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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The Sealed Stone
A boulder has been placed at the corner of this canal house in Utrecht. It has been placed there to protect the corner for damage of carriage weels. The story goes that devil's would come at night and shoot marbles with it. Neighbours were fed up with the noices and have put the stone on a chain. This after a priest had driven out the the devils. Allready as far back as 1520 the scoffing stone was called 'the sealed stone'.
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.