Local Heart, Global Soul

January 29, 2019

Apparently The Designer Also Had An Eye For Detail…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Walking around Zierikzee in 2017 (or rather more accurately, “sitting” around the town as I took frequent rest stops), I took the opportunity to test drive my new telephoto lens and one of the landmark municipal buildings seems like a good place to start.

The “Stadhuis” (City Council / City Hall) building is endowed with more detail then seems logical, even for a detail fanatic like me, given that the tower is tall and what can be seen with the naked eye is limited by distance.

It’s also not a space open for public visits and yet, the designer determined to make every part of it beautiful.

Not only are there decorations, there are also sometimes decorations on decorations, for instance small faces on the tower decorative pieces that jut out into the changing skyline.

There are beautiful finials, decorative brickwork, the whole gambit so I barely knew where to point the lens first.

The designer of this spire certainly had an eye for detail and the workmanship here is stunning.

I have no clue if he could ever imagined that three to four hundred years later someone with a “machine” that can spy see right up close to his work and design ad yet the person doing the viwêwing, be seated so far away.

The wood work here is little doodling in detail, there are little features and facets to delight any artist.

I take a heap of photographs for my Reference files and the architectural detail tag, I have a feeling that I an not the only one who might be inspired by this…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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