Monday, 24 October 2011

Monday Doorways, Our World Tuesday, Rotterdam

 
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This beautiful door gives access to the Schielandhuis, which was built between 1662 and 1665.The citypalace would give accomodation to the polder committee for almost one and a half century. The architect was probably Pieter Post, an authority in the field of Dutch classicism.In one of my posts I mention him as the architect of the Weighhouse in Gouda and also of the townhall in Gouda.
The Schieland House has been used as a museum and gallery for quite some time now.


 
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Beautiful details over the door.

 
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Fortunately the Schielandhuis was not destroyed during the WWII

Inspired by a post by Eric Tenin of a Parisian doorway, «Louis» began posting on Mondays photos he had taken of doorways in Paris.To participate click on
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19 comments:

Cloudia said...

what an amazing age that was!



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Anya said...

Wat een prachtige Hollandse deur :-)

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Wanda..... said...

The door does the grand building justice and the glass in the windows is extremely beautiful! Must cast a great glow inside!

The Weaver of Grass said...

You do have rather grand architecture in the Netherlands Wil.

Dianne said...

It's a beautiful door Will with all that intricate design in the top arch - very grand!

Louis la Vache said...

Fabulous doorway, Wil.

«Louis» was late in getting his Monday Doorways post up, but it is now published and «Louis» linked you.

Lesley said...

What a lovely grand old building.

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous door and building, Wil! Love the colorful glass work! I never cease to be amazed and awed by the beauty and architecture of your country and Europe in general! So delighted I was able to spend three years in Europe and travel to so many countries -- the very best and I still miss it!! Your captures and the history you include are superb as always! Thank you for sharing it with us! Hope you have a lovely week!

Sylvia

Gattina said...

Beautiful architecture ! I also was surprised that it was still standing, I have been once in Rotterdam years ago and it just looked like all these destroyed cities like Frankfurt, high buildings and glass boxes and all old beautiful houses gone ! sad !

Carver said...

The doorway is very beautiful. Great shots.

Rajesh said...

Very classic doorway. Thanks for sharing.

EG Wow said...

I'm amazed that so much of the Netherlands did survive the Second World War.

Kay L. Davies said...

It's certainly a beautiful building, Wil. I'm glad it wasn't destroyed in WWII.
I hope you are well, my friend!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Queenie said...

The details are gorgeous on this building and doorway! I'd love to see what it looks like inside :)
Queenie

George said...

What a marvelous building. Not only is the door gorgeous, the entire structure is beautiful.

lotusleaf said...

Striking photos!

Indrani said...

Great details in the frame work.

ladyfi said...

What an exquisite doorway - love all the intricate details.

Marie said...

A gorgeous doorway, and equally gorgeous building! I love historic buildings and am so glad you posted this!