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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Monday, May 18, 2009
The Ham Tower
I took this shot from the train, close to Woerden. It is the 'Ham' tower, it is a medieval remainder of a castle. In some war it was under siege and the enemy wanted to starve them out. But it took long, so long that the army was getting impatient. When the people in the castle put a huge lam’s leg for the birds to pick on the tower. They decided to let it be and left.
The truth was that it was the last food they had... Hmm, what can I learn from this?
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.