This week’s guest host, Monica, set an open or closed challenge for us. It took some thinking and searching but I did come up with a photo I took a few years ago in Delft, Netherlands.
Delft is one of the oldest cities in my country and is famous for it’s paintings by Johannes Vermeer and it’s typical blue Delftware.
From the late Middle Ages up till the eighteenth century Delft had a large stone wall surrounding the city. Being in the Netherlands it also had a vast amount of water surrounding and flowing into the city. Next to Amsterdam the Delft canals are famous.
To make it possible to let the water flow into the city through the stone wall but to keep it safe from enemies they build this water-gate (no, not the American one, lol) in 1400. At the time they could close it with a cast iron grill at night to keep everyone safe. Today the building is used as a house and art gallery. And it’s open all the time :)