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Abbey tower "De lange Jan" (the tall John)

By kuipje  
This is the first of a serie of pictures I'll upload that I took while visiting my father who lives in Middelburg.
"Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. Situated on the central peninsula of the Zeeland province.
The city of Middelburg dates back possibly to the late 8th century or early 9th century. The first mention of Middelburg was as one of three fortified towns (i.e., borgs) erected on Walcheren (then an island) to guard against Viking raids. In 844 a monastery was built on the site, which remained an active Catholic foundation until the Reformation. Foundations for Middelburg's "stately and picturesque" cathedral (one of only two pre-Reformation cathedrals in The Netherlands, along with St. Martin's in Utrecht) were first laid in the 10th century; additional construction continued through the Middle Ages." ( from Wikipedia)
This picture.
The Abbey Tower nickname "Lange Jan". The abbey dates from the second half of the fourteenth century and is in the middle off the town. (to be continued)

Tags: The netherlands Architecture Zeeland Canon eos 5D Middelburg Reeuwijk Kuipjedebats JC Kuipers SP AF 70-200mm Fand28 Di LD IF MACRO

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
9 Oct 2015 8:36AM
Interesting historical position...Just looked it up on Google maps and it looks in a very prominent position...but perhaps a little isolated....have booked a short break in Den Haag next year....hoping to get out and about Smile
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2015 8:48AM
looking forward to the series...one place in the nederlands I haven't been too
bring on the photos please
kuipje 7 3 Netherlands
9 Oct 2015 8:55AM
Hi dear Barbara
I think I can add an other place Reeuwijk
My door is always open for you two (except wintertimes, a bit cold, brrrrrrr)
xxxxxx Woodenshoe J.
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2015 2:13PM
An interesting and informative narrative supported by an impressive capture of this wonderful structure.

Thanks for sharing Jos.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
9 Oct 2015 2:22PM
Interesting and wonderful image
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
10 Oct 2015 1:23AM
Interesting information Jos...great shot...look forward to your series

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