Monday, October 29, 2012

Heraldry in Maastricht, Part Two and a Half

The trouble with taking, say, a thousand or so photographs over the course of a week is that, well, it's sometimes hard to remember to include all of the various pictures of, say, a city's coat of arms and include them in the original post.  Or in this case, posts.

In gathering and preparing the photographs of the arms of the city of Maastricht, I had forgotten (temporarily) one of the most wonderful examples.

This stained glass window is one of a number of armorial windows in the main hall of the city's train station.  (I'll cover the others in a separate post later.)  The arms of the city, supported by the angel, with a view of the city along the River Maas (in French, Meuse) beneath it.  Isn't it spectacular?

I'd missed including this window in the last post of uses of the city's arms in and about the city partly because I had labeled that day's photographs "Maastricht to Heidelberg," that being the day we left The Netherlands and traveled to Germany.  So it was in a folder somewhat apart from all of the other photos that I'd taken in Maastricht, and I had accidentally overlooked it when compiling pictures for that post.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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