façade by gijsje

façade

This is the beautiful front of 'City café Vancouver', situated in one of the most beautifully decorated buildings in Coevorden, a city in the south-east of our province. The house was built by a rich merchant. The gorgeous nature stone façade dates from 1631. The style of the ornaments is Dutch Renaissance. The wise saws from that time still can be read.
The city of Coevorden may have indirectly given its name to the city of Vancouver, which is named after the 18th-century British explorer George Vancouver. The explorer's ancestors (and family name) may have originally come to England "from Coevorden" (van Coevorden > Vancoevorden > Vancouver).
Beautifully ornate:)
November 6th, 2018  
Such a beautiful building and thank you for the history lesson!
November 7th, 2018  
It's wonderful!
November 7th, 2018  
Wonderful facade
November 7th, 2018  
Love this, wonderful sculpting. And how interesting about Van Couver.:-) FAV!
November 7th, 2018  
Such an elaborate facade. The central figure looks a bit out of place to me. Is she original?
November 7th, 2018  
Very nice
November 7th, 2018  
Such a beautiful building.
November 7th, 2018  
A lovely ornate facia. Fav!! 😀
November 7th, 2018  
A very interesting little bit of information Bep, the girl looks so beautiful up there!
November 7th, 2018  
Beautiful architecture!
November 7th, 2018  
Wat een prachtige gevel top. Ik vind dat meisje wel erg modern gekleed.
November 7th, 2018  
This is very beautiful!
November 12th, 2018  
bep
@kchuk
Thanks for stopping by.
November 12th, 2018  
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