dinsdag 15 februari 2011

The Weigh house Amsterdam

The "Oude Waag" in Amsterdam dates from 1488 and was origininally one of the city gates, the Sint Anthonie gate. When the city wall disappeared, the New Market was created around it and the weighing scales for the market were placed in the former gate. Today the building houses the Waag Society, an ICT research foundation working in the social and cultural domain, and there is a cafe/restaurant on the ground flour. My photo's are made two weeks ago.

Foto Herreb
This morning a saw a picture in the newspaper that the left tower in the front has been propped up because of the bad conditions of the foundations. The building is sinking and threatens to be torn apart, numerous cracks are the result. The city council says it wants to take all measures necessary, crisis or not.

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh my goodness, I hope they are able to save it! It is so beautiful.

  2. It is important to save historical buildings with such an important role in the area's heritage... I hope that priorities will cover its restoration and maintenance.


  3. Gosh! I hope they can save it! The building is beautiful! Thank you for the photos, my chance to see it!


  4. Oh I'm glad they're trying to fix it, I'd hate to see it crumble! Again, fantastic history!

  5. Such a beautiful old old old building. I hope they can repair it.

  6. Hooray for the city council! Beautiful building. I cannot even imagine seeng something that old up close and personal. Thanks for letting me see it through your eyes.