The Beautiful Town Idstein – Part 9 – Inscriptions

Some of the buildings had inscriptions either in the woodwork or in the plaster. Some of the older ones represent possibly medieval equivalent of twitter – quips and deepities.

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  1. Ice Swimmer says

    The gate with the blackletter inscription is great if you can live by it, if I have deciphered it correctly. Doesn’t it say:

    Chicanery and Hypocrisy
    goes past my House


    While the last is in Roman script it’s hard to make heads and tails out of it. It’s handsome, however.

    These are interesting, all.

  2. voyager says

    Some of those signs are pretty darned old. I think it’s fabulous that they’re still around.

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