Its Thursday again and one of my favorites days as I get to participate in Norms Thursday door challange and this week I have a blend of old doors for you from the East Indian trading company located in Hoorn, Netherlands. This is history when it is the best.Enjoy.
These are their warehouses locate din town. 1606 is the year on these buildings.
The buildings here below are the east Indian company warehouses down in the inner harbor. So many small icons, decorations and signs on the house. Notice how many small doors all over the fasade. One is from 1606 and one house from 1618.
We said many times that its always fun to make your own things and not have to go and buy things all the time. This is not just cost saving but also loads of fun and you learn instead of relying on some shop or other person all the time.For weeks I have been looking for Dutch blue tiles for making my own trivets as I had some old ugly once with a fish on that I always did not like but they were handy many times. Today I went into a flea market and found some tiles for only 2 euros each! I bought the set of 6 and made my own trivets with a nautical theme of course. I think they came out pretty nice, don’t you? 🙂
Today I woke up and went out with the dogs as usual. The sun was shining and it was just as wonderful warm spring weather. A lot of people had made their way down to the harbour and out to the old Kogge Warf where they salvage a medieval wreck called Kamper Kogge. The Kogge warf had set the stage for centurie-old craftmanship today. The sailmaker from Bataviastad showed how the sails were made for the Kamper Kogge, the medieval fishermans cottage stood open for a visit and so the Exhibition for the Kamper Kogge. For those who wanted to eat a bite there were plenty of fresh smoked fish and newly brewed coffee. And why not step onboard “The Black Lady”, the only real Kamper Kogge.
The wreck called Ijsselmeer Cog is a extraordinary intact wreck of a cargo ship over six hundred years old and it was found just outside the Kogge Warf on the bottom of the river Ijssel. It is the last of the three historically Cog that today was taken above the surface.
It will be taken to Lelystad in a week and there is will go through a major restauration before it goes back to where it once came from, Kampen.♥
We took the night dog walk to to see where the ship laying now. Ijssel Cog is now waiting one week here before goingto Lelystad.