Once we lived in a big old house in Scheveningen,
which is now part of The Hague in the Netherlands.
In world War II to pronounce Scheveningen
was the test of the Dutchmen to see,or rather
to hear,whether someone was really Dutch.
It's impossible to pronounce it without any accent for a non-Dutch person,unless he
or she has lived there for a number of years.
We stepped from our back patio right
onto the beach. Only on the sparse
sunny days (on average 60 days per
year, the stats. say), half of Holland
would swarm to the beach to
desperately catch some rays of vit. D.
So living at the beach is only nice when there's no sun!
Of course you would like to know what these
sculpted wood headers are!
When we moved from this stately old big house
to the middle of the country,
we heard that the rule was that everything
that was not mounted on securely,
we could take with us.
Our living room had a bay window. Each part was stained glass, framed in dark wood. In between the windows were these 4 inch wood sculpted headers. Aren't they beautiful? Wish I could have taken the 1930 - 1950 stained glass windows with me, but I still have the headers as a memory.