11 augustus 2016

Stadsweeshuys

This gate used to be the entrance of the former 'Stadsweeshuys' ('City Orphanage') at the Jacobijnerkerkhof in Leeuwarden. Opened in 1676, thousands of orphans as well as children from poor families grew up here until it closed in 1953. Nowadays the Natuurmuseum Fryslan (Frisian Nature Museum) is located here.
But ehm ..wait! If you look carefully.. is that a bird sitting there???

It is a blue stork reading a book! :)

8 opmerkingen:

  1. You know, Marleen, I've never seen a blue stork, much less one reading a book. What a great find! Very fun and funny! Interesting building and I appreciate the historical background, too!

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  2. Lovely door way and the duck is cute.

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  3. Dat is zo komisch, een soort Pino van Sesamstraat.

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  4. If I tried to say they title of your post I'd sound as though I was drunk. If I saw that stork I'd know I was!

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  5. one can feel the joy and sadness of the children as well as their playing voices

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  6. The bird's unexpected! Those touches of blue above the door really drew my eye.

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  7. This is good, really good. It made me smile.

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  8. Fabulous picture of the Stork reading a book!!!

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