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Montelbaanstoren dating back to 1512
Netherlands, Amsterdam, May 2013

The Montelbaanstoren is a tower on the bank of the canal Oudeschans in Amsterdam. The original tower was built in 1512 for the purpose of defending the city. It stands much as it was in 1512, except for the addition of a decorative spire and clock in 1606, designed by Hendrick de Keyser. Rumor has it that after the clock was added, the tower garnered the nickname "Silly Jack" (Malle Jaap in Dutch) because the clock's bells were rather unreliable and rang at strange times of the day or wouldn't ring at all for days on end: http://www.aviewoncities.com/amsterdam/montelbaanstoren.htm
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May 16 2013 06:14 GMT janos
Beautiful tower! :)
May 16 2013 08:46 GMT elsje323
beautiful tower shot
May 16 2013 09:18 GMT 25barb

great notes...Love the colors and the composition with what looks like the bird is ready
to land on the clock.
Sharp details and lighting - must have been a beautiful day.
Love the house boats on the canal and the clock tower even though it is "Silly Jack"
May 16 2013 10:13 GMT clintonfolks
great photo..
May 16 2013 10:19 GMT skyball
That makes a lovely shot Peter!!..best enlarged!!!!!!......
May 16 2013 11:19 GMT 2011Rob PRO
Nice capture Peter :-)
May 16 2013 12:34 GMT Squirrel PRO
BEAUTIFUL SHOT AND COMPOSITION::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
May 16 2013 12:53 GMT Jakeobean
Peter..wonderful photograph...the bird in flight brings the composition together for me.....great job...
May 16 2013 13:26 GMT Lalbabu
Well composed & a fine ps !!!!
May 16 2013 13:45 GMT senna3
Soumen, in this case it is not PS. That "clumsy" bird is real!
May 16 2013 14:23 GMT hans55 PRO
very nice picture of the tower ... good info !!
May 16 2013 14:37 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful tower shot, Peter..:-))
May 16 2013 16:54 GMT ujbanyiv
Wonderful Shot...
May 17 2013 09:35 GMT MargNZ
Again interesting history Peter :)
May 17 2013 11:20 GMT senna3
Thanks all for the nice comments!
May 17 2013 15:29 GMT Lalbabu
Sorry,I thought you have placed the bird in that position.
May 18 2013 11:18 GMT linnywv PRO
For a moment I thought that was a flying turtle!!! Great shot!!
Jun 01 2013 14:42 GMT Mavrick
very nice landscape shots

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