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Leiden - Corn Bridge

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When a group of people from England came to the Dutch town of Leiden they were not-then known as "Pilgrims."  They were looking for a place to live where they could follow their own religion, free from persecution (which they were enduring in their own country).

Leiden, then-and-now a university town, is the place where those individuals lived for more than a decade.  This scene, depicting the Koornburg ("Corn Bridge"), is in Leiden.  

Although the bridge (which spans the Rijn River) was built about 22 years after the Pilgrims left Leiden for America, the general area depicted in this photo was the market place where people who lived in Leiden bought and sold goods.  It remains the oldest market in The Netherlands.


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy the dbnl.org website.

 

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