woensdag 6 november 2013

Medieval remains

The "Kamperbinnenpoort" in Amersfoort is one of the three medieval gates which are left in the innercity. It is one of the last remains of the inner town-wall which was built around the town and dates from the 13th century.

And this is the other side of the gate.

There are several well preserved old houses.

An old cafe.

The Sint-Joris Church was originally built in 1248 but has been rebuild several times and now dates from the 15th century. In my post of last Sunday I showed you some other photos of Amersfoort.

8 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh, this is just so beautiful - I am so glad it was never taken down - It looks so grand sitting there, almost protecting the city. The houses are well preserved and one can tell much work to keep them looking so nice. I love it that a person can park bicycles and scooters in just about any available space. WE cannot do that here?? Have a wonderful day - red sky this morning in my yard.

  2. Its breathtaking to image how many years these gates have been standing there protecting their towns.. Beautifully shown Marianne.

  3. Dearest Marianne,
    Amersfoort has quite some history and such medieval buildings, in excellent shape, I miss seeing here in the New World... St. Augustine, FL is the oldest city. I've written a post about it once: http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2010/10/do-you-all-know-our-nations-oldest-city.html
    That was in 1565 that Menéndez set foot ashore of Florida...
    Be proud of your country as there are so many well preserved treasures from medieval times!

  4. Hier ben ik ook geweest en we vonden het super. Leuke historische stad.


    Onze impressie van de Koppelpoort.

  5. You know it is difficult for us Americans to grasp something so grand being that old. All we have to compare with that are some cliff dwellings in the deserts of the southwest.

  6. I loved the photos of the old gates! Great post!

  7. mooie serie van Amersfoort. Groetjes Dietmut

  8. What a fantastic place !
    Greetings !