View of Utrecht – Gebrs. Engelman | News030

On this part you’ll all the time see a just lately taken Utrecht photograph (and generally a number of).

When: Wednesday 13 October; 09:25 hrs

What? They’ve been on show since final summer time; however so far as I do know they haven’t been observed earlier than: the unique letters-on-glass by Vischhandel Gebrs. Engelman on the constructing Vismarkt 13. Lovely.

The ‘brothers’ have been Kees and Bart Engelman. Their father Jan began a fish store on this spot within the nineteenth century; when this constructing nonetheless consisted of three homes. In 1908; the case acquired the designation purveyor to the courtroom.

Some time in the past I acquired a photograph from a descendant of the household wherein the household poses in entrance of the constructing. The letters are already on it – in 1910.

Proud Engelmen and their staff in front of Vismarkt 13. Photo: private archive

Again to the now. There have been wood panels in entrance of it; Esther Walgering tells me immediately. She is the proprietor of the well-known Utrecht café-restaurant Graaf Floris that opened right here in 1973.

What she additionally tells me – and what scares me – is that her brother and affiliate René just lately succumbed to pancreatic most cancers on the age of 51. Esther is now on her personal. Good luck; babe.

Door: Jim Terlingen

PS. I made in 2012 this booklet about this property.

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