Saturday, April 04, 2015

... the Breedestraat, the main thoroughfare, has several handsome buildings in addition to the ancient Town Hall" R. Lovett #QotD

2015.04.04-DSC00948"Leyden is only a few miles north of The Hague, and the railway runs through a fertile agricultural district. It is situated on the Rhine, the waters of that river entering the city in two branches, the Old and New Rhine, uniting near its centre and flowing slowly through the town. Like Haarlem, it conveys the impression of being well-to-do. The people are well dressed, the houses are clean and commodious; the Breedestraat, the main thoroughfare, has several handsome buildings in addition to the ancient Town Hall; and the great University has not only earned a world-wide reputation, but also brings yearly into the town hundreds of young students, drawn to a large extent from the best families in Holland."   p. 188

"Holland and Delft" by Richard Lovett in Holland as seen and described by famous writers (1906) Edited by Esther Singleton

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