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It may be almost Christmas time on the calendar, and the astronomical autumn may be over tomorrow, but this year we certainly won't have a white Christmas. Nothing close to winter can be seen on this photo as well, made last Sunday in the old Dutch town of Delft. Pictured is Oostpoort ("Eastern Gate"), the only city gate remaining in Delft, after all others were demolished in the nineteenth century. It was built around 1400, but the towers were added in 16C. Amazingly, the gate and the gatekeeper's house, built over the canal, are still inhabited, so people live literally "on the water". The small white bridge on the left is very typical of Holland, hundreds of similar drawbridges were built over the canals in the past centuries. Some of them are still functional and can be opened for the boats; but not this one any more...

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Additional Photos by Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1341 W: 179 N: 3373] (15185)
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