Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Saint George and the dragon, Sint Joris en de draak

From the moment houses were build of stone up to the 1850's (somewhere there) it was the custom each house to have an ornament with some scene identifying the purpose of the building.


This house has the scene of St George with the dragon. A scene you see quite often, though it is Saint Martin who is the actual protection saint of Holland. A fight with a dragon speaks more to the imagination then sharing half of your property with the poor, I reason....

3 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Such a handsome building with great architectural details! Love the bricks, windows and metal decorations!

GW Bill Miller said...

I have just discovered your blog and like it very much. Your appreciation of the history of places and things appeals to me.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I always feel a bit sorry for the dragon