Maastricht (The Netherlands) – the city I was born in 1961
Reconstruction 4th century – 'Maestricht – Trajectum ad Mosam' – a few centuries later …
Maastricht from the sky looking north – June 2011 – The pitoresk "Father Vink"-tower*
*=Pater Vink was one of the five beheaded persons in 1635 accused of high treason. Here started the second wall round the town, that was built less than a century after the building of the first one was finished. In the 13th century the town grew so rapidly, that after 70 years its surface expanded three times the original size. So a second wall had to be built to protect the new parts of that mediaeval town.
The Maastricht skyline direction southwest (2005) – Basilica of the O.L.V.
Basilica of Saint Servatius – Another nice place to be …
The Riemst (Bolder) area – the village I live now