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HAB-1-352850904

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photo taken by Calvin Hung in 31st December, 2017

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Rembrandt bridge
Galgewater
Leiden
Netherlands
52° 9' 39.7908" N, 4° 28' 55.794" E
NL

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What is the original color of Rembradt bridge in Leiden?

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Rembrandt Bridge (Rembrandtbrug) was built in 1983 as a replica of a 17th-century bridge that was in the same place. The bridge was rebuilt in color white. However, according to archive research from Heritage and Environment of Leiden (Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken), the original bridge design in 1768 was in English red with black. The research did not please some of the local residents. Friends of Rembrandt Bridge (Vrienden van de Rembrandtbrug) made petitions against the change of color and stuck the "Liever wit dan dit (Better white that this)" over the trial color. 

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