Hello and welcome to the Flying Tour of Wardrecht, and for this weekend only
First of all that isn't the best shot but we have just taken off, that was the main square infront of St. Waraaks Church, open all day why not have a look inside later
As you can see we have climbed to a nicer height, here we can se the Royal Palace and Gardens of Werdrecht, (the state that Wardrecht is the capital of) and we can see the Royal Reformed Church of Werdrecht, a magnificent building which is the head church of the Protestant Religion in Werdrecht.
And now we can see the centre of Wardrecht very clearly now, stretching from the Park of St. Willhelm right to the other side of town.
And here we can even see the station, did you know that the station is the most heavily use station in the entirety of Werdrecht, well it is the capital so what do you expect.
Now sweeping down to a wonderful image of the Wilhelme Cathedral. The Cathedral of Wardrecht.
Now we can see one of the oldest parts of the city, the old warehouses that you can see were used to store a huge range of goods going to and fro the ships that once used to fill the city.
Here is a less flattering side of town, despite this being significantly newer it still holds a charm which we see throughout the city.
An here we get another look at the old town.
And again the wonderful Cathedral of Wardrecht.
Moving on to the centre of town we see one of the most vital buildings in the city. This building is responsible for most of the administration of the city.
Here is the rather small and unimpressive royal palace. When it was built in 1772 the Count at the time claimed that his city was beautiful enough and did not need such grandeur, though the truth relates more to finance.
Now another major building, this is the parliament of Werdrecht. This is where the representatives meet and discuss matters of state. It also houses many important officials.
Here we see on of the only bits od carpark, you will be lucky to get parked. The park and ride tram service is the best an cheap.
The tower was the only true defence against attackers coming from the sea. After the Drechter Dyke was constructed it was no longer needed for defence, it was turned onto a prison for city criminals.
Here is another housing estate set up by the count in 1890 to cope with the need for more homes in the city.
Here we can see the area which is undergoing massive renovation, previously light industry occupied the area however the new developments are more tourism based
Another one of the magnificent churched which Werdrecht has, it also marks the entrance canal that gives access to the Royal Dock adjacent to the Royal Palace.
And here is our last view, a wonderful sight in the dying light of the day.
Thankyou for coming on our tour