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The Three


The Three Musketeers/Stooges/Whatever!

Somewhere near the Grand Place (Grote Markt) in Brussels, Belgium, is this small sculpture/fountain.
It is my absolute favorite of them all but I don't know its name or who sculpted it?

(as seen last July, 2008)


The Three


The Three Musketeers/Stooges/Whatever!

Somewhere near the Grand Place (Grote Markt) in Brussels, Belgium, is this small sculpture/fountain.
It is my absolute favorite of them all but I don't know its name or who sculpted it?

(as seen last July, 2008)


comments (44)

Hey Ginnie, your composition, DOF, sharpness, tones are exemplary! After seeing your depiction of this sculpture, I don't even care about who sculpted it anymore... I just care that Ginnie shot it smile
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Abisola. You sure know how to make my day! smile Thank you.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 17 Jun 2009, 01:43
Very nice shot Ginnie! Regards.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Julian.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2009, 01:46
Very pretty statue and an exceptional capture.
Ginnie Hart: I love that it's so small, Sherri. Now I wish I had something to give it scale. Thanks.
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 17 Jun 2009, 02:03
What a cool statue. Great shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jessie.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 17 Jun 2009, 02:14
Maybe they are the Three Meteorologists! smile
Ginnie Hart: That's what Philine suggested, Larry, several comments down. If ever I'm back, I'll check to see if there is a plaque/marker of some sort.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jun 2009, 02:47
Well they're absolutely charming Ginnie - so they can't be the Stooges!
Ginnie Hart: As Astrid mentions a couple comments later, you're too hard on yourself, Chris!!!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Jun 2009, 04:03
Gem of a statue...perfect image of it, Ginnie.

[I think they are the team assigned to forecaste the weather...here they are seen checking humidity.]
Ginnie Hart: You can see why it's my favorite, Ray. There's so much character in it! Thanks. Both Larry and Philine agree with you...the Three Meterologists. smile
  • Astrid
  • in the Netherlands again
  • 17 Jun 2009, 05:32
Perfecte foto MLS, the play of sun/shadow is wonderful, I remembered walking around it.
smile 'Three' is an important number in SC and I think Chris is too hard on himself wink.
I am going to like the series, it brings back great memories, dank je wel, KSK.
Ginnie Hart: I just wish I had paid attention to if there was a plaque/marker telling what it is, MLMAMV! I agree that Chris was being too hard on himself, and I told him so. And yes, this brings back memories for me as well!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2009, 05:56
Beautiful separation from the BG here. I really like the details.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. You can see why it's my favorite!
pris ainsi, c'est vraiment très beau. j'admire
Ginnie Hart: Do YOU by chance know what it is, O-P??? I was hoping you could help me. smile Merci.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Jun 2009, 07:44
So they have been immortalised for eternity? Richly deserved smile A great composition, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Alan. You can see why it's my favorite! Thank you kindly.
Such a wonderful and symbolic image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Richard. Merci.
I love the DOF
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 Jun 2009, 08:57
Love it Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tony. It's fun, isn't it!
Looks like they are expecting rani, good job they are wearing their anoraks ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Mike. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2009, 09:46
Oh, I wonder that the three guys are still standing there in Brussels, for they look so enthousiastically moved, excited and living that they must have long since left this post/position- they remind me a bit of the Three Holy Kings/Magicians/Meteorologists, indeed while looking at the comet- or looking if it is raining? In any case they are en route! Your pic is wonderful -in composition, lighting, and colour!
Ginnie Hart: I love how your mind works, Philine. Give you an image and I think you could write a book about it! grin
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Jun 2009, 10:00
For such little guys, they have a big presence! There is something very moving about this, Ginnie.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: You see what I see, Ingrid, and "moving" is exactly the right word. I especially like the stick/rod at least two of them (maybe all 3?) are holding together. Thank you.
I can't help you with any ideas about this but it is a fascinating sculpture Ginnie and well presented as usual.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
It is a fascinating sculpture Ginnie. Lovely capture, like the angle of this shot and a great DOF.
Ginnie Hart: You can see why it's my favorite of them all, John! Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 17 Jun 2009, 12:47
Ginnie, the composition, DOF and yes everything is excellent in this picture. I love the colors and tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frida. You can see why it's my favorite statue.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2009, 13:04
Love the outstretched hand. It's as if he's trying to catch the rain!!! Wonderful sculpture.
Ginnie Hart: It does make me wonder if that's what he's doing, Marcie. I'd love to know what's behind it! Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2009, 13:11
they do make for an interesting shot! smile wonderful framing and dof here.. great shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. I'm sure we could all come up with a story for these three!
I tried to google this statue, did not find anything though.
I suggest it is called: "Looks like rain" smile
Ginnie Hart: Tut tut! It does look like rain...with Winnie the Pooh and gang on an expedition! I Googled as well and couldn't find a thing.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2009, 13:50
Ginnie, here fits all ... excellent work ... i'm always sprised too
Ginnie Hart: We make good fan clubs for each other, Klaus. smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2009, 14:46
what a funny little statue; it does remind you of a scene from some old slapstick movie!
Ginnie Hart: When Wim said something about it looking like rain, I suddenly thought of Winnie the Pooh and his gang saying, "Tut tut, it looks like rain!" smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2009, 15:28
If there a shell/shells on the gown/s can be seen, the Three could be Jacob's- pilgrims, for Brussels was one of the most important stations on the pilgrimage ways to Santiago di Compostella in Medieval times... But I' m not sure!
Ginnie Hart: If anyone fres this out, Philine, it will be YOU. I'm sure of it! smile
Brilliant composition and capture as usual, u've given it the Ginnie treatment smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fotografa. You can see why it's a favorite of mine. smile
This is simply beautiful. Masterly creation.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sujit!
interesting find!
Ginnie Hart: If we could only figure out what it is, Heather!
The one in front reminds me of Astridgrin They can't be the Stooges as they are all going in the same direction at the same time
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You are way too funny, Bill! grin
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2009, 18:07
lovely details on this work of art, with an excellent DOF!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Liang.
The DOF is a perfect as is the focus on the sculpture, Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Albert. You can see why I like it so much!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Jun 2009, 22:27
Known as "Postuurke van Den Blinde". The statue captures three blind people holding onto a stick and finding their way.

So it is not 3 stooges/musketeers/whatever. The number 3 invokes blind mice in my thoughts. Shutup brain - think of something else.

Excellent picture.
Ginnie Hart: I declare, Louis. Why didn't any of us see that that's what this is! Now the stick makes perfect sense. Thank you so much for enlightening us!

I have just Googled this and it appears to be based on Pieter Bruegel's painting "Parable of the Blind" from 1568:
http://www.abcgallery.com/B/bruegel/bruegel137.html
I think the sculptor is Jos De Decker. You can see how small it is in this image:
http://users.skynet.be/fa210920/DSCF0622_25_JPG.html
very good DOF
Ginnie Hart: Thanks again, Chantal.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jun 2009, 13:16
I'm happy and excited -with you- that Louis and yourself found out the motif of this statue which now might receive a quite deeper meaning.
I looked at Brueghel's grandious painting and I have to say never blindness has been painted/depictured in this impressive-moving way, every blind man has another facial expression- geweldig!-as Astrid mightsay!
In the interpretation of my book referring to the painting I read that the worst 'thing' is an inner blindness if we are struck by lack of emotions, of compassion, of love, being unaware and unconscious of the real important things and issues in our life...
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Philine! There is definitely a deeper meaning for me now, since in my early years, after I had polio (age 9), I was classified "legally" blind. I had a blind friend in high school who helped me learn about Braille. I even had my own paper stock and stylus/template for writing it. So this has much more meaning than I ever realized. Now I know why this is my favorite of all sculptures...maybe anywhere in the world now! You are so right...inner blindness is the worst of all! God help us all to see!
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 Jun 2009, 13:19
Louis is such a wealth of information. Fantastic capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Between Louis and Philine, we get our education almost every day, Aussie. grin Thanks!
Excellent dof, and you got the angle just right to make them look like they're looking to God above! lol
Ginnie Hart: So good to see you again, Alex. Welcome back. Thanks.
  • MikeH
  • Bahamas
  • 18 Jun 2009, 18:57
Love these guys, great capture...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mike, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jun 2009, 21:18
This is a remarkable statue mijn vriendsmile
Three is a great number.
You have captured it very well as usual.
All for one and one for all.
Ginnie Hart: Definitely "All for one and one for all," lieve vriend. BTW, I watched The Musketeer movie not too long ago and thought of you/us. smile
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2009, 21:23
Ha what a cool sculpture! Great photo.
Ginnie Hart: You can see why it's my favorite, Andy! smile Thanks.
Oh, the best shoot!!! Beautiful composition and excellent background! Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Ian
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2009, 00:16
Yikes - a bit late to this one, but I second EVERYTHING ABOVE! ;-P It's a great shot, and I adore the DOF.
Ginnie Hart: As we say, Ian, better late than never, so thanks. smile
  • Jane
  • Germany
  • 24 Jun 2009, 01:16
what a fun image, nice lighting and DOF
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to finally find out what it was, Jane. It's definitely my favorite! Thanks.
  • neva
  • United States
  • 29 Jun 2009, 17:01
Isn't brussels also where they have the little boy statue peeing? or maybe that is Denmark...hmmmmm getting old seems to affect the memory!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Neva, and by now you've already found it from my other post. Your memory is just fine. smile Thanks.

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