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February 13, 2019

Age, And The Texture That Comes With It…

Filed under: Architectural Detail,ART,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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Throughout the centuries, old buildings in the Netherlands did not often just get pulled down. I suppose that the cost and the unwillingness to waste good building materials was a good motivation for just “adding on” rather than “starting over”. This is why it is possible to see all mixtures of styles and building materials in buildings that are centuries old. The original was probably begin between 1500 and 1600, all of the extra additions added in a piecemeal fashion  or by levels after that. Today these are historic buildings of special note of course, not necessarily famous for anything that happened in them, or people who resided in them, just valued because they are still standing after all this time.

Like all old Dutch cities Zierikzee has it’s fair share of these buildings, so in one very narrow street I spied several adjoining buildings that are probably listed somewhere in a historic building register. A mix and match of stone and brick, they have their characteristic wrought iron pins that hold walls to walls, and the look of age that can not be duplicated other than to likewise stand for four or five hundred years in all weathers and seasons. The street was so narrow that I stood with my back touching the buildings on the opposite side and still couldn’t get any wide shot to include any decent amount of these weathered neighbours. This post is all about age, and the texture that comes with it.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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