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Dom van Utrecht

This is a photo of the main landmark in the city of Utrecht, the fourth largest city in The Netherlands. At 112 metres, the Dom van Utrecht is the tallest church tower in the country.

St. Martin's Cathedral, as it was orginally called, was built on the spot of the Roman castellum Traiectum, close to the place where the Rhine formed the limes, the northern border of the Roman Empire. In later centuries, it was the site of a number of other churches, before construction of the Dom Church began in 1254. The cathedral was the largest in The Netherlands, until the nave collapsed during a heavy storm in August 1674, leaving the tower isolated from the remaining part of the church. The nave has never been rebuilt and the debris wasn't removed until 150 years later.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 538/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-06-01 12:20
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 2049 kb

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