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Boat Friday

 

A gable stone in Dordrecht, NL, 25 km from where we live.

(the database, unfortunately, does not give the date, but I'm guessing 1600's, based on others in the area)

 

 

 

 

Boat Friday

 

A gable stone in Dordrecht, NL, 25 km from where we live.

(the database, unfortunately, does not give the date, but I'm guessing 1600's, based on others in the area)

 

 

 

 

comments (24)

  • Ray
  • Surin, Thailand
  • 18 Sep 2015, 02:47
Very nice find, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Sep 2015, 04:29
Some of the gable stones are so detailed. Always a treat to find them on our walks. A wonderful find. TGIF....
Ginnie Hart: I seem to go a long time without them and all of a sudden, there they are again. You know how much I love them, MLMA. Thank you.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 18 Sep 2015, 05:11
that's a neat find, i know you love your gable stones, but is that one seriously like hand painted all the time? it's so pretty!
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue how this is maintained, Elaine, after all those years, but it does look like the paint is peeling, doesn't it!
It must be so wonderful to see these! This one is very nice, and nicely presented... do you know what the EMBDA stands for?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. But no, I don't know what EMBDA means and neither does Astrid, though she thinks it's Germanized. We couldn't get a good answer via the Internet.
What a wonderful find Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Richard. Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Sep 2015, 06:15
a beautiful gable stone - I have read "gezicht op emden ", Emden is a German town nr. the Northfrisian border. I myself know Emden.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid told me that she thought it was "Germanized," so it looks like she's right (per usual!). Thanks, Philine.
  • Philine
  • United States
  • 18 Sep 2015, 06:18
EMBDA stands for Embden =Emden (I googled the name and found an old plattegrond).
Ginnie Hart: YAY for the clarification, Philine. Thank you.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 18 Sep 2015, 06:26
It must be fun searching out these gable stones, something we rarely see here, though sometimes there are plaques on walls. This is a lovely example - love the little town in the background
Ginnie Hart: When you come to visit one day, Lisl, we will make sure to visit a city that has loads of them. They are so charming.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Sep 2015, 06:38
Interesting isn't it, that's a whole cityscape back their too
Ginnie Hart: Very, Chris. You know I love these things! smile
It certainly looks old Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It was, Bill. I can attest to that! smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 18 Sep 2015, 08:08
Une superbe trouvaille
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. I love these old gable stones!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Sep 2015, 08:13
There is a long and intense connection between Emden/EMBDA and the Netherlands:
"In the 16th century, Emden briefly became an important centre for the Protestant Reformation under the rule of Countess Anna von Oldenburg who was determined to find a religious "third way" between Lutheranism and Catholicism. In 1542 she invited the Polish noble John Laski (or Joahannes a Lasco) to become pastor of a Protestant church at Emden; and for 7 years he continued to spread the new religion around the area of East Frisia. However in 1549 following pressure from the Emperor Charles V, the Countess was forced to ask Laski to leave for England and the experiment came to an end. Nevertheless, the legacy was important for the reformation in the Netherlands.
Emden was a very rich town during the 17th century, due to large numbers of Dutch immigrants such as Diederik Jansz. Graeff. It was a centre of reformed Protestantism at that time, producing the first Bible translation in Dutch.
In 1744 Emden was annexed by Prussia."
Ginnie Hart: WOW. Fabulous information, Philine. THANK YOU!
  • Ptck
  • France
  • 18 Sep 2015, 08:38
It is a very beautiful fresco with great artistic charm
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pat. I love these old gable stones!
I like the loose carving style here.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Mary. Thanks.
This is a very elegant piece of stone art Ginnie, I like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. I do, too.
jolie fresque!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Sep 2015, 11:09
It does look very old. And I thought emBDA is a software driver program. But now I see it is a gable stone in Wijnstraat 110. Apparently EMBDA is an old name for Emden (harbour town/city in Germany), which suggest links between the house and said town.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Louis. Philine has given much information in her comment(s). Thank you.
i like the frame of this panel, Ginnie. the colours are rather attractive
Ginnie Hart: I love these old stones, Ayush. Thank you.
What a marvellous find, I wonder if they are the original paints or whether it has been repainted over the years.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder, Brian. Most of the ones I see don't look like they're flaking. Hmmm.
What a cleaver find for Boat Friday Ginnie... you always come up with some novel ideas....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. The Dutch have enough of these boat gable stones for the rest of my lifetime of Boat Fridays! grin
That is excellent. You live in a country filled with art.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. And yes! Art is everywhere here!
  • Alan
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 19 Sep 2015, 03:19
Very impressive! What good work, especially for its age.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alan. I love these old stones. They tell so much!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2015, 03:52
Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bonnie.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2015, 10:30
I love that, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pauline.

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