Leeuwarden, Friesland.

Leeuwarden, Friesland.

Slauerhoffbrug, Leeuwarden, Netherlands ~In M. C. Escher’s hometown of Leeuwarden stands a bridge that resembles something out of War of the Worlds. When a ship traveling down the Harlinger Vaart River needs to cross traffic, a mechanical arm removes a 50-square-foot section of road and hoists it aloft like a giant robot flipping a pancake. VAN DRIEL MECHATRONICA

Slauerhoffbrug: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Slauerhoffbrug, Leeuwarden, Netherlands ~In M. C. Escher’s hometown of Leeuwarden stands a bridge that resembles something out of War of the Worlds. When a ship traveling down the Harlinger Vaart River needs to cross traffic, a mechanical arm removes a 50-square-foot section of road and hoists it aloft like a giant robot flipping a pancake. VAN DRIEL MECHATRONICA

Leaning Oldehove tower, Leeuwarden

Leaning Oldehove tower, Leeuwarden

Stadhuis Leeuwarden, Friesland.

Stadhuis Leeuwarden, Friesland.

Gezellig een biertje of wijntje drinken bij Grand Cafe Dikke van Leeuwarden Leeuwarden

Gezellig een biertje of wijntje drinken bij Grand Cafe Dikke van Leeuwarden Leeuwarden

Immediately after her execution by the French, questions rose about the justification of her execution. The idea of an exotic dancer working as a lethal double agent, using her powers of seduction to extract military secrets from her many lovers fired the popular imagination, and made Mata Hari an enduring archetype of the femme fatale.

Immediately after her execution by the French, questions rose about the justification of her execution. The idea of an exotic dancer working as a lethal double agent, using her powers of seduction to extract military secrets from her many lovers fired the popular imagination, and made Mata Hari an enduring archetype of the femme fatale.

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