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's Hertogenbosch within the Walls
by Frans van Gaal and Peter Verhagen | History
Registered by LenaLena of Hoevelaken, Gelderland Netherlands on 5/18/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by LenaLena from Hoevelaken, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, May 18, 2007

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's Hertogenbosch within the Walls: a historical exploration

Reading about and walking through the living past of 's Hertogenbosch.

Voor als ik eens in de buurt ben, leuk voor een thema-release.
Gereserveerd voor Korenwolf 

Journal Entry 2 by korenwolf from Den Bosch/ 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Tuesday, May 06, 2008

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bedankt LenaLena voor dit boekje over mijn mooie woonplaats 's-Hertogenbosch 

Journal Entry 3 by korenwolf at Markt in Den Bosch/ 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Released 8 yrs ago (2/18/2010 UTC) at Markt in Den Bosch/ 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant Netherlands



Dit boek is neegelegd als de release van het monopolyspel week 15:
De zwarte rotsen:
dobbelsteen: 1
plaats: Stadhuis- city hall
Opdracht: release een boek op het stadhuis. Release a book at city hall.

Op pagina 16 & 17:
The Town Hall (Markt 1)
The construction of the Town Hall on the Markt started as early as the 13th century. It gave a full view on the Markt, wich was important, as this was where almost everything happened. Sentences pronounced in the Vierschaar in the Town Hall were carried out on the Markt. This also included the use of the gallows, wich always was a crowd-puller.
In 1670 the ol late Gothic Town Hall from 1370 underwent a metamorphosis which is still visible today. The city council used a small fire which broke out in the 'old' Town Hall in the night from 25 to 26 December 1669as an excuse to build an entirely new Town Hall. This new Town Hall made a stately, 'northern' impression, in imitation of the impressive Town Halls in Amsterdam and Maastricht.
The octagonal turret has 35 carillon bells, the oldest of wich dates from the 14th century. In the façade, just below the tympanum, four horsemen fight a mock battle once every half hour.

the allegory in the Town Hall façade:
At the top of the Town Hall façade is a triangular pediment with the city arms, crowned by a duke's crown and flanked by two savage men. Next to the savage men are two recumbent strem and river gods, recognisable by the water streaming from the jars on which they are leaning. At the corners are two horns of plenty; the left one is spilling the fruits from the land, and the right one is spilling hounds (game) and a sickle (grain). All this means that the duke's town of 's-Hertogenbosch is a well-defended fortified city, surrounded by two rivers (the Dommel and the Aa) and situated on fertile land. 

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