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Je Maintiendrai

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The fence of the Johan Willem Friso Kazerne (=barracks) Je maintiendrai (English: I will uphold) the motto Netherlands since 1815 and is on the front of the Dutch passport. The is actually the motto of the House of Orange-Nassau, which William of Orange inherited the principality of Orange by the legacy of René of Chalon. Originally, the motto was Je Maintiendrai Chalons, but changed it to William Je maintiendrai Nassau. After a while it became this just Je Maintiendrai.

During the Republic (1581-1,795) was the motto Concordia res parvae crescunt used (Eng: Unity is strength, also the motto of Belgium after the Belgian Revolution in 1830, or in French: L'union fait la force). When the House of Orange in 1815 got more power and was promoted to head of family hereditary stadholder through sovereign king,they took the motto of the Oranges for the United Kingdom of the Netherlands . The Netherlands kept the motto after the separation of the Low Countries in 1830.

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*Yvonne* on November 11, 2010

Ik dacht al, waar ken ik de title van...het staat in Neerlands paspoort.

Prachtige foto, qua sfeer erg sereen. L

Erik van den Ham on November 11, 2010

Hi Rafael so wonderful I could grant you some rest away from all worries in the world.

Hello KONNY thanks so glad you Like this gate and scene.

Ja klopt als een bus Yvonne onze wapenspreuk zo gezegd. Dit was er één uit de 'hekkenserie'. Een tijdje terug bleek dat veel panoramio gebruikers foto's hadden met daarop hekken of hekwerken. Toen is er het idee ontstaan om een dag af te spreken en dan met z'n allen wat hekken of hekwerken te uploaden. Ook nu weer hadden een aantal mensen wat foto's verzameld Linkjes naar ander hekken vind je hier

Bedankt voor al je bezoekjes aan mijn foto's en ook voor de Like hier.

australien67h on November 14, 2010


Erik van den Ham on November 14, 2010

Thanks 'Aussie' for your kind comment & Like

Cheers, Erik

GWHoffman on April 7, 2011

WOW! It almost looks like you had your crew blow in the smoke for a special effect. Beautiful. LIKE 311. Regards, Glenn

Erik van den Ham on April 8, 2011

Oh darn you how did you guessed? I had in fact my crew working here they started some fires to get me the smoke! Glad you Like it Glenn

Best wishes from the Netherlands, Erik

Wim Popken on February 10, 2012

Welkom bij de Mooi Drenthe groep. Prachtige foto.

Gr. Wim

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  • Uploaded on November 4, 2010
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    by Erik van den Ham