National Geographic : 1954 Sep
© National Geographic Society 388 Kodachrome by Gilbert M. Grosvenor Hoorn's Guardian Tower Dreams of Past Glory. Its Clock Has Marked Time for Centuries During Holland's Golden Age, in the 17th century, cargoes from far places poured onto the quays of Hoorn. To day the Afsluit dike isolates the village from the sea. Shutters cover long-empty gunports under the tower eaves.