15 juni 2014

Above a door


´Drogist´ is Dutch for 'drugstore' or ´chemist´. This remarkable sign above a door in the old city centre of Zwolle reminds of days gone by, when chemists could be recognized by the face of a ´gaper´ (lit: 'yawner'). Apparently this chemist was selling spices and things for painting as well, according to the text 'Specerijen en verfwaren' underneath the head.

I posted a photo of 'gapers' before (click HERE), then from a collection at the museum in Enkhuizen, added with a little more information of the origin.

PS. Only when looking at this photo at home, I noticed the reflection of the building´s windows across the street!  :)

7 opmerkingen:

  1. I like the decoration above the door. It is very original !
    Greetings :)

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  2. The face looks like someone who's had too much to drink!

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  3. Deze is erg mooi bewaard, leuk al die toebehoren onder de gaper.

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  4. What an interesting face to use! Now following you. :)

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    1. Thanks LindyLou! I'm following your World of Photo's now too :)

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