Nieuws - 27 januari 2011

Pim + weather vane

Why would anyone put a mermaid on top of a church?

People usually leave the weather vane out of their photos of churches.
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 and you'll never look at churches in quite the same way again.