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.

  2. Die kan je deze donkere dagen goed gebruiken.

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



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