The Bell Gable
This is #4 of six canal-house gables here in Amsterdam (NOT the one on the left, silly!). HA! So I didn't want to be b-o-r-i-n-g again! Talk about the new and the old being able to peacefully coexist! And believe it or not, this sits right across the canal from the Anne Frank House, so every day there are a lot of people from around the world who see this!
This one is the bell gable that was popular starting from the mid-late 17th century, right after the neck gable was popular. All kinds of curlicues were added to spruce it up. Sometimes other things were added (like this cow?!), I see, but this is NOT the norm. Like I said, I didn't want to be boring. :)
The other 3 gables thus far, in case you've missed them, are: Beak Gable Stepped Gable Neck Gable
Today is Memorial Day in the USA (when we honor all those who have died in the service of our military), and my sister, Ruth, reminded me that our paternal grandfather fought in the American Civil War (1861-65). Our father was born in 1917 when his father was 70 (and his mother was 47).
[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]
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