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Just Hanging Out

 

...for a mid-week break!

As seen this past Saturday in nearby Nieuwpoort, Netherlands.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING tomorrow to all my American friends.



Just Hanging Out

 

...for a mid-week break!

As seen this past Saturday in nearby Nieuwpoort, Netherlands.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING tomorrow to all my American friends.



comments (35)

Have a good thanksgiving. Looks like the Christmas decorations are out already in this image.
Ginnie Hart: This is the same place as my last image, Michael, just looking the other way. And yes, the understated decorations are up! smile

My Thanksgiving day here in the Netherlands will be just like every other day, since they don't celebrate it here. Boo Hoo.
I love how casual the boy in the sculpture looks! Great photo Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Being casual or "cool" must be what it's all about, Elizabeth. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Nov 2012, 06:59
Very nice & appropriate Ginnie. Does this commemorate something or is it simply a piece of art I wonder?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris, and good question. The next time we go there I will read the bronze plate nearby! Astrid and I couldn't find anything about it on the internet. Hmmmm.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 Nov 2012, 07:12
very cool sculpture, not about some general and some war, just about rollin' with da homies lol love it
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling you nailed it, Elaine. grin Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Nov 2012, 07:27
A wonderful pose, and a wonderful title. In a few days I have time to hang out with you and have some Belgium chocolates grin......
Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: We'll really hang out...in Antwerp! I can hardly wait. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Nov 2012, 07:32
I see you had to get off your bicycle to take this one, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Lisl! grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2012, 07:53
It must be a nice little Dutch town- and I like the boy - is he called Maarten or Pim or Joost, ik hou van de Nederlandse namen voor jongens en meisjes? Hoe zallen jullie morgen vieren Thanksgiving in Nederland?
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. Next time we're there I'll read the bronze plate that's neaby! Astrid and I can't find who he is on the internet. I hope he has a delightful name, as you've suggested.

As you know, the Dutch don't celebrate Thanksgiving, so we're not doing anything special tomorrow. However, on Black Friday we're driving to Antwerp for a 2-day visit to that city. Really looking forward to it!
Have a good day tomorrow. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bill, but since the Dutch don't celebrate Thanksgiving, we're not doing anything special. But I'm thinking about my family back in America eating all that good food and watching football! smile
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 21 Nov 2012, 08:10
A wonderful capture Ginnie and I love the casual pose of the sculpture...just hanging about !
Beautifully seen and captured. Wishing you and Astrid a great mid week break.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Laurette. It's hard to believe November is on its last leg!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Nov 2012, 08:44
How good is that wonderful
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Nice bit of public art.
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Tom, isn't it. And it's in such a small town nearby.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 21 Nov 2012, 09:16
Is this the monument to the unknown loafer Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Chad. You're good. grin
I love seeing public art in a place like this - so unassuming and looking like it belongs there.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary, and exa.ctly. So nonchalant! smile
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2012, 09:41
A fabulous statue Ginnie, such attitude!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sally. So nonchalant, right? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Nov 2012, 09:47
The lad's learning, Ginnie...hands in pockets so no-one suggests he puts his fingers in the holes in the dyke.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, Ray. Did I ever tell you Astrid never heard that story till she went to America when she was 21! It's not a Dutch story, in other words. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Nov 2012, 09:54
Uh, oh! A boy on the bridge!

You know what the dutch use these canals for, among others grin

I knew the low hanging stars will have nice reflections on the water.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Only you would put our two posts together today, Louis. grin Thanks for the smile.
That sculpture is lovely and very real looking. I also like the "understated" decorations.

Happy Thanksgiving. Cook a special meal for Astrid to celebrate in your own way.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sheila. It's such a quaint little town full of charm around every corner.

Astrid and I won't do anything special tomorrow, sadly, but we'll drive to Antwerp on Friday for a 2-day holiday to make up for it!
Nice shot of the location Ginnie, with the figure overlooking it all
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Janet.
Your bike, or his? grin Great shot Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing it's his, Martin. grin
So this is more or less in front of Mondays picture looking back then Ginnie, nice little sculpture on the bridge.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian, indeed! There's always more than one way of looking at something, isn't there! smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2012, 14:24
Happy Thanksgiving.
An interesting statue
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Anne.
Hmm... hands in pockets! definitely a layabout
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Richard. smile
  • Petra
  • Czech Republic
  • 21 Nov 2012, 16:01
I love this kind of statues, Ginnie, being part of everyday life. Every time we go to visit my husband's mother, we are going by a hill on whose slope a metal statue stands. A statue of a man having a child sitting on his shoulder and both waving to passing cars. I'm always happy not to miss it! smile
Ginnie Hart: That would be a beautiful statue to see, Petra...as you're flying by in the car. How delightful! Thanks for sharing.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 21 Nov 2012, 17:40
Bonsoir Ginnie. Superb photo with nice texture and beautiful colors. Great work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
Is this the Nieuwpoort of the "slag bij Nieuwpoort"?
This is a fine statue; the boy looks like he is going to jump onto his bike and race away.
Ginnie Hart: No, Wim, that's the Belgium Nieuwpoort, the "sister" of this Dutch Nieuwpoort which is nearby Gorinchem. I do like that very nonchalant statue. Fun.
Ready to jump on the bike and have a ride! Fine capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly. All Dutch people have a bike!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Are you cooking the turkey for Astrid tomorrow?
Don't forget to baste it. ;o)
Ginnie Hart: No turket for us today, LC. I don't think the Dutch raise turkeys. HA! Besides, our microwave-sized oven would barely hold a small one! We'll just go to Antwerp tomorrow and act like there's no holiday today anywhere in the world. smile
The history of this place reinforces that it's a fascinating place to visit Ginnie, as suggested by your picture!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Fred. It's a small, charming town. Thanks.
That is what i call a wonderful sculpture Ginnie... it looks just like the boy is just wandering along the canal....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. Just very nonchalant, you know...like you have to be at that age. grin
Very nice. I love all that green moss.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. As you probably know by now, it's often very wet in the Netherlands! smile
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 22 Nov 2012, 08:16
Coool! Have been to Holland last weekend and will be there next weekend toosmile
♥♥♥
Ginnie Hart: Wow. We're passing ships in the night, Luiza. We will be in Antwerp this weekend and in Cologne next weekend for the Christmas market. We're so close!
  • jpla
  • anjou
  • 22 Nov 2012, 10:30
Elle pose et récupèrera son vélo ensuite ... Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, JP. Just for me! smile Merci.
A beautiful view, with, oddly enough, a bike in it. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! That ubiquitous Dutch bike. It's everywhere, Larry. smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 22 Nov 2012, 19:40
nice scene captured here, it feels so laidback.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. Laidback is what we all need to be a little more of these days! smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 23 Nov 2012, 20:54
I love the mossy coating on the bricks, it adds a real patina of age.

Maybe the young guy is just relaxing his finger!It's hard work keeping the North Sea out!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, George, and LOL. Did you know that Astrid never heard that story till she was in America at age 21. In other words, it's not a Dutch story. HA!

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