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Historical Tax House

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – November 2022

The theme for the weekly lens artists challenge is ‘home sweet home‘. In the middle ages one had to pay tax (toll) to use the canal to enter goods into a city. This is a toll house in Oegstgeest at the Leidsevaart or Trekvaart. I am not following the brief, pointing to the places people should visit in The Netherlands. They are well known, and the paths towards them are flattened by millions of tourists. I just point to small places telling a bit about my flat country.

Shot with iPhone 13 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

11 Responses to “Historical Tax House”

  1. lisaonthebeach

    Wow, this fascinates me, Chris. I have been raised on Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies! When I checked the internet after seeing your post, I read that apparently, they got their start in a restaurant named Toll House, opened in a house across from the Boston/Bedford Turnpike toll gates in Massachusetts. I don’t think I have ever once wondered what a Toll House was, until today!

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  2. Toll House | What's (in) the Picture?

    […] The theme for the weekly lens artists challenge is ‘home sweet home‘. In the middle ages one had to pay tax (toll) use the canal to enter goods into a city. This is a toll house in Oegstgeest at the Leidsevaart or Trekvaart. I am not following the brief, pointing to the places people should visit in The Netherlands. They are well known, and the paths towards them are flattened by millions of tourists. I just point to small places telling a bit about my flat country. This is the second photo of this toll house, the first was earlier this week (click here). […]

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