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This picture has been taken almost one month ago, during a stroll through Bruges.
One of the gates around the old city, the name 'Smedepoort' in Dutch.
I find very nice different seasons to use with different picture almost on the same place.

I hope that you enjoy it.

The 'Smedenpoort' is one of four remaining city gates of Bruges. The first gate dates from 1297-99, but was rebuilt in 1367-68 by the master masons and Mathias Saghen Slabbaert January. Later she was rebuilt several times. Characteristic of this port is that, like the Ezelpoort completely surrounded by water.
On the Smedenpoort is a bronze head in memory of an event in 1691. In that year the Bruges sailor Jacob Wyndekens a conspiracy to light. A certain Francois van der Straeten, Towards a Eeklo, had agreed with a small group of French soldiers to them at night the city through the Smedenpoort to smuggle. They would hide in barracks that were located near the Water House. Early in the gatekeepers, they would then overpower the gate open and give free play to a large French army in ambush in the Tillegembos was. That same day, the 26th of June 1691, the Francois van der Straeten traitor hanged, then cut off his head and that head was at an iron pin on the Smedenpoort put.

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