Foto (Heavy) Vrijdag: Post Office Carvings

Along with the soaring ceiling and the beautiful glazed golden bricks that make the post office in Utrecht so stunning, the totem-like black carvings throughout make the interior something unique. Along both of the long walls are figures representing the continents (minus Antarctica). Each one features an animal at the base that generally matches up with the continent. Europa has horses, Australia has kangaroos, America(s) has bison/buffalo, Asia has elephants, and Africa has camels.





There are additional animal figures at the ends of the buildings, including these Vikingesque creatures:

And my favorite, olifanten (elephants)!

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