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Utrecht Domkerk & Domtoren
Monday, May 15, 2000; posted by Paris

Utrecht is the birthplace of the only Dutch Pope (Adrian VI in the 16th century) and is still a major religious center. The Dutch republic was established here in 1579 with the signing of the Union of Utrecht.

A combined view of the Pandhof with its herb gardens and Domkerk in the background.

Here is a view of the backside of the Domkerk. The Domkerk was built in the 13th and 14th centuries and has a 15th century cloister garden adjacent (the Pandhof).

Here you can see the rear wall of the Domkerk and the jagged edges of the bricks where it used to connect to the side walls which were destroyed in the storm. The central part of the church is now a plaza (Domplein) with trees (you can see them on either side of the picture).

This is a composite picture of the Domtoren (Dom Tower). Built in the late 14th century the tower is no longer attached to the Domkerk (cathedral) since the central part of the cathedral was destroyed by a hurricane in 17th century.

Another view of the Pandhof with its herb gardens.

This was identified as a masonís joke, ropes carved into the stone to hold the stone together.