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This is not the first time that I take picture on these places, but I have the bridge handrail in foreground taken as decorative element
Happy the Springtime is coming a wonderful weather to make bike trip early in the morning.
The wind was calm this gives wonderful reflections of the trees in the canal, I can real enjoy during the morning for to drink a cup of coffee on one of the terraces along the canal.

Thank you very much for your visit.

Already in 1255 Hoeke has its own magistrates, in 1274 the village became a city. In the 14th century the economy of Margaret of Male 'rights to trade in dry fish, tar, masts and accessories for shipbuilding.

Although close to Bruges, Damme and Sluis ensured prosperity, military and economic importance of these cities was also detrimental to the small, fortified Hoeke. It fell three times prey to marauding British troops. This, floods and fires of 1450 and 1528 deprived the city of her life and brought her to her knees. She can never be rebuilt from the ashes ...
Now Hoeke, fortunately, a much safer place and it is a mandatory stop for those who explore the polders (whether by bike).

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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8/04/2015 10:13:30
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EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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