20 Jan 2014

Goedereede Tower / Lighthouse, Netherlands

The Tower of Goedreede in the Netherlands was originally part of the city's parish church. It was built in 1512. From 1552 til 1912 though, it served as a lighthouse. The once prosperous harbour town went into a decline over the centuries as other ports and harbours were more attractive. The town could no longer support the huge  churchbuilding and it went into decline and had to be pulled down eventually. Only the tower remained. It was restored and is now in use as a museum.
This interesting card was sent by Barbara and Elmar Knieps and is a more than welcome addition to my lighthouse collection.

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