Photographer's Note


Today, I was in the city of Deventer in the province of Overijssel. The city is located on the east bank of the river IJssel.

Deventer was probably founded by the English missionary Lebuïnus around 768, who built a wooden church on the bank of the river. Between 1000 and 1500, the city became a flourishing trade city and was part of the Hanseatic League, just as some other cites along the river IJssel. During the Second World War, the harbour and the industrial area were bombed heavily, but the centre was spared.
Nowadays Deventer is famous for its book-fair every year in August, which is the largest in Europe.
The city has around 95,000 inhabitants.

The church you see here is de Lebuinuskerk. In 937 the first stone church was built on this place by bishop Balderik, this church has been rebuilt some times and finally destroyed by fire. The present church is built between 1450 and 1525. The tower is 62,50 m high.
When I took this picture, I was standing on the Wilhelminabrug, that crosses the IJssel.

The weather wasn't that good, it was a little cloudy and only a pale sun appeared behind me.
It was quite difficult to pp this picture, mostly cause of the noise, but I think the picture is good enough now.

I hope you like this view of Deventer!

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