Monday, March 31, 2008

Train Topper

The central tower of Amsterdam's Centraal Station features a gleaming coat-of-arms of The Netherlands. The tile shields below continue all around the building. I'm not sure the significance of all of the shields ... my guess would be that they are a combination of towns, provinces, and perhaps guilds. The shield centered below the coat of arms is the symbol of Amsterdam.

I'd like to be able to post a photo of the entire station, but it's been under construction for as long as we've lived here, and will be long after we leave. The current estimate for completion of the new metro line is 2013.


Lezard said...

It is a beautiful building. Not too bad they are finally renovating it, it was more than necessary.

Ineke said...

Seems like we are both having the same lions in our post today :0