Hart & Soul

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It's Monday

 

Back to the salt mines yet?

(at the Grote Markt/Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium)

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

Back to the salt mines yet?

(at the Grote Markt/Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium)

 

 

 

comments (26)

I've got 12 hours... smile
Love this, Ginnie - you're so good and finding interesting little things, and presenting them so well!
Ginnie Hart: I suppose most people started back to work this new year last week, Elizabeth. But just in case not, surely today? Get your rest while you can! Thank you for your kind words.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jan 2017, 02:51
A Wheelwright's work is complex, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure so, Ray. I hope he doesn't smash his thumb!
A nice detail, well seen, Ginnie. Not for a long while! smile Still wondering how I managed that...smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frank. Many of us are lucky in that regard but live with spouses who do still work, so we empathize, right!
And beneath the heel of a pompous noble. How appropriate.
Ginnie Hart: Good eye, Michael. It's true!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Jan 2017, 06:29
A medieval wheelwright?
Ginnie Hart: I guess so, Chris, since you're the second one to mention it. I wasn't familiar with the term but now I am! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jan 2017, 06:33
Or inventing the wheel again?? I love these details. It is for sure they took time to 'finish' the building job. Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: 'Wheelwright' is a new term for me, so I just got my education. But reinventing the wheel sounds good, too. smile Thanks you.
This chap has that Monday morning feeling by the look of him Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Chad. It happens to the best of us...when not yet retired?!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 9 Jan 2017, 07:27
From wiki: A wheelwright is a person who builds or repairs wooden wheels. The word is the combination of "wheel" and the archaic word "wright", which comes from the Old English word "wryhta", meaning a worker or maker. This occupational name eventually became the English surname Wheelwright.
Ginnie Hart: Your English words like this are wonderful, Lisl, but often don't make it over the Big Pond to America. Well, let's just say I don't remember it, so it's obviously not a common word for some of us (the other English speakers, ha).
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jan 2017, 07:43
He does not look too happy at the thought, I have to say. Mind you, only having half a wheel can't help. It a fine carving.
Ginnie Hart: This may be a case in which half a wheel is NOT better than no wheel at all, Alan?!
I think he is suffering the effects of too many sprouts with his Sunday lunch Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! How can you ever possibly have too many sprouts with Sunday lunch, Bill????? smile
Grote, reminds me of the word 'grotto'... we had a church called 'the grotto' that we used to go and hang out around at night, because there was a legend that if you ran around it 3 times at midnight you would disappear lol nobody would do it, no matter how taunted they got smile nice shot btw!!
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Elaine. What a great story. Grote in this sense, of course, is "big," which the main square in most European cities is. This particular one is quite famous! Thanks.
Magnifique ...je suis une grande fan
Bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. These details are always so fun to see and pay attention to.
You can mend anything with a big 'ammer'.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure you're right, Martin. smile
Magnificent details. I love old architectures
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. I so agree with you!
I have to unbury the car in a while and head out there in very cold temps -16. Your fellow is in a warmer climate.
Ginnie Hart: You are definitely much colder there than this fella and us here in the Netherlands, Mary. It's hovering around 40 F right now!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jan 2017, 11:18
This may be the area where some trade houses were built. Something like a union head office. This wheelwright is a great sculpture.
Ginnie Hart: You're quite right about your observation, Louis. See how smart you are!!! Thank you.
That's a fine little sculpture, as usual your ever seeing eye picked up on it. I could never imagine going back to the salt mines, indeed I wonder how I ever done it after nearly 13 years of retirement.
Ginnie Hart: Retirement gets better year after year, Brian, doesn't it. I can hardly wait till Astrid enjoys it, too!
Jolis détails pour ce personnage.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Martine. The craftsman knew what he was doing.
  • Anne
  • France
  • 9 Jan 2017, 12:36
Nice shot. Interesting details.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Anne. I love stuff like this. smile
Great artwork... I am blessed--I work at home, hence no salt mines... smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry, and yes, you are blessed, indeed. I, too, work from home. smile
beau détails!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
Is this the fat version of Saint Catherine of the Wheel? wink
Ginnie Hart: Now then, LC. Are you digressing????
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jan 2017, 00:50
Lovely photo smile

Unfortunately I was in the salt mines today!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. I had a feeling someone would be there!
That is a super piece of artistry. The question is, is he repairing or destroying.
Ginnie Hart: They don't make things like this anymore, Michael, do they! (sigh) Good question but I assume the former, since this was in the area of the guild houses.
he looks like a stoic but vigorous character, Ginnie. excellent shot, and yes, another cycle begins.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. Let's hope you're off to a smashing-good year, then.
Perfect for Monday!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Robin. I thought so, too. smile

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