Hart & Soul

19 Mar 2012 360 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image De Tijd Vliegt = Time Flies

De Tijd Vliegt = Time Flies

 

This is a gevelsteen (gable stone) in Monnickendam, Netherlands.

It measures approximately 1.5 x 3 feet on an outside brick wall.

 

FINDING MONEY

 

Whenever I find such a gable stone, I feel like I've found money...

which is what my post at Vision and Verb is about today.




De Tijd Vliegt = Time Flies

 

This is a gevelsteen (gable stone) in Monnickendam, Netherlands.

It measures approximately 1.5 x 3 feet on an outside brick wall.

 

FINDING MONEY

 

Whenever I find such a gable stone, I feel like I've found money...

which is what my post at Vision and Verb is about today.




comments (35)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2012, 00:04
It's such an incredible stone. Love all of the different 'time machines'. What a great find!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. I'm like a little kid whenever I find such a beauty! smile
Interesting time pieces... but I love the wing!
Ginnie Hart: I think someone was trying to cover all the bases, Jacquelyn. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Mar 2012, 04:39
Times flies, no truer words are said/shown here.
It seems to me, the older we get the faster time goes.
This gevelsteen is an amazing piece of craftsmanship.
After Monday, time always flies, before we know it is Friday again. smile
Ginnie Hart: Since you are still in the work force, MLMA, I'm very glad time flies for you after Monday comes. GOOD. This is one of my favorites of all gevelstenen because of the subject matter. smile Bedankt.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Mar 2012, 05:58
This is true!
Ginnie Hart: As true as true can be, Ray!
  • Luiza
  • Cologne
  • 19 Mar 2012, 06:34
Very good! I have a full series of signs like this from Amsterdamsmile Beautiful and typical for the Netherlandssmile
Ginnie Hart: In Amsterdam there are over 800 of these, Luiza, and I have "collected" over 500 of them for my files. I LOVE these gable stones! Danke.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 19 Mar 2012, 06:50
I like this very much explains it all
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you, Vintage!
Nice one Ginnie. I'll catch up with V&V later
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2012, 07:15
Excellent Ginnie: I love details like this
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. So do I. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Mar 2012, 07:18
Yes, I know your interest voor gevelstenen -and this is a wonderful example - a typical vanitas-image with all the traditionbal attributes signalizing the vanishing of time and life and values and.... -look at the Dutch vanitas paintings! Only the letters MS and RS I cannot decipher. A beautiful photo! I would like to see more from your collection of gevelstenen.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE these gevelstenen, Philine...yes, you are right. If you click on this link, you can see more from Monnickendam from when we were there on March 3:
http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.com/2012/03/monnickendam-finding-money.html
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Mar 2012, 07:24
Yesterday I read a very intersting review about a new novel by Benjamin Stein (a young decisively Jewish German author I hope to meet next weekend) "Replay" - the modern technologies are able to fix the moments, to 'replay' all moments, feelings .. we ever had and to share them with others - the photoblogs belong to this modern style of 'replaying' life. I'm sure that this excellent new novel will have been soon translated in English, it plays in the States.
Ginnie Hart: WOW. That sounds like a great novel, Philine. I hope you have a wonderful meet-up with him! Thanks for sharing.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2012, 08:04
You have some really fascinating carvings inthe Netherlands, Ginnie - I understand just how you feel when you find somethibg like this
Ginnie Hart: There are thousands of these gable stones all over the Netherlands, Elisabeth, just waiting to be found! Thank you.
on dirait un symbole comme un sceau qu'on retrouve souvent en Anjou
Ginnie Hart: Yes, l'Angevine. They used to mark where someone lived, before house numbers were in existence! The picture on the gable stone told you what business was there. Merci.
A charming little reminder and warning to us all.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Chad! Thanks.
  • Luiza
  • Cologne
  • 19 Mar 2012, 08:28
Really 800? Didn´t know that. I think, i have collected round about 200 pcssmile I also love them. Love the whole vlaamse kunstsmile
This summer i will have the next walk in Den Bosch. Love Hieronymus and will visit some placessmile
Ginnie Hart: PLEASE tell us when you will be in Den Bosch, Luiza. It is almost in our backyard! We'd love a meet-up there if we can find out in time when you'll be there.
Yes, 'time flie's is so well known ... For me your image suggests time sliding away.
Ginnie Hart: The older we get, Richard, the faster it flies, right?! smile Thanks.
How clever! You must have quite a collection of these. You started collecting them long before you ever lived in Holland.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Mary. I collected over 500 from Amsterdam alone! I love them.
So what's carpe diem in Dutch?
Wow, Dutch words look kinda hard to pronounce.
I got phlegm in my throat after a couple of attempts! wink

Tell us, how do you overcome this, G?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good question about "carpe diem" in Dutch. smile I'll ask Astrid. Interestingly, I can pronounce the sounds that are often hard for most non-Dutch speakers. But there are certain vowel combinations, like in the word leuk, that are still very difficult for me. (sigh)
Very pretty decoration mural, good shot Ginnie.
Nice day to you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 19 Mar 2012, 09:16
Time flies this is very interesting and beautiful. Great find Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida. I LOVE these gable stones. smile
  • Luiza
  • Cologne
  • 19 Mar 2012, 09:20
Oh, oksmile I´m lookin´ forward for thissmile
And don´t forget about the opening in Cologne;-) We still don´t know the date, but the weather is becoming better and bettersmile
Ginnie Hart: We'll definitely stay in touch, Luiza! Danke.
  • Mark
  • Germany
  • 19 Mar 2012, 09:37
What great details..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mark!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Mar 2012, 09:42
Very graphic, Ginnie. Even I can almost work out what it's trying to show. I'll have to look at your Vision & Verb site later on.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Alan.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Mar 2012, 09:55
Great find Ginnie such detail.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. I LOVE these gable stones!
Fantastic shot, Ginnie! This is jumping off the screen. smile

And yes, time flies... for real. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jimi. I LOVE these gable stones.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2012, 11:45
Indeed it does, but a gable stone that will linger a little longer than those that created it. Nice find, it would look cool in b&w also.
Ginnie Hart: So many gable stones, so little time to see them all, John! Yes, I think you're right about this in B&W...though I opted for staying true to the artist's rendition. Thanks for the idea.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2012, 12:34
This is great Ginnie! I think I'm going to have to open my eyes! grin
Ginnie Hart: So many of these gable stones are up high and can be easily missed if you don't look up, Martin. But here in the Netherlands I'm so used to them that I just naturally start looking for them. smile Thanks.
Fly it does......
nice one!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rob.
Time flies indeed. This one was not made by Hans 't Mannetje, but is is a nice one anyway!
Ginnie Hart: I actually thought of Hans 't Mannetja, Wim, and even got his book out yesterday while writing to Philine. His work is instantly recognizable! Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 20 Mar 2012, 12:16
Great shot. The stones are magics
Ginnie Hart: Gracias, Oscar. I LOVE these gable stones. smile
This one is just like found money Ginnie... great capture and i see that Astrid's hidden signature is rubbing off on you... i like it.... a nice fontgrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Found money, indeed, Peter. For me, better than money. smile Thanks.
  • khalil
  • Germany
  • 20 Mar 2012, 15:19
Quand le temps s'envole et part en pièces détachées. très belle composition.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Khalil. Merci.
  • tede
  • France
  • 20 Mar 2012, 17:01
The passage of time, which takes off and we can not catch up! Very beautiful image. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
Excellent capture with great details Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
A lot of time and flying here

Ad with a little knowledge of German and English....I can read some Dutch wink
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, Aksel. Sometimes the scene describes it well! smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 21 Mar 2012, 02:11
sure is a nice find.. nice catch..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian!

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/200s
aperture f/5.0
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 105.0mm
Lackadaisical FridayLackadaisical Fr...
There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a ShoeThere Was an Old...
Ready, Get Set...Ready, Get Set...

Warning