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Windmill De Valk and war monument (Leiden)

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A: Street sundial near windmill De Valk in Leiden

by Henk Keijzer, 30 meters away

The street sundial, near molen De Valk in Leiden, indicates the Leiden time. This time is based on th...

Street sundial near windmill De Valk in Leiden

B: Horizontal sun dial in the street

by Jan Mulder, 30 meters away

Sun dial in front of windmill de Valk. Photo's taken on January 14, 2012.

Horizontal sun dial in the street

C: Windmilll De Valk - Leiden

by Valentin Arfire, 30 meters away

De Valk WindmillMill museum The Falcon Molen De Valk in de sneeuw'De Valk' (The Falcon) is a tower mi...

Windmilll De Valk - Leiden

D: De Walk Windmill - Leiden

by Valentin Arfire, 50 meters away

De Valk WindmillMill museum The Falcon Molen De Valk in de sneeuw'De Valk' (The Falcon) is a tower mi...

De Walk Windmill - Leiden

E: bicycle park near the station in Leiden

by Valentin Arfire, 270 meters away

bicycle park near the station in Leiden

bicycle park near the station in Leiden

F: streetview in Leiden with Juan Carlos taking panorama

by Valentin Arfire, 300 meters away

streetview in Leiden with Juan Carlos taking panorama

streetview in Leiden with Juan Carlos taking panorama

G: Bridge Marebrug

by Jan Mulder, 340 meters away

Photo's taken on January 14, 2012.

Bridge Marebrug

H: Muziek in Leidse hofjes - Groot Sionshof - Angelica Vasquez

by Henk Keijzer, 350 meters away

Muziek in Leidse hofjes - Groot Sionshof - Angelica Vasquez

Muziek in Leidse hofjes - Groot Sionshof - Angelica Vasquez

I: Morspoort

by Anton van Tetering, 350 meters away

The 17th century Morspoort is the western entrance of the inner city of Leiden.

Morspoort

J: Korte Rapenburg (Leiden)

by Anton van Tetering, 360 meters away

Korte Rapenburg (Leiden)

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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