23 december 2014

The lamplighter

This sculpture of a 'lantaarnopsteker' (lamplighter) is found across the entrance of Prison Museum Veenhuizen. Before there was electric light, street lights -mostly candles- were lit manually every evening and put out again at dawn. Another lamplighter duty was to carry a ladder and renew the candles, oil, or gas mantles.
The sculpture was created by H.S. Bosma.

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Those were the days--a nice tribute to times past.

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  2. Die kan je deze donkere dagen goed gebruiken.

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  3. Ik ben er zeker van dat het er 's avond zeer goed uit ziet met de belichting.

    Groetjes,
    Filip

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