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Another picture taken out of the series around Sluis.
The lovely Sunday morning without cloud and clear blue sky, without wind, almost a ideal morning for take pictures.
The restored ruin of the "Stenen Beer in Dutch" or 'stone bear' in English is the western gate after restoration 2000 - 2002.
This is a wonderful place for a good stroll around this old medieval city
The Ramparts of Sluis form an interesting cultural history and as a wildlife area that surrounds the city of Sluis.
Already in the 14th century fortifications were built to the then important trade city to protect it. The Spaniards retook the city in 1587, but in 1604 the city was occupied by the troops of Prince Maurice. From this stems the time most of the existing reinforcements.
Although some of the bags subsequently was excavated, the largest part thereof is still intact, as well as the canals. There are remnants of the Western Gate (or: Stone Bear), the South Gate and East Gate is still present, the east gate underwent a thorough restoration in years 2000 -2002.

I wish everyone a very good day

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