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Crow-Stepped in Rostock

Today two photos of some of the beautiful old crow-stepped façades in the Old Town (Altstadt) in Rostock. The oldest examples of such gables are found in Ghent, Belgium and date from the 12th century. They subsequently spread across Northern Europe, particularly to cities which were members of the Hanseatic League, where the crow-stepped gables were combined with the Brick Gothic style of architecture.

The building on the left is located in Große Wasserstraße, the other one on the corner of the same street with a street called Hinter dem Rathaus and it houses the city archives (Stadarchiv). It is called Kerkhoffhaus, named after Bartold Kerkhof, merchant and mayor of Rostock in the 15th century. I added a more detailed photo of one of the ornaments on the façades to the WS (

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2020-07-23 15:39
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1863 k

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