Sunday, May 3, 2009

Annals of transportation (5) .... streets of canals

"Binnendieze" Den Bosch
Like other dutch cities, Den Bosch had an extensive canal system, which enabled ships to come into the city and load and unload right behind the houses
However, since the city was not allowed to spread out and develop further, the townspeople were forced to built their houses on top of the canals. The result is a unique net of canals and tunnels
Thanks to the fare-sightedness of some people in the sixties, the canals were not dumped. Today the are a tourist attraction and can be toured by boats.... under bat nests and spider webs

1 comment:

Jana said...

hey, ich liebe die Fotos der Grachten und die Perspektive, die du ausgewaehlt hast:)
Klasse, dass die Kinder die kubikhaeuser lustig fanden!