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photoblog image Compromise?

Compromise?

NO.  This is NOT the 3rd gable of the six I plan to eventually show here.  But it IS a cross between the beak gable and the stepped gable.  And it's the only one in Amsterdam I've seen like this.

If it's a joke, I think the conversation went something like this:

    Wife:  Honey, let's put up a new gable.  How 'bout a stepped gable?!
    Husband:  Nah!  I really like the beak gable better.  Don't you?
    Wife:  No, not really.  The stepped gable is much more, you know, elegant.
    Husband:  Hmmm.  Well, maybe, but it just means more money!
    Wife:  How 'bout we go half-n-half?!
    Husband:  Women!  Can't live with them, can't live without them!

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Compromise?

NO.  This is NOT the 3rd gable of the six I plan to eventually show here.  But it IS a cross between the beak gable and the stepped gable.  And it's the only one in Amsterdam I've seen like this.

If it's a joke, I think the conversation went something like this:

    Wife:  Honey, let's put up a new gable.  How 'bout a stepped gable?!
    Husband:  Nah!  I really like the beak gable better.  Don't you?
    Wife:  No, not really.  The stepped gable is much more, you know, elegant.
    Husband:  Hmmm.  Well, maybe, but it just means more money!
    Wife:  How 'bout we go half-n-half?!
    Husband:  Women!  Can't live with them, can't live without them!

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (24)

I love your explanatory conversation. LOL! Could happen...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it could, Red Pen. smile
The thing I love most about this design is the way the two "cement block" details (there must be a proper name for them, but I don't know it) are different shapes as well. Did you spot this on your own, or is it documented somewhere and you just went to find it? Either way, I love it. So unique!
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure they have a name, too, Karen, but I haven't a clue. And yes, I found this on my own, after I was getting into the different kinds of gables. I started laughing when I saw this because it really does seem like a joke! smile
Nice graphic cut on a blue sky... Well done Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
Lively explanation !! Were you architect Ginnie ?
Ginnie Hart: I've definitely decided I was an architect in a past life, Florence. smile
belle photo
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, O-P.
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 23 May 2007, 10:19
What an extraordinary gable arrangement indeed. I love your imagined conversation. Nice to see a return to colour, too: that bright blue sky is a very welcome sight on a dreary grey day in Dublin.
Ginnie Hart: When you get color like this, Jimbo, it's almost a shame to touch it! Glad to send some of it to you. smile
Very lovely against the blue sky, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bridge.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 23 May 2007, 11:01
What a great photo and imigination you have here! grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, SOMEthing must have happened. I've not seen anything like it before or since!
great blue sky - sorry I haven't been visiting the last few days - too muc hgoing on here.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by, Chantal. I think we all know about "too much," so I understand.
You know what they say about someone who has a two way conversation with themselves don't you ! The blocks in question are called coping stones and come with a great variation of the relief. I too love the blue sky and by the by I always have two talks with myself !! smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I knew that about you, Johnny. Another connection. smile

And thanks for the answer to the "coping stones" question. How did you know that!?! grin
  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 23 May 2007, 12:32
I'm lost

Suby
Ginnie Hart: HA! I don't believe you for one second! grin
  • mal
  • 23 May 2007, 13:51
Lol - like a scratch that you can't itch Ginnie, you kinda miss em when there gone! mal
Ginnie Hart: HA! Ain't that the truth. grin
Climb up on the right side and slide down on the left smile
Ginnie Hart: Now, Magnus. That is really good!!! smile
Ohhh Ginnie, lo siento, no entiendo nada de lo que dices... pero... si miro los enlaces que has puesto... veo increibles coincidencias !!

Ohhh Ginnie, I feel, I do not understand it anything of which you say... but... if I watch the connections that you have put... I see incredible coincidences! wink
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Jose. It's like both gables have been made into one! A nice compromise! smile
Maybe the bricklayer was bored and decided to break out that day!
Ginnie Hart: HA! And didn't care what anyone else thought! I like that. smile
LOL, a gable disaster of epic proportions!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I wonder if everyone else gets a kick outta it like I do (here in Amsterdam, I mean). smile
Wow, beautifully captured Ginnie, Its interesting had the same compromise conversation with a firend today smile a few hours and I head home!
Ginnie Hart: I bet that was a good conversation, Ade, knowing you!

Bon voyage! Remember, this is the easy flight. smile
Ginnie, Very well done. I'm wondering what those ropes are for...are they for bringing buckets of items upstairs (LOL!) Seriously, this is a nice photo of a beautiful gable. smile
Ginnie Hart: Anything heavy/bulky that needs to be moved in/out of an apartment has to be hoisted up through the windows because the staircases are so narrow and spiraling. All the buildings here in A'dam have those hooks at the top to which the pulleys can then be attached. The ropes are not usually out/visible unless there's been some moving activity.

Thanks, as always, for your comments, Kay.
  • Dotun
  • 23 May 2007, 16:16
very nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dotun.
That's a sort of funny gable....and I guess compromises can lead to interesting architecture grin
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Aksel. You're very right. smile
I wonder what Clark Gable would think Ginnie? grin As gables go, this is a belter...Chris smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Clark Gable. When was the last time I heard HIS name. grin

As gables go, this one is someone's joke for sure. A "belter" is right. Good word for it, Chris. smile
Lol smile Like the text and the shot !!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks, Zeb.
  • Ellie
  • 23 May 2007, 23:55
It looks so bizarre doesn't it? I can imagine that sort of conversation happening but I'm sure there's a more logical explanation. They don't call me Spock for nothing ( actually, they don't call me Spock, but I needed to say something else)
Ginnie Hart: I was laughing so hysterically about the Spock comment this moring, Ellie, that Donica looked at me askance. When I read it to her, she clearly did not get why it was so funny. But I'm still giggling over it! smile
  • Julischka
  • the black hole where time disappears
  • 24 May 2007, 16:55
Lol! Can't remember that I've ever seen something like this. Good find and beautifully captured!
Ginnie Hart: Ooops. I see I'm late in replying, Julia. But thanks.

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