11 februari 2018

Oldehove church tower

The Oldehove is an unfinished church tower in the old city of Leeuwarden. During construction -around the year of 1530- the tower began to sag and the project was stopped. In 1595 the then derelict church was demolished, but the brick tower remains. Today it leans more than the tower of Pisa in Italy!

The Oldehove is listed as national heritage. And pictured on manhole covers throughout the city..

16 opmerkingen:

  1. een merkwaardige toren zonder kerk Marleen

    hopelijk verzakt hij niet verder

    fijne zondag

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  2. In the Fens of Cambridgeshire, which are similar geologically to your country, several towers are built separately to the church because of the dangers of them collapsing. I've never seen one leaning to that degree!

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  3. The lean is quite obvious. I wonder if my father would be familiar with this.

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  4. I wouldn't want to be sleeping on the back side of that tower! Perhaps steps have been taken to stop the lean and bolster whatever lean is left? Fun post!

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  6. That is quite the lean. Nice shot, Marleen.

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  7. Ha Marleen, mooie robuuste toren, staat wel aardig uit het lood.
    Groet Kees.

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  8. Nou die staat zeker scheef een eigen toren van Pisa, wie had dat gedacht!

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  9. That is amazing Marleen! I've never heard of it before. It is beautiful.

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  10. I had no idea you have your own version of the leaning Tower of Pisa!!
    It's a great building!

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