Monday, October 6, 2014

doorway


many of the doorways in central Amsterdam had tiles. 
not all featured scenes of nature as this doorway, however.

13 comments:

Andy said...

It looks very much like the art work I used to see in children's books many decades ago.

biebkriebels said...

These are very beautiful, some doorways have indeed those tiles with images, but this one I have never seen before. Well spotted!

s.c said...

Its really in the tradition to use painted tiles in a building since around the 17th century. First only as delft blue but around 1880 until now in all kind of colors. Nice find.

Buttons said...

Oh I LOVE these. B

photodoug said...

Wonderful finds. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

So innocent and sweet...maybe the lamb might not think so when it sees the wolf!

GB said...

I really do enjoy that sort of adornment of doorways and places of urban life in general. I'm sure such things make us just that little bit happier in our environment.

restlessjo said...

I do like tiles :)

Halcyon said...

Another bunny! Was there some kind of theme I wasn't aware of? ;-)
Nice finds!

RedPat said...

These are beautiful!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Quite enchanting and maybe a little tense. Run little lamb! Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

jeannettestgermain said...

O my, you saw something I haven't while I was there for my painting shows last year! And these are preserved nicely! Do you remember in which neighborhood?

VioletSky said...

Jeannette: it was in the Museumkwartier Zuid.

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