Theme ; Challenge TheThreeMuses / ARCHITECTURE
For this theme I chose for my own Dutch culture & architecture.
The typical staircase gables.
(feel free to enlarge for a better view)
The original photo was taken around 1925 in Alkmaar.
Across the world Alkmaar is known as cheesetown. The Alkmaar Cheese Market is a tradition since 1593 and is still held. Each year about one hundred thousand people visit this colorful event!
The market square is surrounded by numerous houses with this gables.
Via google I found also two recent photos (2010) of the numbers 31 & 33
The houses have one of the earliest facades in the style of the Renaissance in our country and are now protected monuments.