On the old grounds of a city gas factory in East-Amsterdam a new district of living and shopping was opened last March ( Oostpoort ). And thinking of the place were I took this photo last weekend, once stood my high school situated in one of the old factory buildings already out of use in the fifties.
Still in the tradition of nice brickwork some ornamenting brickwork was made on one of the apartment buildings also to see on the above photo at the left. It is a little daring to use a construction like this because moisture can now enter on horizontal surfaces and into the masonry. The bricks can come lose with freezing weather conditions. ( I have seen this happening.)