Brick flowers in a brick barge on a brick gable


This is a gable decoration on the building of the Bloemenlust flower auction house on the Oosteinderweg in Aalsmeer just South of Amsterdam. I ran into it today while biking through the neighbourhood. It’s carved entirely out of brick. The text—abreviated here and there—reads Bloemenlust Coöperatieve Veilingsvereeniging (Bloemenlust co-operative auction association).

After a merger in 1968 with the Centrale Veiling and a subsequent move to a new location, the 1922 building became a restaurant. The new auction would go on the become the largest in the world for flowers, housed in the second largest building in terms of floor space.


  1. Wow, nowadays we only have one domino-day every year. Back in the 20’s they apparently had 2 years of it :-D

    Comment by Eric — March 23, 2009 @ 10:30 am

  2. Brick typos. :-)

    Comment by Branko Collin — March 23, 2009 @ 11:08 am

  3. Hahahaha

    Comment by Orangemaster — March 23, 2009 @ 11:40 am

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