Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gables in the Jordaan:

I continue to learn more about this fine city I've chose to call my new home, at least for now anyway. The gables that adorn the tops of the stately houses, which line the canals in the city center, sweep me off my feet. Each one is so unique; so fluid; so extravagant. Yet others are not. It would seem that the wealth of each house's owner directly correlated to the amount of abundant ornament composing their house's gable: the more expressive the gable, the more wealthy the city merchant. Amsterdam's fascinating history, awaits me.