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These picture has been taken in Aardenburg Netherlands Zeeland
I took these picture on the square with a small fountain and kiosk in foreground.
Also a very nice view on the Saint Bavo church in background upward the houses.

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The Saint Bavo church is the oldest building that you find in Aardenburg.
The church was founded by monks of the Abbey of St. Bavo in Ghent 959.
In the oldest part of the church building you see again that probably comes from the Roman Castellum that this place was in the years 175 to 270 AD
In the thirteen tenth century Aardenburg experienced its greatest economic boom.
The settlement grew very rapidly into a city of about 5,000 inhabitants, making the need for a larger church arose.
In the twenties of the thirteenth century the building was expanded in a style that transition between the Romanesque and Gothic architectural style: the 'Scheldt Gothic ".
The Saint Bavo is the only building in the Netherlands where this style so clearly recognizable.
In the mid-fourteenth century the church was again expanded with a part that was built as Flemish Church Hall in "High Gothic style."
From the second half of the fourteenth century to the Reformation, the church was repeatedly damaged by various warring factions and in 1582 by the French was still the lead stolen from the church.

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