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Back to what I prefer the most: pictures of old architectural heritage.
This is the ceiling of the Damme town halls. They have been very good preserved and now serve as exhibition room (for selling books, artwork,...) and also for meetings (mariages, business seminars,...).

A small word of the history of the town hall. This building was initially constructed in 1241 and was rebuilt in 1464. Count Thomas de Savoie and countess Joanna from Constantinopel gave permission to the town to build this hall. The present town hall was built in 1464 on the place where the old hall stood before. That hall was believed to be about twice as large as the present-day town hall.

I very much like the old arches and ribbed ceiling. The medieval contructors certainly were very skilled craftsmen! Pity that this isn't done anymore (too expensive, I guess).

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