donderdag 28 april 2011

Decorated bridges in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is inconceivable without water and bridges. The bridges are seen as an architectural jewel for the city. From 1917 to 1952 "Kramer" was an architect at the Department of Bridges of the Municipal Public Works. In total, around four hundred bridges Kramer has designed, the sculpture which was done mostly by the artist "Hildo Krop". From this relationship numerous works for the city of Amsterdam has arisen.In the areas of urban expansion between the two world wars, bridges and many other places one can find images to "Krop".
I grew up in such an area and I have always liked the statues. This one above is a gate-keeper, at the former "Weesper-gate".

I found an interesting website with pictures of the decorated bridges here

7 opmerkingen:

  1. These are so cool! A gatekeeper you say is the first statue? I thought it was a woman on her way to market. Shame on me!

  2. The statues are very distinctive and I enjoyed the link to see some of the other bridges and sculpture. Some of the ironwork was interesting as well.


  3. Like the gate keeper, inspires confidence !

  4. These are quite elaborate and beautiful!

  5. Absolutely wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit. :)

  6. nice!
    and wow, 400 bridges... thats a lot!

  7. I am so travel deprived. I've been all over the US but barely off the continent. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Makes me want to travel to Amsterdam!