Monday-Windows-PC-Brugge6-1008

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A week or so ago I posted

this image of statues outside…

…Saint Salvator’s Cathedral

in Brugge, Belgium.

To the right of the  first photo is this one…

…which is part of this end of the Cathedral.

Ludwig of Monday Windows

asked about the bricked in windows.

Construction of this version of the Cathedral began

in 1250 and was completed around 1350.

In 1696 William III introduced a window tax in England.

Building owners were taxed according to

the number of windows in their building.

Consequently some owners bricked in

their windows to avoid paying the tax.

Source-Google: Why are windows bricked in

Would it be fair to assume that this is

the reason for bricking in these

windows also?

 

This is the trigger photo for this post.

A cropped section of my previous image.

Why are windows bricked in

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Link to wide angle of Catheldral:

Istock photo of Cathedral

 

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Monday-Windows-PC-Aug-10

2 thoughts on “Monday-Windows-PC-Brugge6-1008

  1. Great photos. And thanks for the link explaining why the windows are bricked up. Now, a lot of bricked up and boarded up pictures come to mind that I’ve seen in a number of cities. Perhaps they’re all related to taxation! Such an interesting post.

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