Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A closer look: House the Shameless (Huis de Onbeschaamde)

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Hoi allemaal, Ik weet niet of jullie nog zijn gaan wandelen tijdens het open monumenten weekend. Ik had niet zoveel tijd, maar wilde natuurlijk per se een paar panden van binnen bekijken. Bijvoorbeeld Huis de Onbeschaamde, waar ik vorig jaar te laat voor de deur stond. Het huis dankt zijn naam aan het jongetje in het timpaan. Jongetje....hij is bijna 2 meter lang! Het verhaal gaat dat drie broers wedden wie het meest schokkende beeld op zijn huis zou zetten, maar het verhaal kent geen afloop en zal vast verzonnen zijn. Toen de jonge koningin Wilhelmina op haar kennismakings tournee de stad Dordrecht aan deed, liet de burgemeester het jongetje een oranje sjaal in zijn handjes houden, zodat de sjaal precies voor zijn ... viel.


Hello everybody out there, remember that I mentioned House the Shameless in Dordrecht last post? I didn't have a great photo, as the streets down town are narrow, but this building can be seen from the other side of the water as there is a 'steiger', a landing place from the water, now a parking lot, over here. Here we can see the small guy (he is actually about 2 yards in highth) a little better.

This house was built between 1650 and 1665. Rumor has it that this house was part of a bet between 3 brothers: who of them dared to build the house that would be the most shocking! But no one knows which other buildings belonged to the bet and neither which building won, so it's probably just a tale. As you can see the little guy is not ashamed at all, to show his private parts. But when the very young Queen Wilhelmina was touring through the Netherlands, at the end of the 19th century, the Mayor of Dordrecht was ashamed of this building, so they gave the little guy an orange sash between his hands, orange being the color and the name of our house of royals. The sash was of course covering what should not be shown in public.

Last weekend the building was open to the public; let's go inside:


Nu het open is voor publiek gaan we natuurlijk even naar binnen.
Standing in the first hall before the swing doors, that prevent the wind blowing in (if they are closed of course), looking at the corridor.


Aan de voorkant van het huis Lodewijk XV elementen. Het huis is in 1993 gerestaureerd door de Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser.
The building was bought by the 'Hendrick de Keyser' foundation, a foundation that restores old buildings to preserve our heritage, in about 1993. After restoration the buildings are let, in this case 'Inaction' office is lodging the building.


Bij de restauratie zijn originele Dordtse kleuren gebruikt. Heftig hè deze?
The building is restored in colors that were originally used in Dordrecht during the last centuries. Quite amazing colors, don't you think?



Louis XV (fil of Marie Antoinette) style dominates in the front of the building.



The ceiling in the front room.


Op deze foto kun je de kleuren goed zien. Ik vond het wel wat hebben.
The doors, also Louis XV style and matching plaster above. Here you can see the colors of the room best. It is a very bold turquoise and a matching darker blueish green.


Ik zou hier wel gelukkig kunnen zijn, lekker ruime trap ook, heerlijk om met je hoepelrok vanaf te zwieren, maar de fiets zou ik vandaag ergens anders gestald hebben.
Room enough to walk down stairs in your crinoline!
Though I would have removed the bike today.


Heerlijk licht, vaak zijn die oude huizen zo donker, niet mijn stijl.
Many older buildings over here are very dark inside, due to the way of decorating, but this house is so light, you can see why; a huge beautiful glass window in the staircase. Yes, I could be happily living here.


Aan de achterkant een heel andere, zakelijke stijl. Die smile panelen vond ik zo grappig.
In fact everybody should be happy here! Look those smile panels in the back office! Smile was the name of the company that rented the building before, if I understood well. This part of the building is decorated in a kind of early 20th century Frank Lloyd Wrightish style, business like. It hosted a bank at that time.


De keuken uit 1757 zit er nog gewoon in. Kom daar nu eens om, om een keuken die langer dan 20 jaar meegaat.
Let vooral ook op de slimme verwijderbare elementen zoals de magnetron.
Also in the back of the house is the kitchen; submitted in 1757 and very cleverly updated with removable elements, like the microwave oven.


De mensen die hier werken lunchen hier iedere dag. We waren het er allemaal over eens dat hier werken een voorrecht is.
People who work here lunch here every day. We all agreed that it is a privilege to work in such a beautiful place.


Normaal gesproken staan hier dus de potjes pindakaas en jam, maar vandaag zit alles in de kast, jammer dat die fiets er niet bij paste.
Usually there is peanut butter and sugar on the table and all kinds of cups hanging around, but for this occasion the cupboards were used. You could store anything in here! Too bad the bike didn't fit in.
Aan de achterkant van het pand bevindt zich de monumentale beuk de oudste boom in Dordrecht. De tuinen van monumenten zijn vaak ook monumenten. Daarover een volgende post.
Behind the building is a garden, which is beautiful too. The oldest tree in Dordrecht, a beech, stands here proudly, knowing he has seen it all and will see it all, long after we have been gone.
The gardens of the monuments are monuments by themselves, but I'll keep them for another post.

Are you tired already?
My hometown has over 1500 monuments, now I won't take you to each and every one, but a few more...? Please?
Zijn jullie al moe? Afhaken kan natuurlijk elk moment, maar ik ga nog even verder:

met de Rozenhof. Een villa dat als woonhuis voor een gezin met 2 kinderen werd gebouwd eind 19de eeuw.
Let's go to Villa Rozenhof (rozen = roses, hof = an old fashioned word for garden). Built at the end of the 19th century as a house to live in for a young couple and their two children. The house was built outside the old town in the newer 19th century part, not too far away from the at that time new railway station, the part that is usually neglected during the monument weekend.


Hier mocht je alleen naar binnen onder begeleiding van een gids. Wat hij vertelde was heel erg interessant, maar het was haast onmogelijk om foto's te maken, omdat het zo druk was.
Admittance was only permitted with a guide, very interesting, but it's almost impossible to make some decent photos as the tour was rather crowded. Which I don't like, but at the same time I think it's very good that there is so much interest in historic buildings.


Hier kijken we in de koepel, op de 2de verdieping.
Inside the dome, on the second floor.


Hier kijken we op het glas vanaf de zolder.
Inside the dome in the attic. Looking down the stained glass.


Alle stijlelementen zijn uit de kamers verwijderd door bedrijven die later in het pand kwamen. Alleen de kamer van de heer des huizes is nog in oorspronkelijke staat.
All style elements were removed from the house by earlier occupants. Only the Master room still had the fireplace and the original paneling. This house was built and decorated in neo classic styles. Which is in short: every thing that is done before combined. At the end of the 19th century a new style evolved:


We eindigen met het Art Nouveau pand waar de Bouman stichting in zit, die verslavingszorg bieden.
Art Nouveau.
Here is the residence of the Bouman GGZ, this is a place were addicted people are helped.


Prachtige tochtdeur met geëtst glas.
The swing door with etched glass.


Hier te rechter zijde is een deurpost smaller gemaakt, zodat er ook een deur in past van de bouwmarkt. Jullie zien zelf wel dat dat helemaal niet mooi is.
The right side of the swing door. If you look to the door closest to you, you can see that the door hole is altered, it's made smaller and a new, totally unfit door was replaced. Look at the original door a little further. But I have to say the condition of this house was good when you think there is an office in it.















It's all about details...
I'll leave you here. I could fill another dozen of posts like this and maybe I will do that, but not now, thanks for joining me on my tour. Hope to see you soon, xoxo LiLi M.
Wat een details overal, schitterend.
Ik wilde het hier nu maar bij laten, kan nog uren doorgaan.
Bedankt voor je bezoek weer, tot ziens xoxo LiLi

50 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I do hope that you will indeed give us another 12 posts just like this one. I just love to visit grand old homes. The detailes are just exquisite.

Heleen said...

Wat mooi allemaal, ik kan altid echt genieten van die mooie ramen, plafonds en trappen! Echt heel mooi. groetjes heleen

jojo-caramel said...

I adore your post ! I enjoyed the visit very very much ! Thank you for sharing your tour and all your explanations :) The Open monument's weekend will be this coming weekend in France :)
PS - I am ready for another dozen of posts like this one :) Have a good day :) xo

Lori said...

LiLi, those building are beyond gorgeous...the detail work in the ceilings, moldings, staircases, and windows...not to mention the outside beauty of the buildings themselves...well, it is wonderful to see...you are lucky that you could go in person...thanks for sharing with us!!!

lia said...

Bedankt Lili voor de tour door die mooie panden. Vooral de trappen zijn zo mooi in die huizen. En de plafonds, daar moeten ze toch vroeger heel wat tijd aan hebben besteed. Ben zelf nergens geweest, maar nu dank zij jou ben ik er toch een beetje geweest.

groetjes Lia

June said...

So Lili, I'm addicted to coca cola, do you think that could land me a room in this beautiful place?
And that Shameles building with it's amazing corridor, windows, ceilings, and stairways. Do I only need to SMILE to be able to work there? I can smile!
Do share more. Pretty please!
Hugs,
June

Jeanette said...

Wow, what a tour....and without the need of buying tickets and with an excellent guide! Thank you dearest Lili!

XXX
Jeannette

PS I could use one or two of those SMILE signs at my office :-)

Florence and Mary said...

I love these posts you do, they're so interesting and like going on holiday and being a tourist for the day!

Victoria xx

rochambeau said...

Hi LiLi,
Smile~Smile Co. I'm in love!
Will be thinking about this one and Smiling of course. Thank you for sharing these photos. It is like being there........kindof.
Also, thank you for your comment about photoshop.
You are a dear one.
Constance

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Lili,

Oh you have so many beautiful old buildings there! I love them. And how nice they refurbish them and use them for all sorts of practical things. That dome is really something. And all the architectural detail is just amazing. Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well. Blessings to you, my dear friend,

Kitty

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Lili! What a beautiful house and marvelous heritage of the Dutch culture. I am really curious now about the Netherlands because you, the Dutchess and Sandra have been posting the most intriguing photos. Do you know that the Dutch masters are my favorite in oil painting? The subtle and soft strokes make them my most beloved pieces of art. I could see them hanging on the walls of your magnificent home. Thank you, thank you, so much!! Anita

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful tour you have taken us on.
Thank you so much for sharing your home town with us
Alison

The Rose Room said...

fabulous post LiLi, just amazing architecture and you are such a great story teller!! Particulary love the little man and his privates - lol - Rachaelxo

Manuela said...

ik heb weer zwaar zitten genieten van je foto's en verhalen....
je moet gids worden!!

fijne dag!
groetjes!!

Wanda said...

You are a wonderful tour guide! I enjoy seeing your town and all the historic sites. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place.

LW said...

What beautiful houses.
What wonderful details.
Shameless or not that building is
beautiful to look at.

Love the golden yellow cupboards and that huge
fireplace.

The stained glass is magnificent
OK Lili, I am ready for more…

Louise

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Country Cottage Chic said...

What a lovely building Lili - thanks for showing us.

Jayne

Christine Edwards said...

Thank you for the tour of these beautiful buildings. I do hope you'll post more so we can tour vicariously through your photos.

Twa said...

Bedankt dat je onze gids wilde zijn op je monumenten tour. Wat een prachtige dingen maakte ze vroeger. Daar kunnen ze nu nog een hoop van leren. Tegenwoordig is alles maar strak en saai. Ik ben meer van de pracht en praal van vroeger. Mooie plafonds, mooie glazen deuren, mooie trappen schitterend.

Miss Marple said...

Lieve Lidwien
hartstikke bedankt voor je opbouwende kommentaren. Juist om ooit eens lekker in mijn velletje te kunnen zitten wil/moet ik deze verschillende wegen gaan om mezelf te vinden. Het doet zo goed dat er daarbuiten mensen zijn, die de moeite nemen mij op deze wegen te vervolgen en juichend langs de kant staan. (Wilde ik gewoon even gezegd hebben!)
En het is altijd weer heerlijk om jouw mooie fotos van nog mooiere dingen te zien.
Lieve groetjes - Irma

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Wow, I could look at these photos all day!! Such beautiful details, those moldings are amazing!!
Karen

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Elly said...

Lieve Lili, bij een post van jou haak ik nooit af! Ik slurp alle informatie tot in de details op! Ze wisten vroeger wel hoe ze een huis moesten bouwen hè! Wat een weelde en rijkdom! En dan al dat mooie raamwerk en die deuren, nou ja gewoon alles! Bedankt weer voor deze fantastische en informatieve tour! Fijn weekend!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Such beautiful architecture! Those tall ceilings and lovely staircases.

I can see why you liked visiting them, I would too. They built much nicer things then than they do now. Where has all the good taste gone!
Have a lovely weekend
Isabelle x

corry said...

Dank je Lili voor je rondleiding door die prachtige monumenten. Wat fijn dat je ons laat mee genieten. We hebben "Dort" gisteren live mogen aanschouwen, mooie straatjes met leuke winkeltjes en werkelijk prachtige panden. Dordrecht is echt een mooie en gezellige stad.

Stephenie said...

I'm really just speechless... I'm just in love with everything from the buildings themselves, to the beautiful ceilings.. Oh, I'm just so in love..
STephenie

Little Lovables said...

gorgeous, love all the beautiful elements!

KarenHarveyCox said...

LiLi,
What an amazing building. I love all the woodwork detail inside too, so much detail. I just love the outside of those buildings though. You live in such a gorgeous place.

Karen

rochambeau said...

Hi LiLi,
So nice to know about your Moroccan friend who comes to tea. And thanks to the people that helped your son!!
Your story is a really good example of how there are good people every where!

xox
Constance

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère Lili!
You came to visit! You are about 6 hours ahead of us here in the U.S. so it is such a pleasure to see your comments as well as the beautiful Dutchess! Isn't Patricia's art just incredible? AND the fact that she does ALL of what you see and more all by hand, from scratch on her farm while being a mother and farmer! Truly a divine gift and heart. Thank you Lili for coming to visit with me; I really appreciate your friendship! Anita

Prulletje said...

Wat een waanzinnige wandeling heb je er van gemaakt, het is een genot achter je aan te wandelen door deze monumentale gebouwen, geweldig! Dank je wel voor de super interresante rondleiding lily!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your tours Lili!! It is just amazing to me to see such beautiful architecture. The oldest house in my town is just barely over 100 years old. Please keep taking us on your tours. The history and detail is just amazing.

Poppedijne said...

Ach Lidwien, wat woon jij toch in een prachtige stad. Nooit gedacht dat daar zoveel prachtige huizen zouden zijn. Heel benijdenswaardig om daar te mogen wonen! Ik geniet telkens ervan als je ons weer eens meeneemt op een tochtje door die prachtige stad van je.Van mij mag je ze alle 1500 tonen!!Lieve groetjes,
Nicky

Betzie said...

Could never tire of our tours Lili!
Lovely as always...

Kathy said...

What a wonderful tour we could see with all your lovely photos.. I just love to see all the details. When I was building dollhouses, it was all in the details. It made everything so much nicer. I love the windows and the exquisite staircase railing. Like you, I wish they had moved the bike...oh well.
Just lovely and you told it so well.

Shabbyfufu said...

Dear Lili....I truly love to see all of the history that Europe holds. Thank you for this lovely, lovely post that makes me want to visit the Netherlands again. Here in Miami, we call buildings from the 1940's old!(as the one that my daughter is moving into) ~xo~ Janet

Laura said...

Hi Lili,
Your tour of these old Dutch buildings is wonderful...you have included so much history and I have enjoyed all the little details....I love the colors and the architecture. We live in an area of the USA that was settled by the Dutch...in fact our church was built in the 1700's by those settlers. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tour with us!
Take care, Laura

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María Elena said...

Hi Lili, beautiful building, its architecture and decoration of walls and ceilings. It was a pleasure to walk around it in your photos.
Hugs.

Recycled Rita said...

Fun tour Lili!
Hey did you do the sweet and sinister swap on the Year of Color blog this year?
karen....

gabrieladelworth said...

Hello Lilli,

What a fabulous place!



~ Gabriela ~

casa nostra said...

goh, meende ik al dat ik het zo goed bijhield allemaal, zie ik dat je inmiddels al weer 2x gepost hebt. leuk maatje heeft Violet gekregen.
leuk dat je ons weer een mooie rondleiding geeft, wel jammer als ze in zo'n pand de oude bouwmaterialen verwijderen.
p.s bijt ik me zaterdagavond toch een vulling uit mijn tand, zou je tandarts-verhaal de voorbode zijn geweest?!

rochambeau said...

Hi LiLi,
Hope the rest of your day went well!
May peace continue to be with you!

xox
Constance

Andrea said...

That is so neat Lili! All the little details, you live in a beautiful city, we don't really have much of that here that I know of. I would love to see more!! xo Andrea

Fete et Fleur said...

I could spend my life rambling through old buildings with this kind of amazing architecture. Thank you for bringing us along!!

Hugs!
Nancy

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

ohhh WOW!!!!! I LOVE this post Lili. The building with the little boy just cracks me up!! so funny... and such beautiful structures. I ADORE the ceiling ...and the marble? stairs. SO gorgeous... oh and that beautiful HUGE window letting all the light in.

I love seeing all of your monuments and the place where you live. That attic dome is amazing!

xoxo Heather

Catharina Maria said...

Prachtige reportage , wat een mooi plafonds en die trappen !
XOX Rini

ps Wat moet ik doen om een lid van de Button Floozies te worden ??
XOX Rini

Marie Antionette said...

Lili,These old buildings are just amazing. Can you just imagine what went on inside behind closed doors.It boggles the mind.The richness of them all. XXOO Marie Antionette

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh FAB tour!!! Love it!