Photographer's Note

Thank you Daniel.
this is what I can say about this superb Meeting held in TE Zealand in May 2010.
and glad to have found this beautiful world as nice.

Goes to History, where we made our first step.

Map showing the town of Goes in the middle of the seventeenth century.

The foundation Goes took place during the tenth century on the banks of a creek. There are several interpretations as to the origin of the name. Most likely, according to the official website of the town, is a text dating from 976 Curtagosum mentioning that we should estimate as the only real explanation. The hydronym Gosa accompanied Curt Korte read Gos (Petit-Gos.

Coat of Arms Goes represent among other a white goose. Here too, various theories exist to explain the presence of a goose on the arms of the city. One of them says it is an evocation of the wild geese that winter in South Beveland.

Goes has probably got a community charter in 1405, why in 2005 it celebrated its 600th anniversary as a city.

In 1417, Jacqueline of Hainault granted the town the right to build fortifications.

In 1577, during the War of the Eighty Years, Goes fell to the rebels Netherlands.

Often it is suggested that Goes was a Hanseatic city. However, Goes has never belonged to this group of cities. This idea is inspired by two facts:

* Due to the presence of a goose in his arms, the town is sometimes called Hanzestad (the city of Goose) in Dutch, goose ganz said, but the dialect pronounces hanz Zealand. Hanseatic City resulting Hanzestad, the wordplay is clear.
* In the early twentieth century, we could find a bank called Hanze-bank.

From 1810-1814, Goes was sub-prefecture of the French department of the Bouches-de-l'Escaut.

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