Hollandia, the proud symbol of The Netherlands. This is old; it's placed on the 'Prisoners Gate'. A former entry gate to the city. It is the place where the state kept its prisoners. The English equivalent would be the Tower (it's really small though). A famous man of Woerden stayed there before he was burned on a stake. More about that later.
The second picture is located opposite of the gate that used to be the place where people were publicly hanged, burned or tortured to death. The statue resambles Johan de Witt. He was murdered there by an angry mob in 1672, a complot of Royalists against Republicans. Prince William III of Orange had a dubious role in this.. read more here.
Back in the Water! - After a few weeks off to mend from an injury, today I'm back in the pool, figuratively. I visited a very special place, the Children's Fresh Air Farm. IP...
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