When standing at the traffic lights, it’s hard to imagine that these two pictures were taken at the same spot.

The first picture shows some houses and then the cornmill De Bleeke Dood (the Bleak Death). The houses were demolished when the first bridge was built in the 1930’s.

Foto: J.L. Breebaard Bron: Gemeentearchief Zaanstad

The second picture shows the view on your right hand.

Foto: J.L. Breebaard. Bron: Gemeentearchief Zaanstad