Impressions of Dokkum (Frisia)

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Impressions of Dokkum (Frisia)
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A few days ago the Dutch celebrated the country's liberation at the end of the WWII and we spent the day in Dokkum, a small town in northern Frisia with roots in the early Middle Ages. In fact, this was the place where the Anglo-Saxon missionary St Boniface was killed by the Frisians in 754. The town commemorates its medieval roots every day by ringing the bells at 9.50 PM every night as they did in the Middle Ages to warn its citizens to return to the town before the gates would close at 10.00. Anyway the celebration explains the flags you may see in some of the images. Here are a few impressions of this lovely town.

NB. Similar shots posted on the X-Fuji site.

One of the two windmills

The two flour mills the town boasts are De Hoop "The Hope" (1849) en Zeldenrust "Rarely quiet" (1862)

Bridges and canals characterise the town

The town has a long maritime history

Liberation day

Row of houses overlooking the harbour

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