Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The City With No Roads

Giethoorn, Holland, is nicknamed the "Venice of the Netherlands". The entire city is built around canals and bucolic wooden arch bridges, with no roads anywhere at all. Settled in 1230 AD, the village's name means "goat horn", where an abundance was found while excavating. The old village has a new bicycle path, but other than that, it remains untouched by modern means of transport.

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