Short impression of my visit to the historic city of Heusden in the Netherlands on 05-05-2014
See also "Sunday Afternoon in Heusden" www://vimeo.com/5680467
The settlement of Heusden, bordering on the river Meuse (Maas), as we know it today dates back to the 13th century.and started with the construction of a fortification to replace the castle that was destroyed by the Duke of Brabant in 1202.
By early 19th century, the defence works were fallen into disrepair and dismantled. In 1968, however, extensive restoration works started, and fortifications were carefully rebuilt, based on and inspired by a 1649 map of the city of Heusden by Johannes Blaeu, son of the famous Dutch cartographer Willem Blaeu. In 1980, the city of Heusden received the European Urbes Nostrae restoration prize. Heusden now draws over 350 thousand tourists every year who visit the historic town centre and walk the walls that once made it a formidable stronghold.
Camera Panasonic G6 + 14-140 lens