Anchor Plates: Stockholm

Stockholm has a wide range of anchor plates — of all shapes and sizes, spanning back at least to the seventeenth century.

My favorite is the one that looks like an owl:

A collage of the various kinds of plates that can be found in Stockholm:
 I found several examples were the anchor plates were also used to date the buildings. The oldest is from 1630!
1630
1657
1677
1726
1780
1828

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  1. I think all Ukrainians, from homeland and diaspora, should visit Greece. Many of us grow up thinking that our names, language, religious rites and architecture, and other folkloric traditions are our own, but visiting Greece will show that we imported and adopted them lock, stock, and barrel. Flattening the church domes to a pear shape, and polyphony, are the only uniquely Ukrainian contributions that I can think of.
    Nice website!

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