25 januari 2016

TURV

When we passed this newly renovated farm with its thatched roof in the small village of Exloo last December, my eye caught the word 'TURV'. Turv?? I made a few photos and later searched on the web what it meant. First I learned that this farm was built in 1722! And since very recently it's the location for the Turv Exloo Distillery, hence the word on the roof. The Smakman family will produce their own local whisky, gin, and wodka here.

Oh and before I forget, 'Turv' is an old spelling of the Dutch word 'turf', in English 'turf' or 'peat'. I like how they made the word come out of the roof.

9 opmerkingen:

  1. I like this roof with word.
    In finnish it is "turve" (almost the same)

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  2. Thatched roofs are something we never see on this side of the ocean.

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  3. Oh wow! That is fascinating. I love seeing thatched roofs and this one is spectacular.

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  4. A neat example of the thatcher's art. I've never seen anything like it before.

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  5. Very original! I'm sure it's also easy for the people who live there, they can just say... "oh yeah, I live in the TURV house".

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  6. Dat is mooi gedaan inderdaad met dat woord.

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  7. Yes, a clever way to show the name of the company!

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