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Who-Who?

 

You, of course.  That's Who.

(in the bridge wall at the River Ems in Telgte, Germany)

 

 

 

 

Who-Who?

 

You, of course.  That's Who.

(in the bridge wall at the River Ems in Telgte, Germany)

 

 

 

 

comments (34)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Mar 2014, 00:33
Your eye for detail continues to yield wonderful mini-treasures, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Ray. This little fella was certainly a treasure to see.
I love the color you've brought out on this - and the evidence that the rule of thirds doesn't always apply!
Ginnie Hart: This is a stone wall that comes up to about chest high, Elizabeth, close to the river...and thus the mildew/algae during rainy weather. This is exactly what it looked like. Thank you. I guess in this case the rule was meant to be broken? smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Mar 2014, 05:55
Somebody had eye for detail and I wonder what the story is with the owl and the bridge.
Great shot and the green algae add to it.
Ginnie Hart: I looked hard to find something on the internet about this owl. I actually saw something before but couldn't find it again, but I know it's one of Telgte's famous sculptures. Bedankt, MLMA.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Mar 2014, 07:36
A sign of wisdom, or so they say Ginnie..
Ginnie Hart: Same thing I've heard, Chris. Must be right. smile
He looks as if he has the cares of the world on his shoulders Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: And his expression tells me he doesn't have a clue what to do!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Mar 2014, 07:49
Oh, I remember- and I wished this bird of wisdom knew a solution of some of our man-made problems in our world!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Philine. Yes, indeed.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 31 Mar 2014, 08:46
that looks like a buddha vulture ready to pounce on you and make you detach from his supper haha.... so ginnie? got anymore fun stuff for me to read? smile
Ginnie Hart: He's actually a little cutie-pie, Elaine, isn't he! smile (Nothing more yet...I think I've already given you enough!)
He's lovely, Ginnie. Looking wisely down on everyone.

I heard that the artist Hieronymus Bosch always put an owl in one of the corners of his paintings but as a sign of darker forces.
Ginnie Hart: Very interesting, Pauline. Hmmmm. I never thought of "darker forces" with owls, so that makes me wonder. He looks too cute to be anything but light! smile
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 31 Mar 2014, 08:58
Looks like a crossbreed of Buddha and owl ;-)
Lovely shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, HF. How cute.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 31 Mar 2014, 09:22
Jolie trouvaille
JP
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, JP. He's a little cutie-pie. smile
A great little character Ginnie, a very nice find! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. He looked cute enough to start us off this Monday. smile
It wasn't me, no way it was me!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I believe you, Mary.
Lovely shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 31 Mar 2014, 11:47
I know how he feels Ginnie, his wife is in a shop and promised that she won't be long.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. Good one, Chad. grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 31 Mar 2014, 12:21
Sure is a chubby owl
Ginnie Hart: Lots of water ions to keep it plump, Adrian. grin
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Mar 2014, 12:26
Love it! What a good idea by someone.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you wonder who thinks these things up, Alan! smile
Ginnie... this made me smile! lovely!
Ginnie Hart: Great, Ronky. Anything for a smile. smile
Ha ha...
Owl, you got me!
I thought that was the Laughing Buddha.
Ginnie Hart: Let's call it the Laughing Owl Buddha, LC. Others have thought the same thing. smile
What a delightful thing to find nestled in a bridge wall, Ginnie. Hope he is well anchored there.
Love how you get a glimpse another vine-covered wall through the opening.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Beverly...that's the wall on the other side of the river, so good eye! I think this fella is one of the city's iconsic statues, truth be told, even though he's quite small. I love it. Thanks.
Who, me? Little old me? I feel honored...smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, YOU, Larry. smile
I really like this, especially the staining on the stonework. Re the composition I might include this one in my camera club evening in November because of the composition, and just for the hell of it smile
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Brian. You really humble me with this. I would be honored! Thank you.
The eyes move! Spooky smile A rather nice niche.
Ginnie Hart: What did you just drink, John??? grin Thanks.
It's a nice little grotto for the black owl Ginnie... good find....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. He's a little fella there but packs a nice punch. smile
Wow wow, what a great find Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. He's a little sweetie-pie.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Mar 2014, 19:21
So cute. I am very fond of owls, I have a cabinet full of them.
Ginnie Hart: Well,then, Cherry. This one's for you! smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Mar 2014, 20:16
Aww... Thank you smile
Ginnie Hart: You're welcome. smile
It wouldn't last long in this country, Ginnie - it would be stolen within a day of it being installed!
Ginnie Hart: That's a sad commentary on many places/people in this day and age, Tom. Sad, indeed.
Super cute, love the green algae on the stonework
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. It does have its curb appeal. smile
Reminds me of Bill.
Ginnie Hart: HA! And he'll just take it on the chin, won't he! smile
Very cute.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I thought so, too. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Apr 2014, 07:24
You sure it is not a Buddha icon?
Ginnie Hart: You know how some philosophies merge into each other, Louis? Yup. I thought so.
I find this smal owl very plump ! LOL ! Beautiful texture for the wall
Ginnie Hart: All the water ions from the river below keep it well-fed, Marie. smile Thank you. (And this was the natural texture of the wall, by the way!)
nice bird of the night
on my site : reconstitution of the Vendée uprising wagon at the Puy du Fou, Vendee France, kisses
Ginnie Hart: And it keeps watch during the day! Merci, Keyouest.
The mossy green shades give nice colour to the bricks.
Ginnie Hart: At first I had a negative response to all that algae, Jacquelyn, and wanted to clean it up. But then I saw its beauty! Thanks. smile

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