Utrechtsestraat, Amersfoort, ca. 1903-1917 (source: archiefeemland.nl).
The entrance to the city of Amersfoort from the south at the start of the 20th century. Until the early 19th century a large city gate (the Utrechtsepoort) dominated the area. At the far left we see the Amersfoort Boulder, symbol of the city. The nice building at the left is the city police station. A man is walking towards us on the bridge over the canal. Next to him the rails of the horse-drawn tram are visible.
Utrechtsestraat, Amersfoort, 2009.
The present day situation. The canal has been replaced by a ring road and the police station has been demolished. The futuristic building at the right is a snack bar. Sometimes progress in not progress.
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