A few weeks ago I went to Town Hall Deventer. Here new inhabitants were welcomed by the mayor. And we (the new inhabitants) were the first group that were welcomed in the new Town Hall. This is a beautiful building. With an interesting story.
The iron for the windows are made of fingerprints. These fingerprints are made by inhabitants of Deventer. Many people were against a new Town Hall. Everywhere was a cut back. But the municipality build a new expansive Town Hall. There were protest parades. During this parade some citizens gave the finger to the mayor.
The mayor wanted art in the new Town Hall. A competition was held, and an artist from Deventer won. She would design the art for the Town Hall. There was only one problem. She also gave the finger to the mayor during the protest parade. So she made a plan! She asked the finger prints of citizens of Deventer. Of course some of them were in the same parade. Thy didn’t want to give there finger prints. She said: I didn’t say which finger you need to use. Some chose to give the finger again! So now their protest processed in the Town Hall forever.