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De Hortus in Leiden, the Netherlands
yet more photos

June 20th 2006
I swear I'll write one day, when my brain gets back to normal. I think it's entered a summer hibernation or something. If you write me an email, stick to monosyllabic words, please.... So, the photos - this batch are of the world famous Hortus of Leiden, where Carolius Clusius established the tulip in Europe, kickstarting the tulip craze that sent many broke, but ultimately gave everyone the il ... read more
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Norwegian Flag Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with De... ... read more
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