zaterdag 2 oktober 2010

House with the gnomes

In Amsterdam at the Ceintuurbaan is a very special house called the "House with the Gnomes". I have lived in this street for 7 years, not in this house but a few houses beside this one and I loved to look at it. It dates from 1884 and against the wall are two large wood green/red dwarfs opposite sides of a bar, they throw a ball. Probably the gnomes are a reference to the name of the person on whose instructions the house is built "of Ballegooy".
The story goes that the gnomes every four years in February 29 throwing the ball, a legend I think, I have never seen it happen... It is difficult to get the two on a photo because of the trees, mayby I have to come back in winter when there are no leaves. Posted by Picasa

2 opmerkingen:

  1. That is a lovely building with an even more interesting story.

  2. Que bonito sería pasar unas vacaciones en esta preciosa casa.