Monday, June 29, 2009

Old House

Cool old house, I have no special story to tell about it, besides that is looks like a house where it is a pleasure to live.... If you like to live in old town and not having a place to park your car, then that is.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Entrance gate from 1614

Just another street with a house with an entrance gate from 1614..... nothing special really.....

Friday, June 26, 2009


Besides the museum garden is a cermist who makes real interesting art; cities which grow in the air..

He didn't looked too friendly so I took a from the side of the entrance so he couldn't see me.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The sixth brick

This is the sixth brick, I think the theme is bible study. A group of people are reading, one is probably a teacher pointing to the sky and the others are responding.
It indicates one of the changes of the Reformation, people were allowed to learn to read and become individuals, making independent decisions...

Or it simply is a school setting, maybe an orphanage theme, boys and girls are not sitting together..

Located in the museum garden.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gods Hand

Julie reminded me I promised 6 bricks.... :) Here is the 5th, this brick says 'Gods Mild Hand' it have been created based on a personal religious experience. Or it's a common theme but I don't know actually, I have never seen it before.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Backside of the Lazarus Gate

This little gate is the backside of the Lazarus gate which is the entry to the museum garden. Actually the Lazarus gate has been rebuild on this spot, what you see is the gate which gave entrance to an old man and woman home, which used to be at another spot as well.

I love this decoration of the old days, they did their best to decorate their homes with stuff which is still possible to admire 400 years later. When you enlarge the photo you can see the detail of the work.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lazerus Gate

At the end of the 16th century a German banker mason (Gregorius Cool) settled in Gouda. He left the city magnificent works, like the city hall you have seen, but also this entry gate, which used to be the entrance to the leprosy house somewhere else in town.

The work displays the biblical story of the poor Lazarus and the rich man. The gate was torn down in 1939 and rebuild at this spot in 1964. I think it is magnificent!

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Whore

It's a Ladies facing brick collection, this brick says 'The Whore' I wonder what type of house it has been part of...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Faith

This facing brick has as title 'the faith'. Many bricks have a religious nature, the display of personal faith was normal those days. Funny though that the link with nudity was no problem then, now adays sex and religion seem to be two no-combinations... :)

I did some research on facing bricks, there is this group in the Netherlands which preserves these bricks and stimulate to bring them back to their origional state, unfortunately only in Dutch.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Love is the Fundament

This facing brick says 'love is the fundament'.

I wasn't completely correct yesterday, the custum is stil alive... check this posting of Amsterdam.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Facing Bricks

This wall contains facing bricks of houses which have been demolished over time. A pitty that this habbit has been lost, I like the idea to give each house it's own identity..

This facing brick says Swan Castle, as you can see the bricks used to be painted.

In total I have six I want to show you..

Monday, June 15, 2009

Museum Garden

Another ormanment, it's the same-isch. There are also another type of ornaments collected in at the garden, which are the somekind of name plates of the house. In older times they had the habbit of naming a house not with a number but with a theme.. Tomorrow more.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Onother shot at the museum garden. This (must) have been an ornament of a house in Gouda. You might have noticed the city weapon looks like the Austrian flag, but with two times three stars in it. I checked it, it is actually a red weapon with a silver pole in the middle.

It must have been an beautifull house judging the details of the ornaments..

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Archive

Just a great image at the garden of the Gouda city museum. That is a place where they put ornaments of houses demolished over the years.

I have left Daily for a while, I have bought an iPhone and it completely took over my life. What an amazing little addictive tool! But I am back again.. :)

Monday, June 1, 2009


Just a street, but a very cosy one!