Monday, April 16, 2012

It's All About the Tulips

It's all about the tulips Dutch culture. It's Pella, Iowa, home to Tulip Time.

Pella is a small city that was settled by immigrants from The Netherlands. They are very proud of their Dutch heritage...and their tulips.

Have you ever seen a Dutch (architecturally) McDonald's?

Casey's is a midwestern convenience store. Most look nothing like this one in Pella.

This is a credit union.

Pella Depot, surrounded by tulip beds

Sunlit orange tulips

A bed of pastels

Architectural and floral beauty

That beautiful scene is at Pella Corp...ever heard of Pella Windows? Well, this is the place!

Mural of Dutch inspired tiles outside Smokey Row Coffee House

A beautiful container. See the tulip buds in the center?

Pretty ladies grace the window of a store where Dutch hats and other items are sold. The traditional Dutch apparel differs from province to province.

Glorious purple and pink tulips at the Historical Village

Inside the Historical Village gift shop are many lovelies including this Delft

Another pretty teapot

Tea packaged for people who speak Dutch!

Tiny ceramic  "wooden" shoes (refrigerator magnets)

These spreads sound yummy! And how about the bakery goods below?

A trip to Pella isn't complete without a trip to a bakery (or two).

Dutch letters: a pastry filled with almond paste

As I said before, in Pella, at Tulip Time, it's all about the tulips! And, of course, the Dutch culture.

"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." ~Abram L. Urban

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