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Flying over Haarlem

I found the weather too hot the last weekend to it inside in front of my computer and upload pictures, but today, although it's still very hot, I'd like to show you another picture of the aerial tour Rob and I made last week.

This picture shows you the centre of my home town Haarlem seen from the Cessna we flew with over Holland. For more pictures of this tour, please take a look in the theme: Flying over Holland.

The city of Haarlem is located in the western part of The Netherlands, nor far from Amsterdam and the North Sea. It is the capital of the province of Noord-Holland. Haarlem got city rights in 1245 and had nowadays about 150,000 inhabitants.

In this picture, the big church is de Grote of Sint Bavokerk (Great or Saint Bavo Church), located at de Grote Markt, where you also can find het Stadhuis (Town Hall, a little to the left of the church).
A little the right of the church you can see de Bakenessertoren (Bakenesser Tower, the white tower).
The river at the right hand side of the picture is called het Spaarne. Located on the bank of it, you can find the oldest museum in the Netherlands, het Teylers Museum, here not far from the white bridge.
A little further down the river you can see Molen de Adriaan (Mill "de Adriaan"), next the the big dome, which is a prison.
Finally the 'hall' in the top of the shot is Haarlem Central Station.

I hope you like this one!
For direct links to the other pictures in the theme:
Picture 1: Schiphol - Amsterdam Airport
Picture 2: Amsterdam - Stopera
Picture 3: Amsterdam - Museumplein
Picture 4: Rotterdam - de Maas
Picture 5: Haarlem - Towncentre

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