21-05-06

Every day they watch tourists and inhabitants of Brugge (Bruges)

It is like I almost hear them (the statues) talking.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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13-05-06

Which one of the statues is a living person ?

 

You know the phenomenon : in cities with many statues and historic buildings, some statues actually live, at least when you give them some change.  A very successful place is between the stonecutters of the cathedral of Antwerp.

The one of today was actually fun ! When money was thrown in his can, he hammered twice with his chisel and that produced a  very clear cheery metal sound.  New passengers looked up.  By that time he was motionless again and the attention was caught.  Which one is the street performer ? Until someone dropped some money and one of the statues smiled, waved or hammered twice.  A good act !

And it is the one on top on the right.  Did you guess it ?

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19-04-06

And tomorrow off to Andalucia, Spain …

 

… for a week : following the traces of the Moorish and Catholic history...

 

Picture : statue in the Mezquita in Cordoba.

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18-02-06

An intention

 

Statue of a naked virile man ( Sevilla - Réal Alcazar 11 ), fish under this feet, a god of the sea ?  And those huge palm trees : so exotic for everybody who lives more to the north. 

Anyway : I have to place this photo here to remind me NOT to be shy when there is a photo I really want to take. 

……….  Yes, I wanted a picture of his front side J  It was a beautiful and expressive front side J and when I was looking how to take the picture and choosing a position,  some men kept standing there, looking at me all the time and I got embarrassed and so I took this picture instead of the one I really wanted to.  Shame on me !

Lately when I was in Zeeland there was a man with a huge grey beard standing at the border of the Plaat van de Vliet ( nature reserve ) and he fitted so well with the landscape, that it would have made a great picture, but I didn’t dare to ask him if I could take his picture, so this is something I really have to learn !

This man had a little car with a name painted on : de pruttelpot.  A translation trial : the simmering pot, the percolating pot.

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19-01-06

Antwerp - Middelheim : waiting

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Antwerp - Middelheim -statue storage

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Antwerp - Middelheim ( open-air museum for sculpture )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At one side of the park, there is a stock of  city statues that are waiting for a new destination.  They were taken away because of road works, street reorganizations, …   The second statue laying on the ground is Melchior, one of the three wise kings who brought gifts for Jesus at his birth.

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03-01-06

Sevilla - Woman and lion : detail


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Sevilla - Statues in an arch

at the Parque de Maria Luisa.

Just a statue or a statue that appeals to you, for me it is the last option.


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10-12-05

Trio II


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03-12-05

Birds flying up (Beveren-Waas)

and Beech in autumn color.


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