Nederland - Delft, Oostpoort

The Oostpoort (Eastern Gate) is an example of Brick Gothic architecture. Its twin towers flank an entrance moat and bridge. The gate was built around 1400. In the 16th century they were raised with hexagonal floors and high pointed spires. The gate is located in perhaps one of the most enchanting corners of Delft. The Oostpoort was once known as “Saint Catherine’s Gate” and is the eldest medieval entranceway to Delft.

Originally there were nine gates to Delft. Eight were demolished by 1847. The Oostpoort is the last remaining gate in the city. The gate consists of a land-gate and a water-gate that are connected by the remains of the city wall.

The Oostpoort was last restored in 1962-1964. Nowadays it serves as an art gallery and private residence.
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Annemarie said:

what a beautiful photo - HFF!

Have a nice weekend:)
10 days ago

Kawasirius said:

Superbe série sur cette porte médiévale ************ Effectivement c'est un endroit très enchanteur au regard de vos beaux clichés ! Bonne fin de semaine, Jaap ! HFF !
10 days ago ( translate )

Edna Edenkoben said:

Great compo!
HFF, Jaap, and have a good weekend!
10 days ago

Andreas Boettcher said:

HFF Jaap...
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Roger (Grisly) said:

Nice series of excellent images, and good information Jaap
Wish you a great Friday
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uwschu said:

..FF Jaap
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Nouchetdu38 said:

Gorgeous medieval architecture!!!!!!
Great series!!!!!!!!****
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Loose_Grip/Pete said:

Lovely shot Jaap. We had just walked over that bridge (in 1982) before I took my recent posting on the other side of the gate!
HFF & have a great w/e.
10 days ago

LotharW said:

HFF Jaap und ein schönes Wochenende!
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Malik Raoulda said:

IMPECCABLE et excellemment partagée.
HFF et agréable fin de semaine paisible.
10 days ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbes images de cette très jolie ville !
HFF et Bon weekend. Amitiés
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Mecklenburg-Foto said:

Interessantes Bauwerk, schön fotografiert, HFF!
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Mick Herbert said:

A fine capture Jaap !
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Makrofan said:

HFF und ein stressfreies Wochenende!
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Rosalyn Hilborne said:

A beautiful series Jaap. I haven't been to Delft, but would love to.
HFF and a good weekend.
10 days ago