Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Leaning Tower of Delft

Delft's Oude Kerk (Old Church) is a beautiful church in the center of town. There are two main churches in Delft, the Oude Kerk and the Nieuwe Kerk (they like to keep it simple I guess). Below is a picture of the bell tower on the Oude Kerk.

This leaning tower of the Oude Kerk was added to the church between 1325-1350 and it is believed that it was built on a filled in canal which probably explains the lean. It houses a bell weighing over 19,000 pounds which can now only be rung during very special occasions because of the lean.

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