Why would anyone put a mermaid on top of a church?
Pity, says Professor Pim Brascamp, director of
Wageningen's Education Institute, for whom the weather vane is a church's crowning glory. Unless it's a run-of-themill
cockerel, that is. He has an illustrated database on about 480 Dutch weather vanes. A unique bit of cultural history - and a bit of fun for him.
‘Life is serious enough already.' Take a look at www.brascamp.nl/windvaan and you'll never look at churches in quite the same way again.