Sunday, 8 December 2013

2nd Sunday in Advent, day 8 - Schwibbogen







23 comments:

  1. very pretty...and some very interesting symbolism in the design...
    had to look up the word as i was unfamiliar....

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  2. Cool candle holder. I also love that arrangement of greenery and sedum below.

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  3. I've always wanted to build a menorah. This may be less fraught, or a combination of the two. New symbols for old.

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  4. Almost a menorah. Wonderful shot; enjoyed it very much


    ALOHA to YOU, Friko
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3


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  5. We were talking about Schwibbögen and the ethymology of "Schwib" yesterday at my parents' - they have a Schwibbogen with lights, too, and of course it was lit up for our Adventskaffee and Spielenachmittag. None of us knew the true meaning of Schwib, and we did not want to interrupt our game for research, but maybe you know?

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    1. My parents looked it up - the "Schwib" comes from "Schweb", because the Bögen were sort of schwebend between two buildings. Logical, and yet I didn't think of it.

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  6. Hallo Friko,
    sieht toll aus mit dem Spiegelbild gegen diesen schweren Rahmen !

    Gruß Dieter

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  7. Lots of people have this on their Windowsill in Belgium. Your picture is very beautiful ! So voller Stimmung !

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  8. heel mooi met de ambachten erin verwerkt.

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  9. \What a beautiful candlestick! I have seen these in peoples' windows, although not with so many candles, I think.

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  10. That is a beautiful candle holder.

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  11. Evocative of something in my childhood and not sure what, really but thank you.

    XO
    WWW

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  12. I have the same candles on my living room window, Friko! We call it Advent candles.

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  13. Nothing quite so Christmassy as candles ... your candle holder is wonderful !

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  14. Beautiful! I haven't been around for almost a month, but I'll make it a point to cover all your posts for who wants to miss the wisdom of your words and the beauty of your pictures.
    Hope you are having a good holiday season so far, dear Friko.

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  15. Stunningly beautiful. Blessings from Freda at Dalamory. www.freda.org.uk

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  16. Beautiful indeed. And now I have a new word to look up!

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  17. Hi Friko - I too had to look up Schwibbogen and see the art is a form of wood-craft, while depicting the trades of the area .. I love it. Also so interesting to read about .. just what I need! Cheers Hilary

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