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Twist Your Way Through the Day...

 

...into a dickens of a weekend.

Oliver Twist in the Charles Dickens Museum

Bronkhorst, Netherlands



Twist Your Way Through the Day...

 

...into a dickens of a weekend.

Oliver Twist in the Charles Dickens Museum

Bronkhorst, Netherlands



comments (44)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2012, 01:03
He looks so real - y'know??? What an incredible representation. Terrific image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. Someone sure had fun creating the imp in him. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Feb 2012, 03:19
That's a "wow", Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Ray. I loved the expression on his face when I saw it there.
At first I thought the image was just flat creepy, and then I realized - I've seen that guy a time or two in my life, generally at 2 a.m. and often on his way out of a bar!

It is a great photo, though. The lighting is perfect.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. I saw the imp in him the minute I laid eyes on him. Someone sure had fun making him. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Feb 2012, 04:58
They did a great job with this figure.
Great picture, love the angle and the lighting/colours.
It was a fun small museum.
Absolute fabulous play of words....... smile
TGIF.......
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. Maybe a bit corny with the words but this was fun. I'm glad we went inside. smile
He looks like papier-mache! Nice find!
Ginnie Hart: Now that you mention it, Elizabeth, I wonder what he WAS made of. I never even thought about that because I was so caught up by his facial expression. Thanks.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 24 Feb 2012, 07:23
Isn't this the little chap who used to appear in those MAD comics Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: You do have a point, Chad! smile
  • lisl
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2012, 07:34
Dickens would have loved to see him, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That's sweet, Elisabeth. I think you're right. smile Thanks.
I really must read some Dickens this year as it is his bicentenary

Like Chad he reminds me of the MAD magazine character!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. Since we were celebrating the bicentenary earlier (on Google), I thought this might be appropriate. smile
mais ce lutin se moque de moi!!!!lol,son rire veut tout dire ,il est soit malicieux ou soit maléfique....
Ginnie Hart: Merci, l'Angevine. You have to watch out for little fellas like this! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Feb 2012, 07:51
Haha- and I have to laugh with the boy- he might have just got some more soup! A cheering up picture! My first thought was: Oliver Twist! Isn't it amazing that the Dutchies are so enthusiast of Dickens? (Deventer- Festival, Bronkhorst- Museum!)
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Philine, isn't it! smile Hartstikke bedankt.
Great capture of this wonderful expression Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2012, 08:32
Just as I'd always imagined him Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Chris. smile
A Charles Dickens museum in the Netherlands? Why??? Actually I thought this was a picture of the younger Yellowbear smile
Ginnie Hart: HA about Yellowbear. He'll like that. And I know what you mean about Charles Dickens in the Netherlands. He's actually everywhere, especially at Christmastime.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 24 Feb 2012, 09:30
Excellent capture Ginnie with marvelous light and fabulous colours. Love It !!!! Have a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Laurette. The same to you and yours!
I think this fellow has had one too many.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Mary. grin
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2012, 09:59
A great shot Ginnie smileHave a fun weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. You, too. smile
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Feb 2012, 10:12
Superb capture Ginnie like how you used the light to capture the colours in his face.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
this is Dickens in deed, I love him
Ginnie Hart: It looks like he has a good Dutch following, Chantal. smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 24 Feb 2012, 10:24
It's a great shot with a very nice texture. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely day Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thanbk you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
Now this is a place I'd love to see. Charles Dickens is a favorite of mine :^)
Ginnie Hart: It was a precious little museum, Doug. You would have loved it! smile Thanks.
  • Mats
  • Sweden
  • 24 Feb 2012, 12:04
Great capture Ginnie, I think he looks a bit scary but thats probably just me... smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mats. He's just a bit mischievious, that's all. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2012, 12:35
One of the finest musicals I saw was Oliver! It was one of my very few exposures to Dickens, I'm afraid to say. My English teacher killed off any interest I had in literature at that age.
Ginnie Hart: I loved the movie "Oliver" when it came out, Alan. I don't have a lot of exposure to Dickens myself but I do like whatever I've seen. You can be proud of your heritage!
I like the shot and lighting Ginnie... but i think that Oliver Twist must have been some ugly kid if the wax replica looks at all like himgrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter, but just think of him as being very mischievious! smile
Chad and Bill nudged my memory as to who I thought this looked like, what a good find. Our church and 3 others in the town are doing a concert in April and we are doing a selection from Oliver for our church choirs spot, can't wait.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, Brian. So funny. smile I bet you'll have great memories of your own "Oliver."
wow..that is incredible creepy Ginnie... thanks for that.
Ginnie Hart: He's just a little imp, Nik. smile Thanks.
Super capture of this little `imp`. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Roz. How can anyone not love this Dickens character!
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2012, 17:03
Looks more like the Artful dodger, Oliver was supposed to be meek and innocent, he does look like Alfred E Neuman as Chad suggests, mistake to base it on the Mad version of the story. It does make a jolly good image thoughsmile
Ginnie Hart: It's possible you are right, John, and this IS the "artful dodger." I agree. The only problem is he was the only one there, so I assumed he was Oliver Twist. One just never knows! smile Thanks for your insight.
uups.Ginnie, crowded here to leave a late message. Seems that people are ready for creepy emotions, naturally grin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Juan Carlos. He's quite the mischievious imp, isn't he!
  • Luiza
  • Cologne
  • 24 Feb 2012, 19:42
Very funny! Also a way to spend this "Winter".smile
Ginnie Hart: This was a little museum in a house, Luiza, but well worth the visit. Danke.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2012, 20:24
very dickens....
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Paule.
You've captured this character very well Ginnie. Dickens works and characters seem to pop up everywhere.

The area we are in is big into Dickens. We have Dickens World (a recreation of Dickens London, sights, sounds and smells) 5 minutes away. Rochester is full of Dickens, and there are 2 or 3 Dickens Festivals of various kinds every year.
Ginnie Hart: We'd expect LOTS of Dickens everywhere in England, Sheila, but I'm always intrigued by how much he is everywhere here in the Netherlands, too. I love it! Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2012, 22:51
You have captured all the details so perfectly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherry.
nice image and amusing title too
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush.
He certainly is a scary looking fellow.
Ginnie Hart: i bet he could run circles around all of us, Michael, and pick every pocket! smile Thanks.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 25 Feb 2012, 09:45
Il est superbe ce portrait !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Rem.
Very good capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Love love love the lighting! I can't believe how real his tongue looks! What a cool shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Robin. Some things I simply can't resist. (I wonder what this says about me? smile)
  • tede
  • France
  • 25 Feb 2012, 15:34
Fantastic picture, this portrait is really very realistic. Splendid shot. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Tede. Merci.
  • Kala
  • 25 Feb 2012, 21:41
This is a dickens of a shot my friend!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Kala. Thank you.
Oh Wow!! Such a fabulous picture Ginnie!! So lifelikesmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Pavan.
  • Bob K
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2012, 06:09
So cherishable...love it!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Bob! smile
  • Djawa
  • Indonesia
  • 26 Feb 2012, 09:44
aah., it's fun., i like this picture ginie., grin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Djawa.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 26 Feb 2012, 11:10
That's one strange and scary looking effigy that you've managed to find Ginnie...but the fact that there's a museum to Charles Dickens in Bronkhorst is even stranger. Or is it?
Ginnie Hart: That Charles Dickens sure left his mark on the western world, didn't he, George! Stranger things have happened, I'm sure. HA! Thanks.
Very nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!

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