The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #2 March / April 2013
Where Are You?
by Sonja Krüger
March / April 2013 | 

This fishing port is actually spread over seven islands, two of which are connected directly by bridges. It dates back to the ninth century when a castle was built in the area. It wasn't actually granted a township status until the mid nineteenth century. Its primary vocation is fishing, and it is the modern day fishing capital of its country. Because of its setting in the water, it also supports fish processing and fish farming. Some of the islands are linked to the mainland by three of the world's longest sub-sea tunnels.

Its other main attraction is its unique architecture. This was done by design after a major fire at the start of the twentieth century wiped out most of the city, with its wood buildings. Fortunately, only one person died in the fire. She was a 76-year-old woman who, oddly enough, lived next to the fire station. The German Kaiser of the day made major

contributions to the city, sending 4 ships full of materials to aid in its rebuilding. It was then that the city was rebuilt out of brick stones, by a mayoral decree. The new architecture is a mix of towers, turrets and medieval-romantic frontages.

The city's islands are home to a twelfth century marble church, a historical lighthouse, and preserved Stone Age dwellings. Ornithologist flock to its nearby "bird rock", which is the largest in the country. The city is a beautiful tourist spot which still retains its "old-world" charm.

Can you name this city and country?

Last month's answer: Volendam, Netherlands


 
1
Where Are You?
Writer: Sonja Krüger
Images:
arancia: Mystery picture

All images are Copyright - CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Share Alike) by their respective owners, except for Petey, which is Public Domain (PD) or unless otherwise noted.

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
In this issue:



Archives
Missed something?
Find previous issues in the archives.


Become a Patron and help support us


Google

Subscribe to Parrot Time!

Copyright © 2013-2017 Scriveremo Publishing