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One of the many doors of the Town Hall of Leiden. This Renascence building dates back to 1600.
Netherlands, Leiden, March 2009

Above the door you can read a text that refers to the Siege of Leiden. It all happened during the Eighty Years' War in 1573 and 1574, when the Spanish attempted to capture the rebellious city of Leiden and ultimately failed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Leiden
The text (in old Dutch) reads:

"NAE ZWARTE HONGER-NOOT
GEBRACHT HAD TOT DE DOOT
BINAEST ZES-DVZENT MENSCHEN
ALST GOD DEN HEER VERDROOT
GAF HI ONS WEDER BROOT
ZO VEEL WI CONSTEN WENSCHEN"

meaning

"After a black famine
leading to death
of almost six thousand people
to regret of our Lord
provided He us again with bread
as much as we could wish"
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Dec 01 2010 18:49 GMT Pea2007
A very historical doorway.
Dec 01 2010 18:51 GMT Annamaria
The Town Hall of Leiden is a beautfull Building!! Great detail of it, Peter!!
Dec 01 2010 18:58 GMT hans55 PRO
a door with history ... sad history !!!
Dec 01 2010 19:58 GMT Adamus
Beautiful series.
Dec 01 2010 20:00 GMT sini
Great details!:)
Dec 01 2010 21:42 GMT verarenm
Superb details here!
Dec 01 2010 23:28 GMT junne PRO
how did you fit 80 years into the timespan between 1573-1574 ? :-)))

nevertheless an awesome long time and still so well preserved
Dec 02 2010 06:57 GMT martini957
Great shot & history
Dec 02 2010 07:16 GMT senna3
Gunter the war with the Spanish took 80 years (1568-1648), but the siege of Leiden was only 2 years. All details about this war can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighty_Years%27_War
Dec 02 2010 08:14 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful detail and interesting history Peter :)
Dec 02 2010 10:39 GMT senna3
Thank you all for viewing and for your nice comments!
Dec 02 2010 17:12 GMT elsje323
great door serie
Dec 02 2010 17:58 GMT senna3
Thanks again Ida.

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