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Thank you for visiting this website. The site deals with my travel sketches, photos publications and stories. Please sign my guestbook and and tell me what you think. Don't forget to add a photo if you have one.

Website 24. Dec, 2015

Ciske Quant

Leuk..... te lezen over jouw beleving van WO2, als kind, verhalen uit de eerste hand worden steeds schaarser..... En dat dan ook nog helemaal uit Australië over wat hier een paar km vanaf plaats vond!!!!

En zo frappant: het schilderij van de Grebmolen,

in Schoorldam (Holland), waar tijdens de oorlog zoveel gebeurd is, met 2 onderduikfamilies.... Die molen komt uitgebreid ter sprake op mijn website, pagina 40-45.

24. Dec, 2015

Nicolaas Martinus Hartland

Hallo Gerrit.

Ik ben Nico Hartland Junior.

Zoon van Nico Hartland uit Koedijk. Volgens mij waren jullie neven.

Ik weet van een favoriete oom van mijn vader die palingvisser was op Schoorldam. Dat moet jouw vader geweest zijn. Ik weet ook toen we in Den Helder woonden jullie uit Australië bij ons op bezoek zijn geweest ergens rond 1964-1965.

Ik las een artikel in de Duinstreek over het ontstaan van Schoorldam en kwam daar je naam tegen en werd gesproken over het boek dat je heb geschreven. Zodoende op je site terecht gekomen. Heel leuk om dat allemaal te lezen. Ik was verbaast over de foto van

je vader, die lijkt sprekend op mijn vader op de zelfde leeftijd. En jij Gerrit lijk weer heel veel op mijn Oom Jo. Het is heel leuk om dit allemaal te zien. Ik zou graag wat mail contact met jullie hebben. Wil je mij een mailtje sturen? Dan doen we dit niet

via guestbook.

Met vriendelijke groeten.


24. Dec, 2015

Erik Schanssema

Hi Gerry,

Thank you for copies of both your books "Watercolours, pastels and pencil sketches" and "Buildings in the Landscape". Congratulations on a very fine collection of your works, truly inspiring and historically important. You have achieved your twin goals of balance

and definition. I'm also impressed by your daughter's portrait of you, beautifully done and she has captured you as only someone who knows you well can.

29. Oct, 2015

June Colbert

Wow - I received "Life below sea level" yesterday and it is superb! I love the old maps and the paintings are heartbreakingly lovely. The photos also came up clearly and really put the reader at the scene. I love windmills as well

20. Jul, 2015

Bernadette Murray

Gerrit, you have given me a wonderful insight into Dutch village life pre and post war. Your descriptions of life during the war years clearly explained the experience and the suffering of the villagers. This was balanced by the beautiful

artwork which captured the light and colour of he region. I have enjoyed reading your book so much and am sure it will be always treasured by your family. Warmest regards, Bernadette

12. Jul, 2015

Erik Schanssema

Dear Gerrit,

Firstly thank you for your friendship during the course of our French lessons. Mostly though thank you for sharing your wonderful book and the artwork which makes it complete. It is an exceptional collection of your personal history and of a part of the Netherlands
(although close to my Groningen birthplace) with which I was unfamiliar. Your work has inspired me to begin drafting the story of my beautiful wife Belen who as you know I tragically lost in October 2014. Best wishes with further publication and distribution
of your book which certainly deserves a wider audience both locally and internationally.

Website 3. Apr, 2015

Karina Dimitrova

Great collection! We enjoyed the paintings and had warm impressions.

BTW the website is intelligently presented.

3. Apr, 2015

Kerry Lyall

Dear Gerry

It is so lovely to be able to see more of your wonderful work. I especially like your Corsica pictures. Thank you for the time and effort in developing the website. Regards Kerry

3. Apr, 2015

Peta Mcildoon

Hi Gerry..had very relaxing morning enjoying you

sketches, photos & paintings for all your trips.

I know it has taken a lot of time & effort but you must be very pleased with the end result. I have added photo from Penang Street artist, as I have no artist ability, not blessed as you are.

28. Mar, 2015

Joan Hartland

Nice photo, nice website