dinsdag 30 januari 2018

Gable

I noticed the gable above this shop in Amsterdam.

The plaque shows a shepherd with his flock represented in a dune-like landscape. The sculptor has been inspired by a number of sketches the painter "Nicolaas Berchem"(1620-1683).
Around 1910 a few buildings in  this street were demolished and replaced by a post office with upstairs apartments. This early 18-century plaque was saved and bricked in the hall of the post-office. But when a cash-machine had to be placed in 1989 the plaque was not visible anymore. So it was replaced to the opposite of the street, visible for everyone passing by.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

16 opmerkingen:

  1. Was it orginally on a church? Jesus, the Good Shepherd.

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  2. I'm glad they saved it and that they moved it to a place it could be seen.

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  3. I'm glad it's still around. It's beautiful.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  4. It's had a few moves but thankfully it is safe and still there Marianne ☺

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  5. Glad it was saved as it's very pretty.

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  6. I'm glad it has been moved to a safe spot!

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  7. It's a beauty and now more people can see it.

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  8. Very nice post really ! I apperciate your blog Thanks for sharing,keep sharing more blogs.

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  9. there are some very wise people there who look after treasures for us.

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  10. You have sharp eyes - close up it is a lovely and detailed plaque.

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