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A visit to Bruges 2011, this picture comes out of my archive.

Corner Steenstraat - Market Bruges the name of the building DE VIER WINDEN reason of the name at this place it always blows from different directions, through the ligation of the building

From Steenstraat to 't Zand. Name from location to 't Zand. Originated on a sand ridge as a road that connected with Oudenburg via the Burg and the then Zand, Aardenburg. From 1127 to 1839 the so-called "Noordzand bridge" on the W. street side is located over the Smedenrei.
Cobbled street with almost straight route. Formerly residential function with increasing commercial and hospitality activities since the construction of the station in 1841-1844. Present mainly commercial character cf. the ground floor converted and repeated modernizations; to a lesser extent also habitation.
Quite homogenous row development with neoclassical impact, owing to the influence of the architecture of the station and the square architecture of 't Zand. The street scene is dominated by houses with plastered and painted frame facades from XIX, often as a conversion of stepped gables. Typical right windows in profiled frames, whether or not on cordon forming leakage thresholds, stepped gable, with central window of second construction. ornate wrought iron window rests and flagpole;

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12/02/2011 14:17:47
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