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Dutch Wellies

 

Someone once asked if there were such a thing?  YUP, apparently!

(at the Biesbosch Museum in Werkendam, NL)

 

 

 

 

Dutch Wellies

 

Someone once asked if there were such a thing?  YUP, apparently!

(at the Biesbosch Museum in Werkendam, NL)

 

 

 

 

comments (31)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jun 2014, 01:08
Well worn-in, too, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It's a very swampy, boggy area there, Ray, so I can well imagine them being put to good use!
I wonder if there were two laborers wandering around with no shoes on...
Ginnie Hart: I wasn't fast enough on my feet to even think to look, Larry! grin
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 4 Jun 2014, 02:38
Interesting exhibit at a museum
Ginnie Hart: Well, it's a very swampy, boggy area there, Hollie, and the museum is all about its past.
Wow! I've never seen boots like those! Well presented Miss Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: They were new to me, too, Elizabeth! That entire area is swampy, and since the museum is about the nature preserve there, it makes sense they had to figure out how to adapt.
They make a great still life. Excellent shot, Ginnne.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Michael.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Jun 2014, 04:36
Great presentation of these 'klomplaarzen'. They are well needed in the knee-deep water, the workers worked in.
Wonderful shot!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMA. After I saw what you called them in Dutch, I Googled and was very surprised by what I saw:
https://www.google.nl/search?q=klomplaarzen&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=TqyOU7T1J6OP7AbnoIHoCQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1680&bih=874
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 4 Jun 2014, 05:16
How cool is that find Ginnie... and you framed them very well... i don't own Willies'... i have a pair of Bogs that are good to -40C ....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: The thing is, Peter, someone had just added me a few days earlier if there were such a thing, so I was delighted to see these in the museum. The day I see someone wearing something similar in real life will be THE day!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 4 Jun 2014, 06:38
The pair on the left look as if they are based on clogs with leather over. Good to learn something new Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You spotted the correct pair, Chad. Now you can go to the head of the line. smile
Very interesting Ginne, so different from our traditional wellies.
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to the Dutch, Scotia. smile
  • Philine
  • United States
  • 4 Jun 2014, 07:22
OMG! These wellies might tell some stories!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Philine. grin
The left hand ones look like they are built for serious mud!
Ginnie Hart: Mud or water, Bill! I 'spect both. smile
Excellent ! Those of right are maybe the boots of D' Artagnan ???
Ginnie Hart: Maybe so, Marie. smile Merci.
The big guy looks like he just wants to sit down.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure you're right, Michael. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jun 2014, 08:09
Cloggington boots..
Ginnie Hart: Chuggin' right along, Chris. smile
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 4 Jun 2014, 08:49
They have seen quiet a lot!
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, HF.
elle me botte (me vont bien ) bien ,bises
Ginnie Hart: I wouldn't mind a pair for myself, Keyouest. smile
I suppose wood helps walking on water smile
Ginnie Hart: I suppose, John. I'm still trying to figure it all out. grin
The boots on the right look like they would enjoy some wet weather to plump up it's leather. I like the well worn look to these. Good subject and shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. I think either pair would be worth a try. smile
Am I correct in thinking the left hand pair have wooden shoe parts?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian. That's what makes them Dutch wellies. grin
  • Shane
  • England
  • 4 Jun 2014, 16:02
We'll worn pairs of boots...are the black ones clog boots ??
Ginnie Hart: Yes, and Yes, Syhane. The black ones are the Dutch wellies. smile
lovely still life Ginnnie! large feet though!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ronky. Big enough to get the job done, I guess. smile
What was the subject of the exhibition?
Ginnie Hart: The Biesbosch is a swampland water preserve, Will, so everything in the museum has to do with the way of life in that area in days past. You can see more about it here:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2014/05/the-biesbosch-museum-in-werkendam-nl.html
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jun 2014, 17:42
Hhaahah!! Looks like they are passed their best, though wink
Ginnie Hart: Definitely past their prime, Alan. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jun 2014, 18:04
As worn by the laughing cavalier by the look of them!
Ginnie Hart: I bet he laughed a lot, Mike. grin
Excellent Ginnie! They've had an intensive life...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. I'm sure of it!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jun 2014, 19:27
They look well used, the pair on the left look particularly sturdy
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch wellies on the left were built to last, Anne. Leave it to the Dutch, as I always say. smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 4 Jun 2014, 19:42
I see a recent theme in your posts, Ginnie ... shoes! It looks like these boots have gone through quite a lot ... are the toes made of wood? The shoe on the right looks to be pretty hardy. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I do like wooden shoes, Emily. And yes, the ones on the left are wooden shoes...transformed into wellies. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Jun 2014, 19:43
You and your footwear, Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: And I don't even have a shoe fetish, Lisl. grin
  • Ptck
  • France
  • 4 Jun 2014, 22:03
They lived above those
Ginnie Hart: They definitely look well-worn, Pat! smile
Welcome back, G!
Did you enjoy our early "summer"? wink
Can't wait to see your holiday photos.
Ginnie Hart: Little by little they're all trickling in, LC. My other blog (In Soul) is where you can keep up with what happened on the trip. Still working hard to stay on top of it all!
http://ginniehart.blogspot.nl/
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jun 2014, 23:08
They don't look a bit like my black wellies with sparkles ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HA! They've come a long way since then, Cherry. grin

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