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Silly Stories

 

KAMPER UIEN = Kampen Onions = Folk Tales (= Silly Stories, per Astrid)

This is a wall ad for the book Kamper Uien by Jan Jacob Fels (1816-1883).

Kampen, Netherlands.



Silly Stories

 

KAMPER UIEN = Kampen Onions = Folk Tales (= Silly Stories, per Astrid)

This is a wall ad for the book Kamper Uien by Jan Jacob Fels (1816-1883).

Kampen, Netherlands.



comments (40)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2012, 01:05
very trending cycle seat and matching pouch to go with it..
Sounds like it would be an interesting read..smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, SAVO. Clearly someone is already laughing. grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jul 2012, 01:28
It sounds very, umh, Michael Palin, Ginnie...and that's not a bad thing!
Ginnie Hart: OK, so I had to Google Michael Palin! I'll take your word for it, Ray. smile Thanks.
  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 25 Jul 2012, 01:42
You know, I like just about everything about this picture! smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Geoff! Thank you.
  • Emily
  • Germany
  • 25 Jul 2012, 01:45
What an interesting photo. Great use of the rule of thirds, Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Emily. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2012, 04:03
cool ad, it sure looks interesting.. nice catch! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. It definitely caught my eye. smile
The add looks fairly good since it has been there since 1857 Ginnie!!!... i like the bicyclegrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. I love these signs on walls all over the Netherlands. They'd make a good collection, now that I think about it. smile
I noticed Emily's comment about the rule of thirds. I just came across that rule a few months ago, and realized that I've tended to follow it naturally. This is a beautiful example.

Is the book a Dutch classic? It surely must be - don't usually see such ads in this country for books written so many years ago.
Ginnie Hart: That rule of thirds comes naturally after awhile, Linda, for sure. I guess it just makes visual sense?! But as to the Dutch book being a classic, I have no clue. Because it's about Kampen, the town where we saw it, it makes sense they'd be singing its praise. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jul 2012, 04:49
smile Great shot, love the bike next to it.
Great composition.
Kamper Uien, is a local thing, I never heard about it.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. It makes sense that it's a local thing...like our cheese-ball sign in Gorinchem. Signs like this are special because you always learn something new. smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2012, 04:54
Nicely done, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kay.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2012, 04:54
Astrid, I love your pic as well!
Ginnie Hart: I'll let Astrid know, Kay. You do know you can send her a card, don't you, from her own page?
Some thing "extra" about this "ordinary" scene! smile
Ginnie Hart: Some things just catch the eye, Elizabeth, right? smile Thanks.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Jul 2012, 06:54
I continue to learn from you, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Lisl. Likewise!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Jul 2012, 07:12
Any man who wears a silly hat and eats onions is a friend of mine Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! Astrid will get a kick out of that, Chris. grin
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 25 Jul 2012, 07:20
woah i want that bike! is it yours? oh and i want some silly stories tooooo smile nice shot, sister!
Ginnie Hart: No, the bike iosn't mine, Elaine, and I really have no idea about the stories...but looking at the man makes me laugh regardless. grin Thanks.
He looks a bit like Chriswink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! Good one, Bill. grin
Nice composition Ginnie and interesting explains
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
Fantastic photograph, a fantastic idea. I am greeting
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zielona. Dziękujemy.
A fine minimalist composition Ginnie, really like the balance of forms and colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fred. This was fun for me. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2012, 09:22
Timeless!! And then - I love how you've included the bike in the frame. Nice balance!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. I'm glad the bike was there! smile
Love the old folk stories, nice graphic also.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, John. Thanks.
The sketch shows a funny character. Good find.
Ginnie Hart: Someone is already laughing, Mary, so that must be a good sign. smile Thanks.
Must be a jailer with that key around his neck smile
Ginnie Hart: Laughing his head off, too?! smile
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jul 2012, 11:09
A wonderful shot Ginnie with great composition.Have a wonderful day !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Laurette.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jul 2012, 11:17
Scandinavian simplicity - well done.
In the end you will be laughing, with the tears running down the cheeks - as if you are peeling onions.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good one about the onions, Louis. I hadn't thought of that. smile Thanks.
Silly stories are for me! I love this shot, with the bright yellow poster dominating the frame. Fun post Ginnie :^)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Doug. It was fun for me, too. smile
I relate the Kamper key with the Kamper bicycle, and go straight to my comment about Kosuth in Trimland today. Same concept to a great effect, Ginnie. Also like typographies in this Kampenaar.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Juan Carlos. grin Gracias.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2012, 19:20
I like the simplicity of this. The back of the bike adds a lot to the image.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alan. I'm glad I made the decision to NOT clone the bike out! smile
Great poster and complete with the archetypal Dutch bike.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian, and exactly. smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 25 Jul 2012, 21:04
Superb composition with an excellent framing. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 25 Jul 2012, 21:56
I like the compo, the lines with the poster... good eye
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar. Muchas gracias.
A wonderful timeless image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Merci.
Interesting photo.GOOD Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. This one was fun for me. smile
That is a terrific poster.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Michael. Thank you.
Wonderfully composed with that cycle Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Pavan.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jul 2012, 10:21
very grand advertisement Ginnue love the inclusion of the bike.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter. There's almost no place in the Netherlands where you can get a picture without a bike! smile
great composition. i like the bike. a greeting
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pedro, for stopping by and commenting here. Gracias.
  • george
  • Germany
  • 26 Jul 2012, 15:28
Wonderfully subdued background colours with the splash of yellow. It all works so well in a fine composition .
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, George. Thanks.
The ad is simple and direct. I like it smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad to hear it, Charles. smile Thanks.
cette pochette au vélo et cette affiche me font penser à la bicyclette bleue,un roman et un film connu en France pendant la grande guerrev
Ginnie Hart: WOW. Sounds like a good connection, l'Angevine.
excellent composition. i like that the brick lines are so horizontal and parallel to the edges of the image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush. To be honest, this is one of my favorite images. smile

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