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Boat Friday

 

seen in Ijlst in Friesland /NL - originally Burgemeesterswoning (Major's house) - the coat of arms show a sailing boat, according to the historical importance of this very lovely, little town - "Between 1654 and 1664, Renier van Tzum was burgomaster of IJlst. Van Tzum was the chief factor of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC) in Siam (1643–1644). He was also VOC chief factor in Japan (1644–1646)."

Boat Friday

 

seen in Ijlst in Friesland /NL - originally Burgemeesterswoning (Major's house) - the coat of arms show a sailing boat, according to the historical importance of this very lovely, little town - "Between 1654 and 1664, Renier van Tzum was burgomaster of IJlst. Van Tzum was the chief factor of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC) in Siam (1643–1644). He was also VOC chief factor in Japan (1644–1646)."

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Nov 2019, 00:22
This is wonderful, Philine.
Philine: Many thanks, Ray!
Very nice, Philine!
Philine: Many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Nov 2019, 06:31
We see boats everywhere once we start looking for them, Philine
Philine: Especially in countries lying at the sea. Many thanks, Lisl!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Nov 2019, 06:35
A very fine carving over this door., if not making it somewhat top-heavy.
Philine: This is the most important building in the tiny-little town. Many thanks, Chad!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Nov 2019, 06:54
These are glorious ship motifs Philine, they echo a proud history
Philine: The Netherlands were once the biggest sea power of the world, but then England came ... Many thanks, Chris!
YAY for the boats we can find everywhere, Philine, especially in the gable stones!
Philine: You are a speci in these things - Heel bedankt, Ginnie! Ijlst is really worth a visit.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Nov 2019, 06:56
The Dutch East India Company was a huge dominant force in world trade at the time if I recall my history correctly. I like the scrolls either side of the sailing boat.
Philine: The scrolls are cornucopias, symbols of richdom and plethora. Many thanks, Alan, and a good return home! You might have missed your bikes with your friends.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Nov 2019, 07:09
Beautiful pictures, Philine. In that regard we have a rich history of boats long travels.
Philine: The Netherlands were once the biggest sea power of the worlds. Ijlst is a very lovely stadje! Heel bedankt, Astrid!
Bravo ..bien vu
Philine: Merci bien, Claudine!
Très joli ce haut de porte.
Philine: Merci bien, Martine!
Well spotted Philine.
Philine: Many thanks, Brian!
The Dutch were, and are, a great maritime nation
Philine: That is sure, the greatest maritime nation in former centuries. Many thanks, Bill!
All very smart Philine.
Philine: Many thanks, Frank!
i adore the crown over the door Philine... ANNO - 1859 and the ship surrounded with the shells Philine....petersmile
Philine: Shells or cornucopias, symbol of richness and glory. Many thanks, peter!
I thought it must be one of the schooners on the East India route smile
Philine: You might be right, Prof. Wilson!

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