dinsdag 9 mei 2017

Medieval city

The city of Amersfoort has a well-preserved and protected medieval centre. This is the "Onze-Lieve-Vrouwentoren" ( The Tower of Our Lady), one of the tallest medieval church towers in the Netherlands at 98 metres (322 ft). The construction of the tower and the church was started in 1444. The church was destroyed by a gunpowder explosion in 1787, but the tower survived. The nickname of the tower is "Lange Jan" (Long John).

One of the medieval houses around the church square.

A house with a typical  stepped-gable from 1602

The tower is by its length visible everywhere in the city.

Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

17 opmerkingen:

  1. Thank goodness all this has been preserved.

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  2. Gelukkig is de toren bewaard gebleven. Mooi doorkijkje in de eerste foto!

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  3. So lovely! That first shot is wonderful.

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  4. Je hebt het geluk om in zo'n mooie geschiedenis te leven, M

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  5. Beautiful church tower, I'm glad it survived the explosion.

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  6. What a beautiful town with its medieval heritage still intact.

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  7. de toren heeft zijn naam niet gestolen Marianne..

    prachtige foto's

    prettige avond gewenst

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  8. The tower is pretty impressive. I love the different views of the city.

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  9. Such a pretty landmark to see towering over the city. I love the decoration of the stepped building.

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  10. I too like that first shot through the wrought iron.

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  11. The thing that amazes me is how they constructed towers like this with the materials and technologies they had.

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  12. Being so tall I should imagine 'Long John' can be seen from many points around the city.. beautifully shown here Marianne, love the composition of your first shot!

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  13. Love the medieval city.
    The old narrow house is wonderful.

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  14. I find that stepped gable building very appealing. Because of your photos, I find your city very appealing!

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