Tagged: Leiden

Drawing: Koornbrug ca. 1900 (prints for sale)

Leiden is a magical place, filled with history reaching back well into medieval times. It played an essential role in the war against the Spanish. From May until October 1574, the city was besieged by the Spanish. By cutting the dikes, the geuzen were able to relieve the city and on the 3rd of October, the siege was broken. Nowadays, this feat is still celebrated among the locals, among which I count myself. In the run up to the festivities, I finished my drawing of the Koornbrug, one of the most iconic landmarks Leiden can count among its monuments. The bridge was...

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A Silent Reminder of Yesterday’s Dealings 0

A Silent Reminder of Yesterday’s Dealings

Yesterday, a Sunday, saw the Leiden Marathon take place. There are multiple reasons why this interested me, running itself isn’t one of them. The first reason is that my sister took part in the half marathon, 21 kilometer. The second is, of course, that Leiden is my proud hometown. The third reason, and the reason I was able to take the picture pictured above, is that the start/finish-line was about 200 meter from the place I work. I think this picture is somewhat poetic. Somewhere, a (presumably) female runner is missing her fuchsia Adidas headband. Two hundred meters from the...

The Leiden High School-Shooting Hoax? 0

The Leiden High School-Shooting Hoax?

On saturday, some nutcase posted this on 4chan. Because I live in Leiden, this sparked my interest. Not only mine, but also that of the police. Every high school is closed today, as the local police is working together with the FBI, as they have experience with dealing with this kind of threat/d (see what I did there?). However, I think this is just some fool trying to look cool. And I have some proof to back it up, after the jump.