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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Love is the fundament
In the very old days, up to 1700, rough guess, it was the custom to give a house a plaque or commemorative stone. This stone had all kinds of motives, artifacts, the owner’s occupation, religious themes and so on. This one in particular wants to say that love is the fundament of life or family life.
There is a group which works to maintain and restore the surviving stones. Restoring is to paint them back into the original colors since they were always brightly painted. I have the evidence that they actually do this. In June 2009 I pictured this same stone.. See the difference.
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.