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How's THIS for a weathervane!
But what is she saying?  Astrid says, "She's surprised!"
(in other words, she doesn't have a clue!)
(addendum:  Wim says "euh" means she's at a loss for words!)

(seen in Utrecht, Holland, on March 14)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


euh


How's THIS for a weathervane!
But what is she saying?  Astrid says, "She's surprised!"
(in other words, she doesn't have a clue!)
(addendum:  Wim says "euh" means she's at a loss for words!)

(seen in Utrecht, Holland, on March 14)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (43)

  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Apr 2008, 00:04
You have shocked me Ginnie the lady of knowledge does not know. Wow that's a firstgringrin

What an unusual weathervane you have managed to find, but does that suprise me NO.

The mermaid is saying "I'm like a fish out of water way up here, how do I get down"
Wicked shot.
Ginnie Hart: I love shocking you, Tracy! I should do it more often. smile HA! I love it. Thanks.
Brilliant, a mermaid on a stick, well seen Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Someone sure got carried away, Les! smile Thanks.
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Apr 2008, 00:15
Now this I love ! Maybe she's crying for help or is it Rain at Last !! :d

J
Ginnie Hart: HA! Talk about a fish out of water! grin Thanks, Johnny.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Apr 2008, 02:53
Extreme and beautiful example of avante garde art, IMHO, Ginnie...well found, and beautifully documented.

I think she is saying "Brrrr...it's cold up here", or "Help! Someone stole my arms!". My mermaid language skills are a bit rusty.

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Could also be "My hovercraft is full of eels"...you could have Mr Cleese confirm that for you.
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Ginnie Hart: I'm quite sure you could come up with 100 stories for this one, Ray! I love it. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 9 Apr 2008, 04:44
She doesn't have arms either. Strange. The colors in this are superb.
Ginnie Hart: The more you look at her, Sherri, the more you see...or DON'T see. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 Apr 2008, 04:52
'She does not have a clue' tongue the words out of her mouth are, 'euh' that is translated...erm....erm...so that means, she does NOT have a clue tongue, and I don't know what was going on into the mind who made it.....I would guess, now she is so high up, she can look into the bedroom of the neighbours and he is just asking her....what can you see.....and she is answering...ermm...erm.....I would have given the same answer.......tongue nobody has to know wink
Ginnie Hart: HA!. It's hard to believe YOU wouldn't have a clue about anything, Astrid, but I think I could find a few more for you. How fun is THAT! grin I loved your take on this even though you didn't have a clue. Your cleverness gets you everywhere. smile
  • Ted
  • 9 Apr 2008, 05:13
Very cool, Ginnie! It pays to look around.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Ted! Thanks for stopping by again!
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 9 Apr 2008, 05:36
Amazing, fine sharpeness, i like your postprocessing.
Ginnie Hart: And you're a sweetheart, Klaus! Thanks.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 9 Apr 2008, 06:25
Good shot ask a old sailor they speak mermaid.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You have just made my day, Vintage!
quelle merveille!
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love it! Thanks, O-P.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Apr 2008, 07:10
A very cool, original weathervane indeed, an air-maid who now has to swim in the Hollandse wolkenluchten, I don't know what has happened with her, if it is a penance or a reward for her to sit down for ever on the top of this roof? In any case she has a wonderful view over the beautiful city (see former pics) and she could be surprised indeed, as Astrid has already said and translated, the greek "eu"- means "good, rich"..., I think it is her usual mermaid-language she is still speaking or she would try to say her first (mostly used) Dutch words "euheelleuklekkkermooi...!"
Ginnie Hart: HA! What a mind you have, dear Philine. You never cease to amaze me!!! smile

Tomorrow's post is just for YOU, my friend!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 9 Apr 2008, 07:37
it is an awesome piece of art.
Ginnie Hart: I think so, too, Kanyi. I've never seen anything like it anywhere. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 Apr 2008, 07:37
LOL at Philine, with the 'euheelleuklekkermooi....' we know what is says but we wont tell gringrin.....
Ginnie Hart: Uh-oh! But but...I want to know. Pretty please with sugar on top?? Ahhh, never mind...I think I just figured it out. See, you have been a good teacher after all!
That is the weirdest weathervane I have ever seensmile Great fun
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Bill. I feel so lucky to have seen it! smile Thanks.
Absolutely fascinating, Ginnie. What a great find.
Ginnie Hart: It's something I'm still astounded by, Karen. Who ever would have thought! Thanks.
lol, nice find Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA!. I thought so, too, Bridge. Thanks.
Great find Ginnie. Very nice and original weathervane! She seems hesitant, she doesn't know where the wind is comming from.
Ginnie Hart: She who hesitates is lost! Sigh. smile Thanks, Richard.
  • navin
  • India
  • 9 Apr 2008, 09:36
Very interesting
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Navin. smile
  • Blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Apr 2008, 10:18
LOL A likey for me, just love the quirky idea of a drunken mermaid!
Ginnie Hart: Now that I think of it, Mike, she is a bit up your alley. grin Thanks.
She'd simply like to get directions to the nearest water body smile
Nice capture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure you're right, Kunle. So you speak Mermaid, then?! smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 9 Apr 2008, 10:54
Thats is a very odd weathervane. Nice capture and well spotted Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I've never seen anything like it, Aussie. smile Thanks.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 9 Apr 2008, 11:09
Funny shot !!! Well spotted ...
Ginnie Hart: Very funny, Ann. I smile every time I look at it. smile Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Apr 2008, 11:53
I would also like to see this in sepia I think
Ginnie Hart: HA! But not from me this time. smile I love to change it up a bit, I guess, just for you, Chantal. Thanks.
very nice detail and wonderful tones n your image today, I love the Euh smile you got an eye for detail Giniie!!
Ginnie Hart: And you're a sweetheart, Patrick. Thanks.
''euh '' She knows she is centre stage and saying ''look at me''. richard
Ginnie Hart: Maybe so, Richard. Maybe so! smile Thanks.
  • Bernie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Apr 2008, 13:25
This is most strange Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Bernie! Thanks.
"Euh"! The sound of a short, sharp exhalation of breath, as when I've been elbowed in the stomach in the January sales.

In the early days before it was refined, Dr. Who's Time and Relative Dimensions In Space (TARDIS) machine (see http://www.haggul.com/ProdImage/30%5C1166512.jpg) lacked the control it has today. This is the result of one of his extra-dimensional collisions. Following research into safer time-travel, the TARDIS was redesigned without the dangerous spike, and painted blue to make it more visible to passing alien beings.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhh. I don't like that at all, Colin. I hope February was better!
  • chad
  • in front of a computer
  • 9 Apr 2008, 15:53
I think that she is saying it will be cloudy with sunshine.
Ginnie Hart: I think you must be right, Chad. I needed that. Thanks.
"Euh": I'd say she is at a loss for words.
Wonderful find, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, Wim. I see you don't have a clue either! smile Thanks.
  • Ale
  • 9 Apr 2008, 18:58
uauuuuuuuu,very, very nice i want to find this place. good shot ginnie. i like so much.
Ginnie Hart: I don't know if I could find it again myself, Ale, but it sure was fun to see. smile Thanks.
Ha, a mermaid as a weathervane smile
All the things you see just by looking up....strange things smile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Magnus. I know. smile Thanks.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 9 Apr 2008, 19:17
i really like this one ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thank you, DrAW.
Well seen and taken Ginnie, I'm still trying to work out if this is B&W or colour with a mono feel.
Ginnie Hart: This actually IS B&W but through the Multiply layer in PS, Brian. Thanks.
I think she has just realised that she has holes in her, so shes going to sink.... Oh it's ok she's built for thatgrin
Ginnie Hart: HA! I do think she knows she's out of her element! Thanks, Nigel.
  • monika
  • London
  • 9 Apr 2008, 19:42
Very extravagant weathervane, like nothing I have seen before! Great capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I haven't seen anything like it either, Monika. Thanks.
Best one yet Ginnie, it'll be hard to beat too!!!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Chris! smile
HUMOUR. voila un artiste qui n'aime ni les femmes ni le poisson
pauvre sirenheu (sirene)
Ginnie Hart: LOTS of humor, Lecracleur. YES! smile Merci.
  • Still
  • France
  • 9 Apr 2008, 20:35
Fabulous ! I like this sculpture a lot! Thanks for the discovery.
Ginnie Hart: You're so welcome, Still. I love finding stuff like this! smile
wow! that's a cool find.. the person who made it must have been very creative.. ive never seen one like this before! u've captured it well too, i like the tones..
Ginnie Hart: I've never seen something like this before either, Nishana! It was fun to find! Thanks.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Apr 2008, 08:37
Good heavens! I have never seen a weather vane quite like this one. It`s rather beautiful. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Me neither, Roz. I love finding stuff like this. Thanks.
  • deji77
  • Europe
  • 11 Apr 2008, 14:23
Very nice Ginnie. I love the crispness of the shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 13 Apr 2008, 13:24
GORGEOUS!! How did I miss this one??
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. (I'm catching up,too, as you see!) Thanks, dear sister!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2008, 12:35
Euh is roughly the dutch equivalent of mmmmm. A sound with which you win time before speaking (or not speak at all). I would say it indicates hesitance, unsureness, dithering and Wim's loss or temporary loss of words will fit in.

My guess: if she is a weathervane, she doesn't know where to or what next smile She is hesitant to speak.

Great picture and an unusual find.
Ginnie Hart: I love your explanation, Louis. Makes sense to me! smile

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