28 oktober 2015

Pharmacy sign

I found this 'gaper' above the door of hotel 'Logement De Gaaper', near the market square in Amersfoort. It's the oldest stone house in the city, and as the head above the entrance indicates it used to be a pharmacy in the second half of the 19th century. The open mouth did not mean the figure was yawning, but that he was ready to take medicine.

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16 opmerkingen:

  1. Interesting, I've never seen such a sign on a pharmacy.

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  2. Ja ze zijn nog overal te vinden als je goed kijkt.

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  3. Interest find. It is something not seen in my country.

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  4. He looks horrified when his head is cut off. Needs a lot of medicine.
    Never seen anything like this.

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  5. He does seem to have a horrified expression.

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  6. Uh-huh! I don't think I ever would have guessed. Looks like he's singing. :-)

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  7. Very nice, rare and interesting sign! Great find!

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  8. Never seen a sign like this before. Most interesting. Thank you for the explanation.

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  9. That is amazing. I would never have known what it was all about!

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  10. Thanks for the explanation - I thought he was yelling!

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  11. He looks more like he's frightened to me. Not sure I would trust this pharmacy. ;-)

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  12. What a great bit of vintage signage...it make me think of the round red and white sign outside barber shops.

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  13. Great photo and such an interesting building. Thanks for your visit!

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