Groenlo, Sint Calixtusbasiliek
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I was born in Groenlo and grew up in this area. I always thought this basilique in the center of Groenlo was a really old church. However, during the making of this album I found out it is only little … Read More

Basel, medieval city center – Switzerland
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Basel. Basel is one of the first cities on the banks of the Rhine. Five bridges connect the two parts of the city. Somewhere in the 4th century this city was founded. It was an important city, because the Bishop … Read More

Andernach’s City Walls, Round Tower – Germany
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The Donjon of Andernach. One of the most visual reminders of the 9-year-war is the Round Tower of Andernach, its donjon. After the french army sieged and captured this city they destroyed many of Andernach’s city defences. Its favorite way … Read More

Corcelles-en-Beaujolais, Corcelles Castle – France
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Château de Corcelles. This castle was built to defend the east border of this region. It has never seen battle, but it is a great castle to visit for an hour. You can buy wine that they produce here. Make … Read More

Utrecht, Pandhof Sinte Marie – Utrecht
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Close to Utrecht Centraal Railway Station you can find a courtyard that used to belong to an 11th century Church dedicated to Maria. The Church is no longer there, but you can still visit the cloister and the houses that … Read More

Groenlo, City center – The Netherlands
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Ganzenmarkt. Every medieval city has a lot of small market squares that only traded in one product. Groenlo has a few left of them and one of them is the Ganzenmarkt or Geese Market. On this square geese were traded. … Read More

Andernach City Walls, Ochsentor – Germany
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City walls of Andernach. Andernach is a small city near the river the Rhine. It is one of the cities that still has most of her medieval city walls. Every medieval city had a few gates to let people and … Read More

Elephant Nature Park – Thailand
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Elephant Nature Park A few years back my wife visited this nature park in the north of Thailand. It was created by Saengduean “Lek” Chailert, a Thai  woman who wanted to create a home for abused elephants.  These days the park … Read More

‘s-Hertogenbosch – St. John’s Cathedral – The Netherlands
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Sint Jan. In 1220 they built a parish church dedicated to Sint Jan (‘Saint John’), and subsequently transformed it into a collegiate church in 1366. Finally, in 1559, it turned into a Cathedral after a fire. This Cathedral church is … Read More

Krakow, Saints Peter and Paul Church
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  Saint Peter and Paul Church. When you walk through the mainstreet of Krakow’s city center, you can’t miss this church. It is located near the building Pope John Paul II lived in during his years in Krakow. It took … Read More

Valkenburg, Fluweelengrot mine under the castle – The Netherlands
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Marl quarry. In the Middle Ages a cheap way to get building stones was getting them out of a marl quarry. Marl is a soft type of stone, that can be cut out with a big saw. In one day, … Read More

Bonn, City Hall of this former capital city – Germany
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Bonn. During the Cold War the Reichstag was in the Russian part of Berlin. Because the West-German government could not use it, they needed a new capital to rule West Germany. Bonn was chosen. During this time many powerful people … Read More

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