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Matrimony

By kuipje  
"sung by Gilbert O'Sullivan 1972"
A Lazy Silly Saterday picture.
The centre of town. The old city hall. This girl had enough from all that waiting, posing and not able to play. She was a bridesmaid. This old town hall is a very popular wedding spot. First the location, second the outside of the building. And most important the inside, it ha™s beautiful, amazing wedding room.
Facts about the town hall
In 1395 the city council of Gouda bought this piece of land from Mr Van der Goude and order to build a town hall. Yet it was not until 1448 before construction began. According to city historian Ignatius Walvis was the poor financial position of the city caused the constant postponement.
The interior part dates back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Pride is Gouda on the coverings in the wedding hall, manufactured by Gouda carpet worker David Ruffelaer. He made the tapestries on the occasion of the visit to Gouda in 1642 by Henrietta Maria of France, wife of King Charles I of England, Mary Stuart with her daughter-in-law William of Orange Nassau, the later William II. The tapestries are from 1948 to 1952 fully restored.
Other V's are views around the town hall on the "Markt" (Markt=marketplace. Twice a week a market is held here. And in the high season a Cheese market is held here from april 7th until september 1th on thursday)

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

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Comments


ken j. 18 374
21 May 2016 8:20AM
Great expression in lead photo Jos - well captured.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
21 May 2016 8:24AM
Now isn't she just too cute...an excellent set
Great info as well Jos...love the Architecture and the Bridal party ...
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2016 9:29AM
A really interesting set......
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
21 May 2016 9:40AM
What a wonderful Original'.....love the walk around Gouda too 😁
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
21 May 2016 9:53AM
Great set of images, full of interest and gorgeous buildings.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2016 12:57PM
Excellent set, great processing and thanks for the narrative.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
21 May 2016 1:45PM
Lovely series.
Sylvia
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
21 May 2016 5:42PM
What a lot of information you impart to us Jos - we should all know a bit more about Holland with your images.
Was blue the theme colour for the wedding?
Your little bridesmaid wanted to be heard!!!
Kate Grin

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