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photoblog image When Mercury Goes Retrograde

When Mercury Goes Retrograde

 

...ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!

Mercury, the mythlogical messenger of the gods,

stands atop the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Right now we're in the middle of Mercury Retrograde,

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



When Mercury Goes Retrograde

 

...ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!

Mercury, the mythlogical messenger of the gods,

stands atop the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Right now we're in the middle of Mercury Retrograde,

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



comments (38)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jul 2012, 01:09
Looks like he is a little unhappy about the state of things, Ginnie.

I'll get across to V&V a little later.
Ginnie Hart: He sure has me wondering why he's on top of Amsterdam's Royal Palace, Ray! Thanks.
  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 23 Jul 2012, 01:30
It's bad ... everything's like thick syrup today!
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Geoff. Astrid and I are both "ruled" by Mercury (Virgo and Gemini respectively) and are feeling this one harder than most. (sigh)
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2012, 01:32
smile!
Love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 23 Jul 2012, 03:27
a very strong shot, nice work! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian. This was with my point-n-shoot from 5 years ago! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jul 2012, 04:59
I think, only few people know this is Mercury.
Absolute wonderful picture. Love the colours. The mood of the picture is wonderful for the Mercury Retrograde..... Het is oppassen geblazen smile
Ginnie Hart: Hsrtstikke bedankt, MLMA. It's hard to believe I took this almost 5 years ago before I had even met you in real life! And with my old point-n-shoot camera! Time sure does fly, doesn't it! smile
That is a wonderful shot of the old building.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael. It's hard to believe I took this 5 years ago with my point-n-shoot camera!
I really like the bas-relief surmounted by a statue proud and the clock under the dome. Beautiful architecture.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. There's a lot going on at this palace, for sure! smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 23 Jul 2012, 06:52
retrograde whatbadahoobie?? lol it's all greek to me, fab shot tho, what a building!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Greek to you, Elaine, but I bet you feel the effects! smile Thanks.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Jul 2012, 06:53
A very smart picture, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lisl. It's hard to believe I took this with my point-n-shoot 5 years ago before I had met Astrid nin real life. Time sure does fly! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jul 2012, 06:59
A fine angle you did chose to capture this impressive detail of the Royal Palace with the clock (!) and the Mercury statue I didn't recognise at the first moment - but there is one familiar attribute he holds in his left hand. Mercury is one of my favourite Greek/Roman Gods, also the god of the travellers, the business men, and thieves - he stood also on the top of the Market Hall on the Vismarkt in Groningen. (Later -after my aquafitness- I'll read your post, too)
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine. I am now very curious as to why Mercury is standing atop this Royal Palace. I wonder if I can find out why?! And yes, at my V&V I do talk about communication AND transportation!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Jul 2012, 07:10
I wish you hadn't mentioned this Ginnie because I am Virgo. Having said that - I was late and should have been Leo. Since my birth I have attempted always to be on time.

Nice building
Ginnie Hart: No wonder you and Astrid are kindred spirits, Chris! I was early and should have been Cancer. But by being Gemini, I, too, am ruled by Mercury, so we all 3 have a lot in common! smile
Good old Mercury. I didn't know he went retrograde, still you can't be flitting about all the time without a bit of a rest
Ginnie Hart: Bingo, Bill. And since he's resting, he expects us all to join him. HA!
Wo! That's a crisp photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bhavesh. And to think it's from 5 years ago with my point-n-shoot! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jul 2012, 08:25
Retro seems to be the fashion these days. I've never understood by this "being ruled" by Mercury; I'm a Gemini, too. I like all the figures on the bit (sorry, struggling with the archiectural term smile ) below the main figure.
Ginnie Hart: Every astrological sign is "ruled" by a planet, Alan, whose properties are characteristic of the sign. Mercury's "responsibility" in the Universe is communication and transportation (Gemini = communication and short trips). When he slows down in his orbit, there's lots of static and befuddlement...and anything with moving parts, especially electronics, can go caddywampus. (sigh) The V&V post explains it better but this is the short version. I should have known you were a fellow Gemini. smile
That makes it even more skillful!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Bhavesh! Thank you.
Very nice picture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Victoria. Tack.
As an Aquarius, I gather, I should stick to the Gatorade, not being affected by the Retrograde. Is this correct, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Not exactly, Juan Carlos. EVERYONE is affected by Mercury Retrograde but Gemini and Virgos the most. You aren't let off the hook, no. smile So just pay attention these next days until August 8. My V&V article explains it more....
Very nice shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Navin. I had to scramble to find this in my archives from 5 years ago...since my post at V&V was on Mercury Retrograde. I just had to find an image of him which I shot with my old point-n-shoot. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jul 2012, 10:56
Waving his arms around like he is doing the hula. Maybe I'll remember to take a picture smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! It sure has me curious as to why HE'S up there, Louis! smile
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jul 2012, 11:17
A wonderful capture Ginnie. Marvelous perspective and detail. Beautifully captured and presented.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Laurette. Since that was 5 years ago and with a different camera, I wonder if I would have taken it differently now?!
I witnessed a perfect example in communication problems yesterday after cars in front of me in a line up to get into an event were turning around and leaving. When I got to the admission person I found out that there had been a misunderstanding. Everyone thought they were paying to attend two events but it turned out one event was over and only one event was scheduled. I turned around too.
Ginnie Hart: BINGO. You nailed it, Mary. smile Thanks for the "show-n-tell."
This is a fine selection of building work and statuary Ginnie. I will catch up on V.& V.shortly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir! And this was 5 years ago. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jul 2012, 12:03
A statue of Mercury can be found atop many Town Halls in England ... (the Royal Palace was originally built as Town Hall) symbolising good luck for business, trade...
Ginnie Hart: Aha! That makes sense, Philine. I had no idea the Royal Palace was originally built as the Town Hall. I declare!
As a Leo I'm not too worried by lesser planets smile Of course Mecury was a messenger of the gods so he could still be waiting for an answer.
Ginnie Hart: Mercury is one of the closest planets to your Sun sign in your birth chart, John. Gotta pay attention. grin
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 23 Jul 2012, 16:09
Superb photo and it's a great capture. I like it. Excelellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Antoine. Merci.
He's not going to get anywhere very quickly stuck up there, is he?
Ginnie Hart: That's for sure, Tom. grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 23 Jul 2012, 19:23
Superb light on the building Ginnie but then you knew that.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chad. That was 5 years ago when I only had my point-n-shoot. smile
Love the picture Ginnie... i said it all on V&V ... hugs....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter...and yes, you did, for which I thank you! smile
je suis attirée par cette horloge où j'apprécie aussi le cadrage
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, l'Angevine. It's such a famous building in Amsterdam. Merci.
Ahhh...astrology!! A science for sure but how many have truly mastered it to be able to predict with any degree of certainty? I wonder! Your image is as always beautifully composed with beautifully fine detail Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Kinda reminds me of meterology, Pavan, except maybe even better. smile It's not always about prediction but about propensity, which somehow seems to matter more. During the times of Mercury Retrograde, I learn to expect all kinds of delays and aggravations...and then am pleasantly surprised when they DON'T happen. smile As always, thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2012, 11:47
Superb capture Ginne so much detail to look at and keep one interested.
Great info to go with it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter. You know me and clock towers. smile
  • Ken
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2012, 12:26
Ginnie, this must have been hard to frame and compose..with all its elements.. Great Job!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Ken. And to think this was 5 years ago with my point-n-shoot!
  • sil
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2012, 12:45
Love it, Ginnie! Great contrasts and textures!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sil. Grazie.
Amazing architecture Ginnie! I love it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. It's a famous building in Amsterdam but it's so high up, if you don't zoom in, you miss most of the detail! Merci.
Wonderful work!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
beautiful shot. love the framing of the dome. nice tone in the sky
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush!
Very striking image, Ginnie. Nice one!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
perfect and lovely vertical depth, as like this tonality
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabrizio. Grazie.

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