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downtown Holland 
4th-Mar-2018 01:53 pm
This morning when I got downtown Holland to have breakfast at the Windmill it was not open yet so I walked around and took some pictures. Holland is a small town near Lake Michigan. There is all kinds of new building going up downtown. There is a lot of money here in Holland. People like to live here because of the Lake and it is a nice place to raise a family. Holland is also home to Hope College and Western Theological Seminary. Hope College is also always expanding their campus with new buildings. Holland has a very active night life with many young professionals going to pubs specializing in craft beers and nice restaurants. Also there are miles of bike paths and many parks around Holland for people to use. One often comes across runners running up and down Main Street in the mornings. One can walk or run to Lake Macatawa from downtown Holland. Carol and I would often walk our dog Rudy to Lake Mcatawa from downtown Holland when he was still alive.

Carol and I mainly go downtown to either have breakfast at the Windmill or visit Reader's World Bookstore. Reader's World Bookstore recently celebrated their 50th year of being open downtown Holland. Carol remember's going to Reader's World for books when she was growing up. Holland is where Carol grew up, it is her hometown.

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Comments 
5th-Mar-2018 05:43 am (UTC)
Such a beautiful town!
5th-Mar-2018 12:40 pm (UTC) - town
Downtown Holland is basically owned and controlled by the Prince family who are super rich. The Prince family determines everything that goes on in Holland. The Prince family wants Holland to look like a clean tradition family friendly tourist town and a hang out for well off professionals. But I do like the order of Holland, which goes back to its Dutch origins. It was the Dutch who settled in this area in the 1850's and it has remained that flavor of Dutch culture even though there is now different races and cultures in Michigan/Holland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Prince

Flickr Holland album
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20831498@N03/albums/72157606244530179

Edited at 2018-03-05 12:50 pm (UTC)
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