Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Weathervanes of Amsterdam

I post another in a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's eight weather vanes were all photographed in Amsterdam in The Netherlands while I was on my recent tour with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.  Since life in Holland is dependent on the weather, and since there are so many boats (many were formerly sailboats) on the rivers, canals and harbors, Amsterdam was full of great weathervanes.  Here are only a few of the ones we saw on our tour by foot, bus, and canal boat.

 Weathervane post #366

A merman with a shield, see on the church below

The Dutch Republic Lion weathervane on the
Amsterdam "Centraal" train station downtown
Another view of the same
weathervane in the rain

Amsterdam "Centraal" Train station, the weathervane is barely visible!

This ship weathervane is above a visitor center downtown on a canal

The birds were enjoying this banner weathervane on a church

A weathercock on a Protestant chuch

Another banner weathervane seen from the canal boat
The weathervane above is atop that turret on the right side of the photo
An interesting old banner weathervane
with a counterweight on the right
The weathervane above is atop that
church steeple high above the crowds
in downtown Amsterdam

This gilded ship weathervane is very detailed!
I love the crow's nest, and the planking on the hull

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~  Weathervanes of Amsterdam", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 6, 2018, ( accessed [access date]). 

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