Cycling the beautiful Mosel River

 

East from Utrecht

Submitted by mag on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 04:00

We had a  great breakfast at Mary K's, then had to ride back up to Logement aan de Vecht because I forgot something when we check out.  Back to Mary K's which was directly on our route to retrieve out panniers.  We watched some high-jinx on the canal - apparently a race between the most inept rowers in the city..   they smashed into posts and dropped oars to great cheers from the audience. 

We then visited the Rietveld Schoder House - Gerrit Rietveld (grandfather of our good friend Gert Rietveld) was a famous Dutch architect. 

The Schroder House, built in 1924, is the only building that was designed in complete accordance with the De Stijl style,  which was marked by primary colors and pure ideas. Founded in 1917, the movement was named after a periodical that became the most influential voice for the ideals of modern art and architecture in the Netherlands; other famous people of the movement include Piet Mondrian and J.J.P. Oud.

 

Gerrit Rietveld

  • A Dutch furniture designer and architect.
  • One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl
  • Strongly influenced by Charles Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Influence on Gerrit Rietveld:

  • Rietveld Schröder House. His love for basic geometry was greatly influenced by Wright. Other influences in this specific case include:
    •Cantiliver
    •Breaking the box

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Influence on De Stijl:

  • The social and economic circumstances of the time formed an important source of inspiration for their theories, and their ideas about architecture were heavily influenced by Berlage and Frank Lloyd Wright.

From Utrecht we moseyed on slowly toward Amersfoort with a stop in the small town of Soesterberg.