A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
034: Gable stone
Gevelstenen (gable stones or stone tables) are quite common in various Dutch cities, principally in cities with a historic center, such as Amsterdam, Maastricht, and The Hague. Gable stones appeared in the 16th century, as a kind of identification of a certain house, or just adorning a house. Many of these gable stones represent a profession, status, or a talisman. Others can express a joke, or a religious support, and the latter are often accompanied with quotes from the Holy Bible. The gable stone in the photograph was found in the center of The Hague. A quite anonymous gable stone; however, it seems that this stone dates back from some centuries ago.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017