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Middelburg (17), Abdij (1/3)
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The Provincial States of Zeeland are domiciled at Middelburg, the Netherlands. This picture shows a part of their 'work rooms'. The whole block has the form of a ring and is called 'the Abbey' after its former (1127 - 1574) function. In WW II (May 17th, 1940) the Abbey was almost completely destroyed by bombs, but, thank Goodness, it was rebuilt. Yesterday I posted a picture of the Zeeland crest 'Luctor et Emergo'. The crest can be seen on this picture as well. It's somewhat bigger than the little cross that Bob (Dunsticking) recently has placed in one of his pictures. If you like to find it I wish you success. P.S (for Chris - Boremachine): the sky is missing clouds as it was somewhat foggy at the day I took this picture.

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.boremachine
02/08/07 8:26 PM GMT
I already was into complaining about the sky *LOL*
very beautiful view of those old buildings :o))
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.twinkel
02/08/07 8:33 PM GMT
very beautiful my friend:)) but the sky has to be blue:)) LOL
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::fogz
02/08/07 8:45 PM GMT
It really is a unique kind of architecture Cornelius! Excellent capture and thank you for the history lesson too! :) Patti
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.elizabeth1
02/08/07 8:47 PM GMT
I think Middelburg is a old city because of these buildings but a beautiful picture and a great architecture
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::dutch_postings
02/08/07 8:59 PM GMT
nou, dan hebben ze goed werk geleverd met die restauratie, het ziet er erg oud uit, misschien hebben ze wel dezelfde oude bakstenen gebruikt, dat moet haast wel.
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.dwdharvey
02/08/07 10:54 PM GMT
Great capture Cornelius, very impressive architecture
Very Well Done, thanks for sharing, Don
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.rozem061
02/13/07 10:23 AM GMT
Hoi, Cornelius !
Abdij serie:
Deze is echt schitterend mooi !, ik heb nooit geweten dat Middelburg zo mooi was!
Was er al een keer geweest in m'n jonge jaren, maar toen had ik waarschijnlijk
meer oog voor andere zaken!
Regards !
John
P.S
Compliment voor je Duits !
Moi !
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