27 februari 2017

The swan as symbol

The swan with spread wings on the exterior wall of the Lutheran Church community centre in Utrecht symbolises Luther and the Lutheran Church, while the date refers to the month and year in which the centre in the Hamburgerstraat was built. The tile tableau on the photo was made by the local Westraven tile factory.

10 opmerkingen:

  1. I've never heard of such a symbol for Luther. Although swans can be rather mean, as was Luther. Just read his terrible book on the Jews! (BTW, I have intimate knowledge and experience of the Lutheran church in the U.S.) :)

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  2. de zwaan als een religieus symbool, dat verwondert me enigszins Marleen..

    bij mijn weten hebben we geen lutherse kerken bij ons

    prettige avond

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  3. That is well done and impressive, I like it!

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  4. I'm so glad these wall reliefs have been preserved.

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  5. How pretty! The swan has an interesting expression on its face.

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  6. The swan is part of our emblem too Marleen, except our swans are black ☺

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