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A t Sloten i m p o r t a n c e w a s given to c h u r c h , w i n d m i l l a n d t r e e p l a n t i n g in t h e i r r e l a d o n s h i p to t h e c a n a l . A t S c h o o n h o u e n t h e c h u r c h a n d m a r k e t p l a c e a r e located o n e i t h e r side of t h e i m p o r t a n t c r o s s i n g o v e r t h e c a n a l . S o m e s e t t l e m e n t s s u c h as A m s t e r d a m w e r e c o n s t r u c t e d o n t h e d a m m i n g of a river or creek. T h e c o n s t r u c t i o n of a d a m m e a n t t h a t a l t e r n a t i v e c h a n n e l s w e r e r e q u i r e d for t h e river w a t e r to r e a c h t h e sea; t h e o r i g i n a l d o w n r i v e r w a t e r section s e r v e d as a n o u t e r h a r b o u r a n d t h e u p r i v e r section a c t e d as a n i n n e r h a r b o u r .

T h r e e rivers ( t h e old a n d n e w R h i n e s a n d t h e M a r e ) r e p r e s e n t s Úit grachtenstadt form w i t h four p a r a l l e l c a n a l s i n t e r s e c t e d by a s y s t e m of n a r r o w l a n e s . T h e broad-cloth industry rapidly expanded during the fourteenth century a n d n e w i n d u s t r i e s w e r e e s t a b l i s h e d . A t h i r d e x t e n s i o n of t h e city b e g a n in 1355; a f o u r t h e x t e n s i o n w a s c o m m e n c e d in 1389 c o n t i n u i n g t h e grachtenstadt form w i t h c a n a l s as p r i n c i p a l traffic r o u t e s , l o n g b u i l d i n g b l o c k s , n a r r o w streets a n d a b r o a d ' m o a t ' e n c l o s i n g t h e a r e a .

T h e sea g a t e h a s a n i m p r e s s i v e s t a i r c a s e w i t h i n t e r m e d i a t e l a n d i n g from w h i c h o n e c a n v i e w a c r o s s t h e q u a y . T h e q u a y s p a c e e x t e n d s i n t o t h e m a i n p i a z z a ( o u t s i d e t h e old t o w n ) . W h e n o r i g i n a l l y c o n s t r u c t e d , Rovinj c o m p l e t e l y o c c u p i e d a s m a l l i s l a n d a n d w a s p r o t e c t e d by a d o u b l e c i r c u i t of w a l l s . 7 Dubrovnik: emplacement provide detail of cannon on bastion walls city.

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