Mr Monkey trotted along to the Wapenplein, where he couldn't find the display board about The New Troy. When the Spanish changed their plans and started attacking from the south, the defenders were forced to give ground and had build new defences within the town. In 1604 the Wapenplein was known as the New Troy and marked the south west corner of Flemish territory. Heading towards the next point of the tour Mr Monkey admired the Pharmacie a l'Elephant, even though it had nothing to do with the siege.
You can see a map of Ostende at this point of the siege at the University of Leiden Library website.
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