Photographer's Note

A picture taken a the edge of canal Middelburg Belgium. Middelburg it's little village correct on the frontier with Holland. Documentary; Middelburg was built between 1452 and 1465 on instruction of Pieter Bladelin, governor of finance of Filips the Good and treasurer of the order of the Golden Fleece. There used to be (amongst other buildings) a church, a convent, a hospital, walls, a canal to the Lieve (canal Ghent-Damme) and a castle. From 1465 on, a free anual market took place. After the destruction of Dinant by Charles the Temerary, Bladelin brought several craftsmen to his new town. Due to these artisans, Middelburg was granted privileges by Edward IV, king of England, after which also a textile industry was set up. After the dead of Pieter Bladelin, his widow (Margareta de Vageviere) was allowed by Charles the Temerary to rule over the town.

This fhoto I have cropping to a better composition.

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Additional Photos by John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26234 W: 523 N: 44910] (191357)
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