For Whom The Bell Tolls

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Here is an unusual shaped belfry known as Frisian belfry. Such free-standing belfries are generally found in the rural areas of The Netherlands especially in Friesland, Drenthe and Overijssel. Main reason for such a design was economic necessity as it saved the cost of regular belfry tower.

This particular belfry is in the small village of Wijnjewoude.

More info: Dutch Wikipedia and Klokkenstoel Wijnjewoude

My digitally modified version of above street view as shared in Artistic Google album of Google+

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