Monday, 28 March 2011

That's my World ,The City of Gouda


















In the Middle Ages, a settlement was founded at the location of the current city by the Van der Goude family, who built a fortified castle alongside the banks of the Gouwe River, from which the family and the city took its name. The area, originally marshland, developed over the course of two centuries. By 1225, a canal was linked to the Gouwe and its estuary was transformed into a harbour. Gouda's array of historic churches and other buildings makes it a very popular day trip destination



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7 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

I could wander around that town for days. Such old world charm.

I Wonder Wye said...

p.s. You and I share the same love of 'all things Austin' I see from your movie list. Colin Firth's Darcy will forever be my favorite...i am also excited by the new 'Jane Eyre' coming out soon.

Thanks for the tour - what a lovely setting to live among...i hope the residents are as pleasant as the setting...

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful old town! I would love to visit there! What a great tour of such a lovely part of your world! Sorry I'm late this week, things are a bit hectic!!

Sylvia

Kay said...

I love it! These are such wonderful, beautiful photos, Wil! Thank you for sharing them with us.

ladyfi said...

What a delightful town! (Makes good cheese too...)

RuneE said...

Gouda is obviously more than cheese :-)

Janice Thomson said...

Such a lovely quaint town - and oh gosh all that Gouda in the window! :)