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photoblog image It's Monday

It's Monday

 

Time to get our bearings again.

(sundial at Averbode Abbey, Belgium)

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

Time to get our bearings again.

(sundial at Averbode Abbey, Belgium)

 

 

 

comments (30)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Mar 2017, 01:44
I really like that cartoon figure above the sundial, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Now that you mention it, Ray.... HA!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Mar 2017, 04:28
Sundials sometimes are at the most unexpected places. Love all the details and symmetry in this pictures.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right about the placement of sundials, Astrid. This one was way at the top, high above the front entrance. Who would even see it up there, let alone to tell time by it??? Thank you.
The sun!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Michael!
Beautiful details
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. Merci.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 20 Mar 2017, 06:43
What a contrast with the slightly naive and pleasing sundial and the arms above
Ginnie Hart: And every time I look, I see something else, Lisl!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Mar 2017, 07:03
Bishops, cherubs, flowers, stars and a sun dial. It's all happening!!
Ginnie Hart: And the more you look, the more you see, Chris. HA! Must be spring. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 20 Mar 2017, 07:17
i prefer digital clocks haha... you know the weird 11:11 phenomenon? well i started looking at the clock at that time when i was super young... and that whole thing wouldn't have been noticed if it wasn't for digital readings smile there was no way to get creeped out by a sundial lol
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Elaine. Leave it to you to come up with all of that from this image. grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Mar 2017, 07:28
I know you love sundials, a very fine image!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I do, Philine. Thank you.
Magnifique
Un cadran solaire très beau !
J'aime beaucoup cet forme d'art
Bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Claudine. I love sundials, too.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Mar 2017, 07:32
Oh fabulous! The details are striking and made even better by the angle of light.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan. This was one of those days when a sundial actually made some sense. smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Mar 2017, 08:02
Jolie visage représenté par ces sculptures.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martine. I am such a fan of this kind of creative art.
They had such creative capability all those years ago, I wonder if they had more sun, as I think that many appointments would have been missed if reliant on such a timepiece this gloomy Winter.
Ginnie Hart: Good point, Martin. This was certainly one day when the details here really stood out.
The placement of the moon and starfish eyes is amusing. The flower cheeks and strawberry nose too, make this for me.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you wonder what the artist was thinking, Mary! Thank you.
I like the "face" in the centre above the dial
Ginnie Hart: Ray called it a "cartoon figure." smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 20 Mar 2017, 12:33
Il est 13 h 30
JP
Ginnie Hart: I suppose so, JP. smile
Terrific piece of architecture, and like others I cans ee the face in the sundial.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian. It's fun, isn't it!
That is a brilliant sundial Ginnie, clever you for finding it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. You know me...if I find it, I have to show it. smile
It looks like a happy and optimistic Monday! smile
I love the idea, it's such charming and quite unexpected playfulness... We need more of it in our lives, at least I do!
Ginnie Hart: Playfulness any day of the week is good to find, Petra, of course, but Monday especially. smile
  • JD
  • India
  • 20 Mar 2017, 18:32
Great textures and beauty smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.
Lots of detail to play with in the viewer's eyes. I can't stop seeing the "cartoon figure" now that Ray said that. lol
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jacquelyn, and I know. I never even "saw" it till he mentioned it. smile
How was it for time?
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Tom, I don't remember even wondering about it. Not good, I now realize. sad That's probably because I can't usually figure them out. This one looks like it actually makes sense!
Ha ha.. Is it just me or what?
I saw a clown face!
With starry eyes,
a heart-shaped nose,
rosy cheeks...
What?
He's wearing a mitre too!

Seriously, did you not see that, G?
Time for you to get new specs!

>Are those votive candles in front of the main counter, LC, like in a church???? Oh my!

Ha ha... No, it's a lockable umbrella stand.
Ginnie Hart: An umbrella stand????? Oh my. Now I'm educated. HA! But, yes, of course I need everyone else to point out what's in the images I post. LOL
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Mar 2017, 22:45
Well spotted, it is almost hiding away smile
Ginnie Hart: I find myself always looking for sundials on churches, Cherry, but don't usually find them. When I do, I'm a happy camper. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Mar 2017, 00:12
Imagine having to carry this contraption as a watch on your arm, especially as it will be useless at nighttime smile
Ginnie Hart: Good point, Louis. I have a feeling it's not often useful during the day either!
That is so nice. We need more sundials in this world.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like the thought, Michael...more sundials in this world, indeed!
  • Anne
  • France
  • 21 Mar 2017, 08:43
Un beau cadran solaire.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Anne. At least you can read it! smile
magnifique détail!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
typical Ginnie style image! love the treatment and the symmetry.
Ginnie Hart: Typical Ginnie is something I will take as a compliment, Ayush. So, thank you. smile
That's an odd looking sundial...
My eyes went right to the "cartoon" figure too! Love sundials!
Ginnie Hart: What's so funny, Robin, is that I never saw it till others mentioned it!!!

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