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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Stay safe and warm.

(man throwing salt on walkways at the Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade, NL)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Stay safe and warm.

(man throwing salt on walkways at the Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade, NL)

 

 

 

comments (26)

Excellent slice-of-life shot...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
important task that, Ginnie. and a very nice shot here in this weather.
Ginnie Hart: We were inside the abbey hall looking out when he passed by, Ayush. He put a smile on my face. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jan 2018, 01:21
Is this a religious ritual, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Ummmm...only in the sense that it must be "religiously" done, Ray, whenever/wherever it happens, lest you are sued for slippery accidents?
I love this shot! You captured the falling snow, and his actions so well!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. We were inside looking out, so you can imagine my sheer joy!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Jan 2018, 04:26
The snow really was falling that day and we had so much fun. I think this man is doing a very important job, making sure nobody slips and fall. (Notice the bare hand wink )
Ginnie Hart: With all the people coming for the Christmas festivities that day, it was NECESSARY to keep the walks clear. And yes, I still smile with surprise whenever I see Dutch people, including children, without gloves/mittens during freezing weather!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 Jan 2018, 06:04
Jolie photo, j'aime la neige.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine. I LOVE the snow. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jan 2018, 06:30
Oh, this was a wonderful, fairy-tale- liked day , in my home town, too - I love your winter image! Throwing salt is here forbidden.
Ginnie Hart: Well, I THINK it was salt, as opposed to sand, Philine. What do they use where you live???
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Jan 2018, 06:44
This is one of your best, Ginnie - I like it immensely
Ginnie Hart: Awwww, shucks, Lisl. It always surprises me what others like the most. Thank you kindly.
Pas une vraie pause ....bravo pour ta photo
Ginnie Hart: Not a break for him, I suppose not. But to see him doing it was a thrill beyond words for me, Claudine. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jan 2018, 06:52
Oh how lovely. I like your point of view very much and the falling snow adds to the scene. The man is doing a good job and has been out in the snow for a while by the look of it. I'm surprised that he not wearing a hat. My 10kg of salt that I bought four years ago remains unused!
Ginnie Hart: I have often told Astrid I'm shocked to see so many Dutch NOT wearing gloves/mittens when the weather gets to freezing, Alan. Most of them DO wear hats, however.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 10 Jan 2018, 07:28
Nice composition Ginnie, I like the falling snow
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. One of my greatest gifts to this day is to see falling snow!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jan 2018, 07:29
They use here sand and 'Granulat' as I know well because I have to sweep the pavement in front of my home after snowfall.
Ginnie Hart: Perhaps that's what it is here, too, Philine. I'll have to ask Astrid.
Wat een sfeervolle en leuke winterfoto, je ziet het voor je gebeuren smile
Ginnie Hart: When it happens before my very eyes, Marjolein, it's like the best Christmas gift ever! smile
I wish they would do that here. The pavements here were lethal when we had the snow
Ginnie Hart: Don't know if it was salt or sand/granulat, as Philine says they use in Germany. But they were trying to be careful for the guests. Public tourist sites like that surely don't need any lawsuits!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Jan 2018, 09:34
I thought this man was chucking the snow about Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, one never knows for sure what goes on behind the hedges, Chad, right? smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 10 Jan 2018, 11:07
i'll bet you were soooo happy right then... the beautiful snow, not to mention outside a beautiful church.... the picture makes me happy toooooo
Ginnie Hart: You nailed it, Elaine!
Was he?
I thought he was feeding some hungry chicks in the snow? Ha!
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to you, LC, to come up with that!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 10 Jan 2018, 12:41
A well-composed shot with the Abbey filling the background with a facade that makes the falling snow really "pop"!! Thankfully, he looks like he's enjoying these flakes. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Steven. I think we were ALL in heaven right about then! smile
  • Anne
  • France
  • 10 Jan 2018, 13:31
Just love the movement, great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Anne.
Love your capture of the falling snow. Very nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Mary.
I really like this shot although if it was me doing the job I'm pretty sure I would be wearing gloves.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian...and me,too!
jolie photo hivernale!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP. Stay warm.
No gloves needed for that man! Beautiful! On the flip side...enjoying some 70 to 75 degree days!
Ginnie Hart: Does that mean you are NOT missing your beloved NYC, Robin??? smile
You've had some snow by the looks of it smile
Ginnie Hart: Just for one long weekend, Tom, and then it was gone, never to be seen again.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2018, 00:21
Fabulous photo smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
You caught the falling snow nicely.
( I need a day off from shoveling snow.)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I have so many fond memories of shoveling show, believe it or not. I wouldn't mind coming to shovel for you for awhile. smile

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