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It's Monday

 

In case you need a Flying Dutchman to get you going....here it is!

(from the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, NL)

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

In case you need a Flying Dutchman to get you going....here it is!

(from the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, NL)

 

 

 

comments (33)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Sep 2014, 00:22
This could revolutionise city commuting, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: No doubt about it, Ray. A larger version for two could do wonders. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Sep 2014, 04:39
As a kid, in my hands this became a race monster. A great toy for people with too much energy grin..
I tried to show a YouTube but too bad no one uploaded one.
The puddles of water make the picture. Love the B&W.
Ginnie Hart: I know you were faster than the wind and no boy could keep up with you. HA! I wish I had been there to see it. grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Sep 2014, 05:33
Oh, I recall this kind of vehicle - oh, how old I might be!
Ginnie Hart: It's fun to remember, Philine, isn't it! smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Sep 2014, 05:51
What do you call this, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: It really IS called a "flying Dutchman," Lisl. Seriously. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Sep 2014, 06:19
This must be the latest model of a Dutch car then
Ginnie Hart: Just think of how "sustainable" it is, Chris!!! smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 29 Sep 2014, 06:41
Chouette N&B
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
What a machine! You would be the envy of the other kids with this!
Ginnie Hart: Astrid was, Bill, in her day. She could fly faster than the wind, she says...like a maniac! You can see it, right? grin
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 29 Sep 2014, 08:27
Crikey, what a hoot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't we all love to see Astrid on one today, Chad! grin
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 29 Sep 2014, 09:04
i TOTALLY need that lol i didn't know i did, but now i do smile love the pic, reminds me of something, not sure what
Ginnie Hart: Astrid says she could make it fly like the wind! That would be fun. smile Thanks.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 29 Sep 2014, 09:19
To give kids an understanding of technology and making skills ... and relating the outcomes to aspects of social history I had them making models of similar vehicles in the classroom. They were tested on ramps and by other means and results collected . Thus science , maths statistics, art work problem solving etc were all used in a cross-currricular activity ... They loved all aspects and learnt about working as a small team with delegated powers etc ...I could go on .
Ginnie Hart: I bet those kids loved learning from you, Richrad. Astrid was not very fond of school, to be honest (in contrast to me, I might add), but I know she would have totally loved your class, based on what you have just described. smile
  • Focales
  • France
  • 29 Sep 2014, 10:58
I knew this kind of toy when I was a child... souvenirs souvenirs... The black and the white is a good idea for this subject
Ginnie Hart: Lots of happy memories are conjured up when seeing such a toy, Marie. smile
Do you push this with your feet? I would love to see someone using one.
Ginnie Hart: No, Mary, you push and pull the handlebar back-n-forth to propel the cart forward. Astrid says she could really make it fly!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Sep 2014, 12:57
Looks like a train engine that lost it's boiler. All the woodwork stuff that you are showing indicates that you may be influenced by MLMA - just maybe smile
Ginnie Hart: It just so happens, Louis, that MLMA and I both love wood (remember, she grew up wanting to be a cabinet maker) and I grew up around a father who loved odd-job carpentry projects (as a preacher). My favorite wood has always been oak, and so was his! So, there you have it. smile
very well positioned. i love it, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Alan
  • Durango, Colorado
  • 29 Sep 2014, 13:42
Now this looks like loads of fun smile I'd love one of those. As kids, we only had gravity-propelled machines!
Ginnie Hart: It sure made good use of the arm muscles, Alan. HA!
I have never seen such a machine Ginnie! Great capture.
Ginnie Hart: It's a fun one, Richard, especially when you see it in action. smile
  • Olivier
  • Europe
  • 29 Sep 2014, 14:24
Very nice this B&W!!
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Olivier.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Sep 2014, 15:26
Looks fun to ride!
Ginnie Hart: Once you get yourself coordinated, it's a blast, Anne. smile
  • sabrina
  • France
  • 29 Sep 2014, 19:02
Les jouets d'antan... Bien loin de ceux d'aujourd'hui.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you wish they could bring them all back to us!
I had no idea it was called a Flying Dutchman, but I vaguely remember seeing one or two when I was very, very young! Great fun and home made of course.
Ginnie Hart: We usually think of a ghost ship when we see Flying Dutchman, but apparently the name gets lovingly passed on to other things, like this toy, according to Astrid. It does seem appropriate. smile Thanks, Suzanne.
I was going to say I bet this was great fun going down a steep hill but they don't have them in Hollandland do they smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good one, Brian. They are very efficiently propelled with elbow grease, apparently, and need no hills. smile
A lovely shot, Ginnie, but it makes me feel a little sad for some reason.
Ginnie Hart: Most interesting, Pauline. I wonder if it brings back a yearning for "something" for many of us?
A somewhat basic mode of transport!
Ginnie Hart: Back in its day, I'm sure, Tom. smile
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2014, 02:20
Great image, Ginnie -- -- have to agree the puddle of water adds to the appeal.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jennie. That day it was on-again, off-again rain. Quite nice for the atmosphere of the place, to be honest. smile
i remember your picture of the Flying Dutchman in the museum...
it's looks much better outside with the puddles beside it...
did Astrid have ago go at itgrin

....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Astrid didn't have a go at it this time, Peter, but her co-worker friend did try out another one. I was too busy taking the pics. smile
That is very cool. You find the best stuff.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Michael. I LOVE this country and you can tell. smile
This is great processing for this subject, Ginnie! It all looks very vintage!

Not a typical Monday for me!!! Frank and I started out day having breakfast with Mr. Alan Rolfe in Durango Colorado!!! Having SUCH fun!
Ginnie Hart: I know you've been having a blast, Elizabeth. How fun that you got to meet up with Alan. That must have felt weird for him and Frank. HA!
excellente prise!! amitiƩs
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, JP.
Beautiful Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you! It's good to see you again, Ronky.
Amazing machine! Great photo!
Have a nice day!
Photographer Gil Zetbase
http://www.gilzetbase.com/
Ginnie Hart: Kids really knew how to have fun back then, Gil! smile
you always capture some interesting and different stuff smile
Ginnie Hart: It's all around me everywhere I go, Joshi. smile. Thank you.
I had heard the phrase "The Flying Dutchman" many times, Ginnie, but had no idea it looked like this. I'm visualizing Astrid riding this and flying through the air. Such fun!
Ginnie Hart: Well, it usually refers to that ghost ship, Beverly, but it's been tagged onto other things like this. It's fun, isn't it! smile
OH! This reminds me so much of some of the adorable little toys that kids used to have. Now they're all that plastic shit! Wonderful b&w!
Ginnie Hart: You nailed it, Robin. Of our precious resources, wood and oil (for plastic?), I wonder which is the more sustainable...right???

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