Monday, 19 December 2011
Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, W for Weighing-house, Gouda
De Weighing-house in Gouda was built at the Market of Gouda, according to a design of Pieter Post in 1668
The building was mainly used as a weighing place for cheese.
The Waag( Weighing-house) was to be higher than the surrounding buildings. They had to be at least six feet lower than the Waag.
The Waag serves now as the Cheese and Trades museum.
Here you see how the cheese was weighed on this enormous balance.
The following photos show the inside of the building now. My friends and I bought and tasted a lot of cheese here.
Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our new logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar.
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with W.