Castigatio, Amsterdam

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  • Castigato is the symbol of discipline which in this case is the woman in the middle of the two chained men. dating from 1603 and recently renovated its is a striking addition to this entrance to a sho...  more »
  • Above the entrance gate, it is striking the presence of three figures: a woman, with the coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam and a boy and beside him, two men in chains. On the façade, two phrases in Latin: "Castigatio e virtueis est tamee quae cuncti pavent", which means: "Punishment and Virtue is to tame what everyone fears". Underneath you see a wagon pulled by three tigers and three lions; On top of it there are logs and graters: The wood is Pau-Brasil and with the graters it is reduced to dust, with which a dye is prepared, called Brasilina.. The gate was realized by a great architect, Keyser (who took a text of Seneca for the decoration) and was the entrance to a monastery of the Clarisas sisters, demolished in 1895, for the construction of a public swimming pool and then will be the Shopping the thought of Eras Mo of Rotterdam, inspired a book where he claimed that criminals should have a utility for society. The city of Amsterdam was already Protestant. The coloring was used by dyers, artisans and artistic painters; Now it would be prepared by prisoners, beggars, vagrants and even rebellious children, who were obliged to work, if necessary, to caned. This place, was called by the rich bourgeoisie of the time as "San Rasphuis" and began the richness of the Netherlands, from the quality and color of the fabrics. An interesting and cruel history of this region.
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  • These gates, which I saw at the entrance to a shopping mall Inside the Singele, interesting story. Created these beautiful baroque gate back in 17 century to prison for young offenders, then the prison was destroyed, and the gate remained. Btw, prison was very progressive-it had difficulty directly on Makarenko
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