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A picture taken on the borders of Netherlands and Belgium at Sluis, a pity very much clouds saterday afternoon. Sluis came to existence in the second half of the 13th century and received her town privileges in 1290. Untill 1324, this place was called Lamminsvliet; only after that date people started calling it Sluis. Pretty soon Sluis became an reinforced town: in 1382, Louis van Male (count of Flanders) had the place fortified. The construction of the castle commenced in 1385; in 1794 it was however that much damaged by French artillery that it was torn down in 1820. Other defence constructions did servive till present day. The town center was completely encircled by walls which now have become a very nice walking route. The most impressive gate was the Westgate or "Steenen Beer" (Stone Bear), which was destroyed in 1437 by soldiers from Bruges, but was rebuilt later.

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Shooting Date/Time
26/02/2005 15:11:13
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/400
Av( Aperture Value )
5.6
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
200
Lens
18.0 - 55.0mm
Focal Length
28.0mm
Image Size
3072x2048

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