The Stepped Gable
Back to Amsterdam's canal-house gables, now that I'm here again! (I'm sure I'll post more on NYC later!)
I have already posted the beak gable
. At the end of the 16th c. and beginning of the 17th, the vast majority of the buildings were embellished with this stepped gable
(also called crow-stepped gable).
BTW, I purposely did not crop out the right hand gable as seen from the side. This was one of those corner buildings that had the gable on both façades. I just wish I had shot this with more of the right side in the pic. Oh well.
Four more gables to go.
[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]
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