dinsdag 8 augustus 2017

Elburg

The Vischpoort (Fishgate) is the entrance to the old hanseatic city of Elburg.

The gate dates from 1592.

The city is famous because of its  medieval fortress walls.

It has very nice straight streets with special pebbles pavements.

Some of them are made of white cobblers with inlaid figures of black cuttings.
(Tomorrow more) Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

17 opmerkingen:

  1. I figure there must have been some kind of utilitarian purpose for these stones, too

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  2. Die oude stadjes zijn zo fotogeniek. Mooie foto's!

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  3. 1592! Incroyable Marianne. I saw a few of these ancient gates and walls when we were in Europe, fascinating to try and imagine the particular time and reason for the walls.

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  4. What a lovely place. I like everything (not everyone!!) that is medieval. : ))

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  5. I love this old hanseatic city, it looks very beautiful... and very clean.

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  6. I love the pretty little lane with the brickwork and stones.

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  7. This is a gorgeous looking town, very picturesque.

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  8. Beautiful! Walled cities are a rarity here- the first that comes to mind is the Old Quarter of Quebec.

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  9. awesome pictures!!

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  10. Defense from another age. Interesting that it was kept. Now what did the offense look like?

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  11. First time I hear about this town but it looks gorgeous! #OurWorldTuesday

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  12. I love those old city gates. I saw some when I was in Kampen not long ago. Elburg looks like a lovely place.

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  13. Very attractive photos of a charming walled city.

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