10 februari 2016

Symbolising marriage

This house in the old city centre of Zwolle originally dates from 1685, as it also says on the front. It is an office building now.

The relief stone picturing a heart and 2 stars is said to symbolise marriage. It originates from a small house at the Hasselterdijk, a dike just outside the city of Zwolle. After this house was demolished, the relief stone was replaced here at the Goudsteeg no.7 in 1982.

Linking to signs, signs.

18 opmerkingen:

  1. Een romantische steen, goed die hij herplaatst is.

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  2. It is a good thing that the relief stone has found a new place.

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  3. I'm glad they saved the heart Marleen, a lovely touch!

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  4. The relief stone certainly stands out- I've never heard of the idea before.

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  5. Thank you for the explanation of the heart and stars. How romantic. Hope the people who work in the offices here feel the romance in their lives.

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  6. What a cute relief.
    Great that it was not lost when the house was demolished.

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  7. How interesting. It does takes two stars to make a marriage work.

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  8. How interesting to have a symbol of marriage there!

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