Hoorn, Kaasmarkt Grote Oost

This comparatively small square is certainly an intersection of some importance, to judge by the spores that traffic has left. At the same time, there are no curbs, and it seems likely that the whole space is at least at times used as social space.

Notice the very old building on the left. There are not very many surviving examples of such buildings, but their style is remarkably consistent. The huge overhanging roof is almost certainly a later addition, and one that might better be removed, as it largely hides the character of the building and gives rise to the peculiar windows above it.


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