Gabled Architecture, Amsterdam
Favorite thing: At first glance, Amsterdam's gable architecture resembled something from a fairytale. The various types of gable architecture - neck, bell, stoop, step (pictured)and ????? - can be seen all over the city, predominantly overlooking the canals.
When in center city you can encounter the nicest old man-made constructions.
But you have to be open to them!
You spot lots of different gables.
Some names of the gables are: stair gable, clock gable, neck gable and spout gable.
Favorite thing: The clock-gable dates back to 1660-1790. The clock-gable is based on the neck-gable, the boards are made from bricks too and the 90 degrees corners disappeared. The top is looking like a bell.
Favorite thing: The step gable was favored by the Dutch Renaissance architects from 1580 to 1660. As its name implies, this design featured a series of steps culminating at the top.