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Downtowm

By kuipje  
"sung by Petula Clark 1964"
Just crossed the old castle moat. Now I'm in the old town. If I would have walk here 300 years ago I would have seen the castle wall and entered through a city gate. In Golda (the name changed later in Gouda)
A bit of history of building the canals and walls. ( from the websiteof the archaeological society Golda )
"Walls, gates and towers wall
The perimeter of the ramparts of Gouda had a length of about three kilometers with four large gates and three additional ports to the waterfront. Between the gates of the wall was extended with advanced semicircular wall towers to defend from the side wall. On the inside of the wall were savings arches brick and topped by a parapet with shooting openings to defend the city. Such wall arches reminds the street name "Bogen". Later, the four major gates of the canal for a building flanking walls with two towers and the drawbridge came. How big investments were in town wall is evident from the huge amount required brick. Per meter wall 13,000 bricks were needed. Through urban taxes had to make contributions to this every citizen in kind or in cash."
Other V's moving towards the marketplace

Tags: Cheese The netherlands Landscape and travel Canon eos 5D Reeuwijk Gouda Kuipjedebats

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
20 May 2016 9:49AM
Brick making used to be a big industry...now it's all concrete 😩
Great set 😁


Like your colourful friend at v7 😁😁 you'll make the Ladies 2B jealous 😁
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 May 2016 9:54AM
A fine set, Jos, but my favourite has to be V.7, what a wonderful colour co-ordinated outfit she is wearing Smile
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
20 May 2016 9:54AM
Great set
and love the processing
colijohn 9 59 2 Netherlands
20 May 2016 10:13AM
Hi Jos you can better come to Geldermalsen the ice cream is only €1 for a ball. Lovely photos.

Hi Jos je had better near Geldermalsen kunnen komen de schepijs is alleen €1 de bol. Lol. Mooie fotos

nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
20 May 2016 11:45AM
The last image is my fave among these fine shots, Jos. There's so much to see under that lovely light. You need to watch out for the vertical lines, though.
kuipje 7 3 Netherlands
20 May 2016 12:08PM
Nezih
Quote:You need to watch out for the vertical lines, though.

That's true, but a lot of these old house are not straight, the bent over, are sunken the during the hundreds of years. I did my best to get it a bit even.
Jos
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
20 May 2016 1:31PM
I have always wanted to visit Gouda...now I have , through your lens...great images of a beautiful town
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
20 May 2016 4:34PM
Don't think the exercise has done the lady in V7 any good Jos.....she's gone all stiff.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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