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Dutch Facades from the 17th century
Netherlands, Amsterdam, Herengracht, May 2013

In the middle of the picture you see the so-called Cromhout Houses. These four gabled houses were built in 1662 by Philips Vingboons, and they have been given the nicknames "father and mother" (numbers 364 and 366) and "the twins" (numbers 368 and 370). The overall decorative style is Baroque. Number 366 now houses the Bijbels Museum (Bible museum).
Philips Vingboons is well named as the inventor of the Amsterdam "Halsgevel" type of facade (literally neck front facade): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philips_Vingboons
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Jun 03 2013 06:39 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
Great shot - classic view of Amsterdam.
Jun 03 2013 06:56 GMT saffi9
wonderful work
Jun 03 2013 08:44 GMT abojovna PRO
Beautiful architecture and shot!
Jun 03 2013 09:31 GMT 25barb
Another wonderful scene of Amsterdam...Your work is superb and I learn so much from your notes.
I like how the picuture includes so many means of transportation...house boat, recreational boat, bicycles, automobile, walking, baby carriage
A fantastic photo showing life in Amsterdam - By the way, I love the architecture.
Jun 03 2013 12:34 GMT janos
Great shot!
Jun 03 2013 13:02 GMT boygeorge270
Beautiful image of a beautiful city. And an excellently composed shot
Jun 03 2013 13:16 GMT clintonfolks
beautiful.!!!
Jun 03 2013 13:39 GMT peterpinhole
Wonderful canal view. Yes... the facades are so ornate and add so much character.
Jun 03 2013 15:19 GMT Hanny50
Mooi Peter!!
Jun 03 2013 17:54 GMT elsje323
beautiful view on Amterdam
Jun 03 2013 19:12 GMT skyball
Alot of interest in these shots Peter!!...great!!!!!!!.........
Jun 03 2013 22:19 GMT fhelsing PRO
distinctive and beautiful!
Jun 04 2013 05:13 GMT MargNZ
A very fine capture and information Peter :)
Jun 04 2013 20:56 GMT wijnie58
Great series of Amsterdam, Peter..:-))
Jun 07 2013 00:05 GMT larrybenedict
A very nice series and you know I enjoy reading about the posted photos.
Jun 09 2013 12:28 GMT marioalbertina
Typical Dutch facade ! ........

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