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Rediscovering Muiden

Today, a photo which was impossible to take until about ten months ago. The town you can see here is called Muiden, located some miles east of the easternmost Amsterdam suburbs. Until last year the busy motorway A1, which connects Amsterdam with cities in the east of the country, ran right through the town of Muiden and an ugly concrete bridge used to cross the river Vecht right here in the foreground of the photo. However, because the motorway needed to be widened, which was not possible with the existing bridge, the entire motorway was moved about 300 metres to the south and now crosses the Vecht through an aqueduct, the widest in Europe. This new motorway opened last August and since then the old road and bridge have been demolished, which meant that I could finally take a photo of the town of Muiden and the river Vecht.

Muiden is town of about 6,200 inhabitants and was first mentioned 953. Muiden is most famous for the Muiderslot Castle, which was built by Count Floris V in the late 13th century.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/800 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 2715/100 mm
Date Taken: 2017-05-26 16:06
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 2110 kb

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