zondag 13 januari 2019

Gate

This gateway the "Rasphuispoort" used to be in 1603 the entrance to a prison for tramps and beggars. Since 2017 it is the entrance to a new shoppingmall in Amsterdam.

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  1. Impressive gateway but it frightening to know that someone could end up in jail for trying to survive from day to day.

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  2. Hello Marianne!
    Great capture of this impressive gateway!
    Like the statues on top ! Thank you for sharing!
    Enjoy your new week!
    Dimi...

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  3. Couldn't get more of a change of use for a gate than that Marianne ☺

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  4. The gate is majestic, but I suspect that the prison was awful.

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  5. That's a much more welcoming place than its former use probably was.

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  6. Oh that is very nice, but I wonder what the prison looked like?

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  7. There is irony here. Maybe the point is to think about that as shoppers pass through the gate ....

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  8. That is an impressive gateway. Life back then was a lot harder and the poor people suffered the most. I like Cloudia's comment, "we are prisoners to commerce".

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  9. Een stukje historie temidden van de commercie. Toch zeker mooi dat het nog steeds bewaard is gebleven.

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