Mug Shot — «Utrecht - Oudegracht»

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Starbucks City Mug Utrecht - Oudegracht
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Utrecht - city and municipality is the capital and most populous city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is located in the eastern corner of the Randstad conurbation, and is the fourth largest city of the Netherlands. Utrecht's ancient city centre features many buildings and structures from the Early Middle Ages. It has been the religious centre of the Netherlands since the eighth century. Currently it is the see of the Archbishop of Utrecht, the most important Dutch Roman Catholic leader. Utrecht is also the see of the archbishop of the Old Catholic church, titular head of the Union of Utrecht (Old Catholic), and the location of the offices of the main Protestant church. Until the Dutch Golden Age Utrecht was the city of most importance of the Netherlands until Amsterdam became its cultural and most populous centre.
Utrecht is host to Utrecht University, the largest university of the Netherlands, as well as several other institutes for higher education. Due to its central position within the country, it is an important transport hub for both rail and road transport. It has the second highest number of cultural events in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam.

Mug:
Front: Oudegracht view from the Maartensbrug / vismarkt
In the Roman era and the early Middle Ages it was in Utrecht where the river “de vecht” then branched off from the main branch of the Rhine, the Rhine and the Old Rhine current curve. These rivers were navigable getting worse and therefore were gradually replaced by a system of channels whose current Oudegracht is the main part. Of the Old Canal it is suspected that these were broadly dug out around the year 1000. East of it stood the castle trecht with his lords and the water was probably then still part of a moat. West of the castle was the prosperous commercial district Stathe. As a link between the castle and the district was the Borch Bridge (Maartensbrug). On the castle side, around the year 1050, the episcopal palace and the imperial palace Lofen stood on both sides of this bridge, behind various religious buildings within the fortress.Already in the early 13th century merchants traded fish at this location at the foot of the castle and the Fish Market is the oldest market in Utrecht.

Back: view at the dom tower
The Cathedral of Utrecht is a remarkable Gothic church in the middle of this Dutch city. It was built from 1254 as the cathedral of the diocese of Utrecht and was dedicated to St. Maarten. Since 1580, the Protestant church. The 112.32 meters high Dom tower is the highest church tower in the Netherlands and the tallest building in Utrecht.(various wikipedia sites, translated and mixed up)

photo by lucky
edited by Bor and mobydick74

  Utrecht, Netherlands, 08 Icon Edition, MIC, MIT, MIC/MIT

Karma: 21 Added by mobydick74 14 Comments

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Bor   21 May 2012

Is it already available in stores?

Bor   21 May 2012

According to the barista it will (probably) be on the shelves tomorrow

dvast8ya   21 May 2012

I'm just wondering how a photo of the mug can be taken if the mug has not appeared on the shelves yet...:)

KeuleKing   21 May 2012

Its already on the shelves :-)

shugal   22 May 2012

@dvast8ya: Many mugs appear on eBay before they are actually released in stores. Those early mugs are eithr prototypes which are sent during the Starbucks-internal approval process to high-ranking Starbucks employees (those prototypes may differ from the final design), or they come out of the Chinese factory where the mugs are produced. As an example, the German Icon mugs were available in very limited quantities through eBay from May 2009, while they only were available in the stores after the City Mugs had sold out, depending in the city between July and September 2009.

Bor   22 May 2012

Is there any way for me to write a description of the motif under the picture?

tonymara   22 May 2012

Bor, you'd need enough karma for this. It's a way to protect the database from spam. I fyou haven't got enough karma yet, pls. put the description in this comment field an I'll add it.

Bor   22 May 2012

Thanx Tonymara,i'll obtain the mug this weekend so prob sunday the description will be here :)

Bor   24 May 2012

Front: view from the Maartensbrug / vismarktIn the Roman era and the early Middle Ages it was in Utrecht where the river “de vecht” then branched off from the main branch of the Rhine, the Rhine and the Old Rhine current curve. These rivers were navigable getting worse and therefore were gradually replaced by a system of channels whose current Oudegracht is the main part. Of the Old Canal it is suspected that these were broadly dug out around the year 1000. East of it stood the castle trecht with his lords and the water was probably then still part of a moat. West of the castle was the prosperous commercial district Stathe. As a link between the castle and the district was the Borch Bridge (Maartensbrug). On the castle side, around the year 1050, the episcopal palace and the imperial palace Lofen stood on both sides of this bridge, behind various religious buildings within the fortress.Already in the early 13th century merchants traded fish at this location at the foot of the castle and the Fish Market is the oldest market in Utrecht.Back: view at the dom towerThe Cathedral of Utrecht is a remarkable Gothic church in the middle of this Dutch city. It was built from 1254 as the cathedral of the diocese of Utrecht and was dedicated to St. Maarten. Since 1580, the Protestant church. The 112.32 meters high Dom tower is the highest church tower in the Netherlands and the tallest building in Utrecht.(various wikipedia sites, translated and mixed up)

shugal   25 May 2012

Thank you for the description, Bor! I've added it to the mug.

Bor   25 May 2012

Thanx Shugal!

Bor   19 Jun 2012

As i'm currently not looking for trades, i've got one available on ebay [ Link ]

Globalcitymugs   19 Jul 2013

Hi All, I life in Amsterdam and can get (most of) the Dutch, Belgian and German mugs. I own this mug. Please also see my collection for which mugs I currently have in my possession. I prefer trading but I'm willing to sell as well. Contact me via e-mail through FredOrange if you want more info.

Eveline44   24 Jan 2014

I live in Holland and can get pretty much all Dutch mugs, especially Utrecht. Please have a look at my wish list and contact me anytime for a trade :D I can also easily but the Münster (Germany) mug.