10 augustus 2016

Manhole cover sign

Remarkable signs in the St Jacobsstraat in Leeuwarden: 7 manhole covers that direct the way to Santiago de Compostela. The St Jacobsstraat is part of the well-known pilgrimage route leading to the shrine of the apostle St James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Each manhole cover has the words "CAMPUS STELLAE" -referring to Santiago de Compostela- and each pictures a shell referring to a part of the human body. The photo above shows the first cover with a whelk ("wulk" in Dutch), which stands for the Pilgrim's feet on the shell-path that will lead him to Santiago de Compostela.

I'm linking to signs, signs.

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Goh, wat bijzonder, nooit geweten dat de pelgrimstocht via Leeuwarden ging.

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  2. Much more fancy than I'm used to seeing and quite distinctive.

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  3. Much more fancy than I'm used to seeing and quite distinctive.

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  4. The symbolism is lost on me, but the image is interesting. Know about the pilgrimage.

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  5. I can rarely see such a beautiful sewer cover.

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  6. Wat bijzonder en leuk om te weten. Bedankt voor de tip.
    Groet El

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  7. It's a wonderful place when even the sewer covers are beautiful and tell a story!

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