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Elfstedenbrug

Canterland bridge a. k. a. Elfstedenbrug (eleven-cities-bridge) over the Murk river, clad in a mosaic composed of small ceramic photo-tile images of individuals who completed Friesland's famous De Elfstedentocht (Eleven City Ice Skating Tour and Race).
constructed: 2001-2006
artists: Maree Blok (1950 -) & Bas Lugthart (1955 -)
approximate number of ceramic photo-tiles: 7,000
distance of race and tour: 200 kilometers / 125 miles
route: starting at 05:30 in Leeuwarden, Sneek, IJlst, Sloten, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Workum, Bolsward, Harlingen, Franeker, Dokkum, finishing in Leeuwarden -not later than midnight.
years ice thickness permitted the event: 1909, 1912, 1917, 1929, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1954, 1956, 1963, 1985, 1986, 1997
(1997 race participants: limitted to 300; placed: 128)
(1997 tour participants: limitted to 16,000; finished: 14,788)

web sites:
Elfstedentocht
Friese Elfsteden Rijwieltocht Eleven Cities Cycling Tour

* Gytsjerk / Giekerk population: 2,300 the 1790 birthplace of my great (x3) grandfather.

Martinuskerk

- church of Saint Martin

constructed: 18th century, it replaced a church from 1120
modified: 1869 the fa├žade and steeple replaced a toppled tower
rijksmonument number: 35654
location: Canterlandseweg 63

  • Last visit to Giekerk: May 2005
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