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Notes on the Geography of The Netherlands: Delft: Photo 8

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Looking southeasterly to the beestenmarkt, where animals were sold. The inclusion of new buildings here, as behind the Doelinplein, is nothing new. In earlier centuries Delft suffered not only the fire of 1536 but a catastrophic explosion of 90,000 pounds of gunpowder in 1654. That event not only demolished a large part of the town but blew the roof off the New Church and took the stained-glass windows with it.

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