Saturday, May 31, 2014

Day 12/13: Small Town Europe

Yesterday we were able to visit the village of Franneker in the Northern part of the Netherlands.  This was our only visit to an European small village on this trip and it was remarkable.  The village was very similar to many of the small towns in the US, like those back at home, but much older.  We were able to visit a church in our free time that was built in 1421, seventy one years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue!  The village also contained the oldest still-working planetarium in the world, which was built in a living room of a house.  We also visited the city hall which was built in 1650 and is a very ornate building. This city is one of the best we have visited on the trip and one of the places that I would like to return to!

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