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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Coming home from work I had the chance to make a shot of the Rotterdam skyline from the VanBrienenoord bridge over the river Maas. Rotterdam has a very un-Dutch skyline with a lot of flats and skycrapers.
For this posting I did a bit of research where the funny name 'VanBrienenoord bridge' is coming from; VanBrienenoord is the name of an island which is located under the bridge.. Or the bridge is build over the island.
The island was purchased in 1847 by baron Van Brienen. It were three seperate islands but connected by the baron, sinds then the island is called VanBrienenoord. (Place of Van Brienen)
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.