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?

7 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Marcel!
Great story and this place is beautiful!
I guess it was bluff , the last idea but it worked well!
On the other hand if those soldiers were more patient...
Kind regards
Léia

Ρωμανός ~ Romanós said...

Yes, a great story! I just shared it with one of my friends here in my office.

I'm sure there are some lessons to learn from this, on both sides of the conflict.

Dusty Lens said...

We shall never cease to learn from our past history. But will we listen? that is the question.

yudikris said...

Lovely photo! And the story sounds very legendary and Medieval European taste.... Nice story!

Good luck Marcel!

Vogon Poet said...

It's called bluff, sometimes it works... Sometimes.

PAK said...

Psychological war :)

Julie said...

I like the story, Marcel and I like the look of this tower.

Any chance of a closer look around the base of the tower?