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Big Ben Goes Dutch

 

A Different Point of View!

Famous landmarks from around the world grace this bronze sculpture by Cor Litjens.

You can see the scale of the sculpture here and here.

Tiel, Netherlands



Big Ben Goes Dutch

 

A Different Point of View!

Famous landmarks from around the world grace this bronze sculpture by Cor Litjens.

You can see the scale of the sculpture here and here.

Tiel, Netherlands



comments (54)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 2 Apr 2012, 00:30
WOW...what a magical image!! Can only imagine its grandeur!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. It's one of those surprises that just makes you stare. smile I just exchanged my first link to a picture of Astrid capturing it, which gives it much better scale.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Apr 2012, 00:58
You have rendered him nicely vintage, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I just exchanged my first link to a picture of Astrid capturing it, which gives it much better scale.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Apr 2012, 01:42
Very nice.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Debb.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 2 Apr 2012, 02:46
Cool sculpture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
That sculpture by Cor Litjens is some work of art Ginnie... i like the way that you zoomed in to the top and treated this shot....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: When I saw Big Ben there, Peter, I just HAD to zoom in on him for all my English friends! Thanks. I just exchanged my first link to a picture of Astrid capturing it, which gives it much better scale.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Apr 2012, 04:38
An amazing POV of that sculpture. It was just by accident that we saw it on the side of the road. We discovered a lot of landmarks. Love the title. Wonderful processing. http://www.litjens.nl/corfoto2.asp?type=Monumentaal&foto=110&sl=1
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. This was so fun to find on the dijk out in the middle of nowhere. I'm gonna add another link with YOU giving it scale: http://ginniehart.shutterchance.com/blog.php?upload=1&itemRef=413818
That's really wondrful Ginnie! Very sweet!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. I just exchanged my first link to a picture of Astrid capturing it, which gives it much better scale. It's really quite a treasure.
i don't want to see the scale of the sculpture lol it looks bizarrely tiny smile neat shot!!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Tiny, indeed. Nothing like the real thing! smile Thanks.
  • Anyes
  • Canada
  • 2 Apr 2012, 06:14
Different ways to view the same sculpture. It was quite surprising to see its scale.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Anyes!
Here it almost looks like a nicknack macro... but when I saw the link... well, I was wrong. Very cool with the textures GInnie.
Ginnie Hart: A "nicknack macro." I'll have to remember that, Jacquelyn. Thanks. smile
impressionnée par le rendu
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear l'Angevine.
Fascinating sculpture, Ginnie. Love the photograph, and the surprise you get when you compare it to the sculpture. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roz. This is when it's wonderful to have the zoom lens! grin
As a sugar castle !
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Marie. I like that. smile Merci.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Apr 2012, 07:13
What an amazing sculpture, Ginnnie - imagine having the inspiration to do this sort of thing
Ginnie Hart: I know, Lisl! The sculptor has done MANY fabulous such sculptures all over the Netherlands! Thanks.
Wow!! Surprising, a sand castle, I also imagine of the toffy or some chocolate! It is as a mirage, to something who bottom in the sun... Good day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: A sand castle does come to mind, Mathilde! smile Thank you kindly. Merci.
really a magic composition Ginnie, wonderful and creative
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Fabrizio. Grazie.
It is worth having a look at the whole thing to put this in context.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love to see it in person, Bill. Exactly. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Apr 2012, 08:18
How very interesting Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Vintage!
  • Jose
  • Australia
  • 2 Apr 2012, 08:28
Captivating
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Jose.
Your rendering has made a new work all together, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Juan Carlos. It was one of those times I was quite happy for the zoom lens. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Apr 2012, 08:47
I'm glad you showed the second picture Ginnie not only because it has Astrid in it but also because I now appreciate your main picture better
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. I knew you'd like the one with Astrid showing the scale of this little treasure.
it is almost realistic smile
Ginnie Hart: Almost, Joshi. smile Thanks.
art work for me
Ginnie Hart: And for me, too, Chantal.
What a sculpture Ginnie all three are spectacular, you did well to get that angle that close.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. This is when I'm very happy with the zoom lens!
The world on a nutshell!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Wim. We've seen some of his work elsewhere...two pieces in Bronkhorst, for instance.
Ha... You got me, G!
I thought it was the Sagrada Familia at first glance! Silly me. wink
Hey, admit it. It does look a bit like the Sagrada Familia, right? Ha!

God, can you still believe they're still building it?!?
Ginnie Hart: I think they will always be building La Sagrada Familia, LC. Every time I see it I'm still amazed...a work in progress. At least this piece here is small enough to be...completed. smile Thanks.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 2 Apr 2012, 11:13
Wow....a fabulous image Ginnie with marvelous processing and wonderful tones. Beautifuly captured and presented.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Laurette. This was fun. smile
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 2 Apr 2012, 11:20
Perfectly texturized! And a very interesting artist!♥
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Luiza. You know these dutchmen/women!!! smile
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Apr 2012, 12:40
Do you mean we have to share! grin
Wow, a great take on the sculpture Ginnie - pleased, you provided the link smile
Ginnie Hart: All good things can be shared, Martin. YES! grin Thanks.
What a wonderful surprise to see the location of this bronze sculpture, Ginnie. Never would have guessed; pictured it sitting on display in a museum.
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly the kind of thing that surprises me all over the Netherlands, Beverly! I love it. Thanks.
wow, cool. Without the links for perspective one would never guess.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rob. Perspective is everything, isnt it! smile
Now that really is a most unusual sculpture, I note Lady P.was quick to get there with her camera, she doesn't miss a trick does she.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes Lady P and I bump into each other on our photo hunts, Brian. Imagine that! grin Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 2 Apr 2012, 17:22
A little world in a great sculpture
Ginnie Hart: A little world, indeed, Oscar! Gracias.
A wonderful piece of art Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Richard. Merci.
  • Khalil
  • Germany
  • 2 Apr 2012, 19:25
Magnifique sculpture bien imaginée et bien réalisée.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Khalil. Merci.
Superb photo with a very nice texture. Great work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
Amazing perspective
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry. I love stuff like this.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 2 Apr 2012, 20:15
Love how you present this Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Frida.
Toy town, eh: ? smile
Ginnie Hart: Maybe toy world, Tom? But yes, exactly! smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Apr 2012, 21:51
Lilliputian garden, from a midge's viewpoint.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Louis. smile Thanks.
Fascinating. Just on the side of the road?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Graeme, and on top of the dijk. smile Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Apr 2012, 23:38
This so looks like a magical castle to me smile

Wow!!
Ginnie Hart: It's so fun, Cherry, isn't it. smile Thanks.
Hi Ginnie... i just checked out the link of Astrid taking the shot sculpture.... it is great but i could not leave a comment there....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks for trying, Peter. It's in my unassigned bin and I see I didn't submit it (?) before posting it? Maybe I did it wrong. Anyway, at least you saw the scale! smile
Nice use of DOF Ginnie. I like the post processing as well
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 3 Apr 2012, 15:12
Ginnie - Lovely play with DOF with your trademark classic texture as well
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting again, dear Thomas!
  • tede
  • France
  • 3 Apr 2012, 18:00
Superb this sculpture, your perspective and your processing is excellent. Ginnie good evening.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Tede. Merci.
At first glance, I thought there was a grumpy little troll with his arms crossed, right in the middle of the grouping. See his eyes and nose under his cone-shaped hat?

Some days the whole world's a Rorschach....
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Isn't that the truth, Linda. The things we see as first impressions! Thanks for the smile.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 5 Apr 2012, 02:53
this is pretty cool! great work! grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
nice focusing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dennis.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 5 Apr 2012, 22:11
Quite amazing Ginnie with it's nicely judged depth of field. And the distressed background suits it to a tee.
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, George. Thank you.
Going dutch means sharing the expense, that is good in these cash strapped times, and very generous of the Netherlanders smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I do like your take on this, John. smile Thanks.
Great use of depth of field! I love this shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Abby. That's sweet.
Excellent image, love the light and color!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Andrei.
Love love love the layering, the texture and sculpture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you! This was fun. smile

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