Making something special out of the ordinary

Extraordinary downsprouts

Regenpijp Rijksmuseum

In the city, everyday things are sometimes made very special. In this case, the downspout is the subject of the creative mind of the architect.
Pierre Cuypers has made many decorations on the Rijksmuseum. Statues and tile panels enrich the facades. The downspouts also received attention from Cuypers. You can discover these lions to the left and right of the gateways.

In the Bilderdijkstraat, the downspouts were decorated with beer barrels when the Zuid-Hollandsche Bierbrouwerij settled here.

In the Jan Luijken street you can also find a special decoration. Here an architect humorously placed a statue over the downspout.

All in places where many people pass every day and very few notice these details. #LOOK!

Regenpijp Bilderdijkstraat
Regenpijp Jan Luijkenstraat
Regenpijp Rijksmuseum

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