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It's Monday

 

Get back to work, Folks!

Thorn, NL

 

It's Monday

 

Get back to work, Folks!

Thorn, NL

 

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I love this...especially coming from someone who doesn't work, lol! Love that about US!
Ginnie Hart: I live with someone who DOES work, but not on Mondays anymore. HA! But I still remember Mondays for everyone else. grin
a classic shot, especially with all the lines on the street and the walls
Ginnie Hart: The environment here is so Dutch, Ayush, except that I don't often see gentlemen this old walking a wheelbarrow!
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 17 Feb 2014, 04:43
This just makes me want to see more, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I know, Lisl. Thorn is called "The White Village" in the Netherlands. We loved visiting it.
http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2014/01/thorn-nl-white-village.html
  • Focales
  • France
  • 17 Feb 2014, 05:35
Une photo émouvante. La brouette porte peut-être aussi les années de cet homme qui marche...
Ginnie Hart: Thnak you, Marie. It wouldn't suprise me if the wheelbarrow is indeed as old as he is. I have the feeling the two are inseparable!
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 17 Feb 2014, 05:41
"Corners like its running on rails..."

Great stuff, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling he's a pro, Ray. Thanks.
That monday feeling :-( .......great shot
Ginnie Hart: Even though retired, you still remember, Shane. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Feb 2014, 06:46
I like how the path take him around the cornier so we don't know if it work he is going to
Ginnie Hart: That's a good one, Adrian. You do have a point...though it does look like he's done it a few times!
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 17 Feb 2014, 06:46
Monday, return to work sad
Ginnie Hart: The fate of most people everywhere, Oscar! (sigh)
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Feb 2014, 06:49
Absolute fabulous picture, you were quick on your feet to capture this one.
Mondays, isn't that the most perfect day to NOT work.... Tomorrow I will get back to work grin...
I still pinch myself wink
Ginnie Hart: Even though you and I don't go to work on Mondays, I still remember what the day is for most people in the world. It makes it that much more special for us. smile Bedankt, MLMA.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2014, 07:14
This man has a barrow-full of things and he is going to tip it over there with the other stuff. A nice atmospheric shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. I was surprised to see this elderly man doing "hard labor," but then maybe that's what keeps him alive?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2014, 07:24
a nice observation - hard work - how lucky we retired folks can be! I would like to visit one day the "White Village".
Ginnie Hart: I was surprised to see this elderly man doing this hard work, Philine, but then thought that maybe it's what keeps him alive. This village is only 123 km from us, and would be a fun trip to take the next time you visit us. And if Mechtild comes with you, you'd both love the Abbey there!
http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2014/01/thorn-nl-white-village.html
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2014, 07:27
Good morning Ginnie. I look at your great b/w, read the title and think by myself it's time for a lazy monday! smile
Have a nice day too!
Ginnie Hart: Astrid and I are both lucky not to have to go to work on Monday, HF, but we remember all the rest of you who do. Maybe you're free, too? smile
Said with the enthusiasm of the retired Ginnie grin
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. Very true, Bill! grin And now that Astrid is free on Mondays, she smiles, too.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 17 Feb 2014, 08:06
Jolie scène
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 17 Feb 2014, 09:30
Is he going to shore up the dams Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. Good one, Chad! grin
Lovely composition and textures, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Martin.
  • carreksmum
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2014, 09:47
All those different textures and patterns show up so well in b&w, Ginnie. Would love to know what is around the corner.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pauline. This is The White Village in the Netherlands...so around the corner is more white brick. smile
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 17 Feb 2014, 09:48
I feel like this picture. You have my Monday feeling pegged.
Ginnie Hart: Well, then, Mary....! smile Thank you.
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 17 Feb 2014, 09:51
Yes, I'm free too, Ginnie, and I enjoy it every day! smile
Ginnie Hart: I dare say you deserve it, too, HF. I know I do. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2014, 10:46
oooohhh.. do I have to? Looks to be a lovely place; very olde worlde.
Ginnie Hart: You day is coming, Alan...soon, I hope. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Feb 2014, 10:52
This looks very yesteryear. Old man with a barrow.
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely a yesteryear feel, Louis. I found myself staring at him.
Most of us are retired (happily)! I never know what day of the week it is - so it's Monday?
Ginnie Hart: I'm retired, Tom, but Astrid isn't. However, as of this past November, she now has Mondays off...and that feels great for both of us! smile
A superb photo Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Roland.
oh yeah... Hope he had a nice rest over the weekend.. nicely take Ginnie..
Ginnie Hart: We saw him on a Saturday back in November, Ronky, but maybe that was his day of "rest?" smile Thanks.
A charming timeless capture, you didn't offer to give him a hand then.
Ginnie Hart: Timeless, indeed, Martin. I'm afraid I wasn't quick enough on the draw to offer a hand. smile
Wonderful. He intends to keep going by the look of him
Ginnie Hart: He will probably die doing what he loves, Janet!
This looks so familiar!
Oh yea, seen pictures like this on BBC!

People pushing wheelbarrows
loaded with sandbags.

You're not gonna believe this.
Those flood water discharge pipes were actually imported from Holland. He he... Nobody does this better than the Dutch. wink
Ginnie Hart: As I always say, LC, just leave it to the Dutch! grin Indeed.
I love this, it looks so rural, reminds me of when I grew up in a small country town. Glad to read that Astrid is home on Mondays, a winding down period before retirement I hope.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid started winding down to 4 days of work/week on November 1, Brian, and we're still pinching ourselves!!!
I dropped Elizabeth off, ( not in a wheelbarrow) one of us is enough. smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwwwww. What a man, Frank. I know you can hardly wait for her to be done with her day's work. Say HI to her from us both. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 17 Feb 2014, 18:40
in the immortal words of johnny slash 'i never know what day it is' smile and work, i understand the concept, but not how it applies to me smile lovely picture tho, i haven't seen a wheelbarrow since i don't know when, and nice sepia treatment!
Ginnie Hart: As long as somebody knows, Elaine, that's all that matters, right?! Thanks.
A wonderful timeless image Ginnie! Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
  • Pat
  • France
  • 17 Feb 2014, 19:26
Superb shot of this old man out of his garden! beautiful evening
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Pat. He sure caught my eye that day!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2014, 23:05
I know that feeling ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think we all do...or did, Cherry. smile
i love your treatment of this image Ginnie... it is timeless....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter.
Excellent Ginnie!
Love this image, and it's great in black & white.
Hi Ho Hi Ho
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. And I do know this is a time you wish you were NOT going to work!!! (sigh)
Being retired, every day is a work day smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! And I know they say we're less organized when we're retired, which is probably true...but who cares, right?! smile
This is a winner in my books, Ginnie. Reminds me so much of my paternal grandfather who did hard labour for the city until he was well into his 80's. He worked with a wheelbarrow much like this one. He wanted to stay productive as long as possible and as fate allowed, he died on the job.

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