Saturday, June 27, 2009

Veere #3 ...

... busy street in Veere ...

... Her Majesty's Snack bar
Fashionably Chic on a budget! ...

... old fashioned style Dutch tulip vase ...

... elegant cast iron decoration of front door ...

... whale jaw bone ...
whaling in the Netherlands ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The history of Dutch whaling begins with 17th century
exploration of Arctic fishing grounds; and the profitability
of whaling in the 18th century drove further growth ...


... de Campveerse Toren/the Campveer tower (ca. 1500)
as a defensive tower at the harbour ...

... a genuine Napoleonic bivouac and revived parts
of the battle of Walcheren in 1809...

on 10, 11 and 12 July 2009 the Walcheren expedition
will be commemorated and re-enacted in a major event
with over 500 soldiers, horses, ships, etc.
For more detailed information and the latest programme:

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