8 april 2015

Sign for fresh fish

This plaque called 'De Klok' ('The Clock', or maybe better 'The Bell'?) at Tussen Beide Markten near the Vismarkt (Fish Market) in the city of Groningen was replaced here in 1929 but originally dates from the 17th century. According to tradition, a bell was rang on this spot as a sign to let everyone know that fresh fish from Zoutkamp had arrived.

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11 opmerkingen:

  1. interesting bit of history about the sign!

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  2. I like the backstory on this one. I never would have guessed that!

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  3. At first I couldn't understand the connection between a bell and fresh fish, Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. Great idea - the bell would be heard everywhere and you'd have no excuse for missing out!

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  5. Love the window that says "Vanilla" on it. There should be another one near that says, "Chocolate."

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  6. I wonder if my father would know the area.

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  7. I'd be there waiting when the bell rang. :-)

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  8. That was a fantastic tradition. I hope they still have it every once in a while.

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