Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Entrance gate

compared to my last post, this is something a bit older... :) it was built in the mid-19th century. unfortunately, its a bit shielded by the ugly containers with even uglier graffiti (there really is much more graffiti here than in boston), i guess they are restoring the port. its the fifth port on this location, and its part of the wall that was already built around amsterdam around 1300 (!), which was built to protect the city against attack. i guess having 5 different port over such a long period of time is not that many.... :) ah, the port did move a bit outward, each time the city grew.
i must say, i dont remember ever seeing this port before.... eventually, amsterdam had 5 entrance gates. and some, from the middle ages, are still standing to this day. when i happen to pass them, i will take a pic and show you... :)