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Favorite thing: Pictures ?oet ut aaid Mestreechter Printebook? ? from the old photo album. Always curious about what the city looked like in the days of black and white pictures, or even at the time before the camera, on prints? Since so much has been build, rebuils and broken down, the face of the town constatntly has changed, of course keeping its caracteristics. But especially the fortifiactions area and the Maas bridges have had a lot of attention. The historic citycenter has been surrounded by walls for a very long time. First in the beginning of the 20 th century the city began to develop: this is visible by the ?singles? who are more or less at the place were the gates were ? that?s why the neighboorhoods which were build at these places are all named after the gate which was located there, such as ?brusselse poort? ?duitse poort? or aker poort.? Interesting on old pictures is to see that Maastricht has had a tram. This line ended at the ?tramhalte? a place that is still visible at a pub under that name at the Emma plein. Here the beginning with the fisrt suburbian architecture was made in the times of expansion. At the Emmapelin the neighboorhood brusselsepoort arasied behind the st Lambertus church. Typical houses with those bay windows. Cafee 1900 reminds of the age of the neighboorhood. Nowadays a lot of student life in the Herenhuizen that are located here. The Sint Servaas bridge dates from the 13 th century but has been renovated completely in the middle of last century. Take a look at the serval images of this bridge, depicting the bridge in 1920, 1932, 1948. the wilhelmina bridge was for a long time not entering the market square directly. The market was ?closed? meaning, the townhall surrounded completely by houses. With the building of the city administration office, a much dispiced building for it was considered to be ugly, the market got ?open? to the Wilhelmina bridge. The bridge has had also several outlooks. See pictures from 1935 and 1943. The Maas had also other changes. There used to be a canal parallel on the river. Later on this canal disappered. The Kesselskade which is now raod and pedestrian area was once also a canal. See the picture, it shows boats in 1915 on the canal. Near the harbor you saw a little bridge going ip and down. The canal went up to the place where you find now the road Maasboulevard. Take a look at the nicely dressed Sunday people under the Poort Waarachtig.

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  • Written Apr 14, 2008
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