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Almost As Good

Almost as good as the real thing, that is!

I'm still in my birthday spirit, so here's another gable stone gift to me.  I actually like this one better than yesterday's but I wanted you to see the context of the stone on the wall first before showing what others look like up close and personal.  This was one of the only ones  that was plumb enough for a tight crop.  I'm guessing this is about 10 x 20 inches in size on the wall.

What amazes me most is that I had this post already queued for today, before finding out from Wim yesterday that this is the man who actually made this very stone.  It's in his collection, #68, made in 1993.

[I was supposed to fly back to Atlanta from Amsterdam today but Donica's work schedule was changed, so I'll remain with her here till next Wednesday.  Am I lucky or what!]


Almost As Good

Almost as good as the real thing, that is!

I'm still in my birthday spirit, so here's another gable stone gift to me.  I actually like this one better than yesterday's but I wanted you to see the context of the stone on the wall first before showing what others look like up close and personal.  This was one of the only ones  that was plumb enough for a tight crop.  I'm guessing this is about 10 x 20 inches in size on the wall.

What amazes me most is that I had this post already queued for today, before finding out from Wim yesterday that this is the man who actually made this very stone.  It's in his collection, #68, made in 1993.

[I was supposed to fly back to Atlanta from Amsterdam today but Donica's work schedule was changed, so I'll remain with her here till next Wednesday.  Am I lucky or what!]


comments (22)

Hi Ginnie. Hope you have recovered from any B'Day celebrations. I have not been around SC long enough to know the story behind the image - but looks like yet another windmill to me! Definately going windmill hunting this week end if the weather is good! Mike
Ginnie Hart: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU today, Sir Mike. Hope you have a great day!

I'll wish for good weather for you this weekend because I'm eager to see YOUR windmills. I can never get too many, you know.
  • alex
  • 14 Jun 2007, 00:39
that's a very interesting stone. great artistic talent to carve that out. nice crop, too!
Ginnie Hart: This whole craft is totally intriguing to me, Alex. And to think I've only just now discovered it, at 62 years of age!!
  • Kay
  • 14 Jun 2007, 01:34
So glad your birthday is going well, Ginnie. Let's face it, you might as well celebrate into the weekend (it's not far off!)

Great picture of a lovely and detailed gable stone. smile
Ginnie Hart: It's funny, Kay, but Donica and I have always celebrated our birthWEEK. That makes so much more sense, doesn't it?!

Thanks, as always, for your comment.
These gable stones are simply amazing.
Ginnie Hart: They really are, Red Pen. And to think I've only just now discovered them!
I saw your gable stone album and they are really beautiful. What a great (and growing) collection you have. Amsterdam seems to suit you very well.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Karen. Yesterday, on my birthday walk, I found 55 more. grin
  • Petra
  • 14 Jun 2007, 05:52
I like the structure of this one Ginnie...did you know that you have made me look up now, when i am walking in the streets, to see if there are any gable stones...lol
Have a nice day....
Petra
Ginnie Hart: HA! So glad you're looking up, Petra, in more ways than one. grin
très beau
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, O-P.
Ginnie, again you've excellently captured beautiful detail.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Bridge. Thanks.
A good one by Hans, don't you think?
Ginnie Hart: I can't tell you how excited I was, Wim, to find out he did this one...and to think I may meet him some day soon. I'm in Hog Heaven!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 14 Jun 2007, 10:49
So very nice. The birthday continues . . .
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Ruth...apparently through the weekend. You know that Donica! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Jun 2007, 10:59
Are you having a day after the night before? If not, how come - it was your bday yesterday and even if Donica was not there you just need to step into the local and say it is my birthday today. The rest will happen.

The next day feeling is called 'babelaas' in South Africa. Originally a zulu word, but by now adopted in all our languages.

You are now getting focussed on mills I see. I do remember there are gablestones with other subjects as well smile Enjoy it.

Great picture and well presented.
Ginnie Hart: If you only knew, Louis! HA! After I walked 2-1/2 hours yesterday afternoon (and found 55 more gable stones!), I was one tired puppy. If you had been here, however, I would have lifted a glass to me! smile
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 14 Jun 2007, 11:39
That's a really nice one Ginnie Trust you to satisfy two obsessions at once!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, Jimbo. How fun. smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Jun 2007, 13:00
nice one
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
  • clarence
  • Irving, TX, USA
  • 14 Jun 2007, 13:44
Happy birthday! I will have to learn about these stones.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Clarence.

These stones have been quite a learning process for me. I just eat them up! smile
  • Ted
  • 14 Jun 2007, 14:41
Now, all I need is a gable. Of course, what I'd really like is a windmill. this one's lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Ted. Wim says I need to post a pic where you can get more the sense of scale on the building (more than I showed in yesterday's pic), so I'll have to take a pic with that in mind one of these days. All my pics now are taken with a close crop before processing/cropping even further. So next time you'll get more of the "gable." smile
  • mal
  • A very wet York
  • 14 Jun 2007, 15:27
you must keep us up to date with the numbers that you are ticking off the list Ginnie. Is there some guide book as to the whereabouts of them all?

I like this one to, very clean and simple lines. All the best. mal
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm up to 401 after yesterday's 55. grin

As far as I know, Mal, there is no quide book, though there was an online map I found of 33 in our Jordaan district (which is how I got started). Apparently Wim's friend, Hans, who made this stone, is preparing to publish a book of HIS stones. If I continue on this path, I may see if there's someone who would want to publish my collection--or at least make a guide book out of it. However, I have a feeling I'd have to go back and write down the address of every single one! Ay caramba!
  • Julischka
  • the fairy tale road
  • 14 Jun 2007, 17:39
Very intersting stone work! Beautifully framed. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Julia. I sure am having fun with these stones.
i like uit better than yesterdays too...its a lovely piece of work...
Ginnie Hart: I really like this guy's work! A touch of modern art with the old look. smile Thanks, Sam.
Am I the only to see the slightly funny side here with a play on In de Naam ! Must be my age I quess, anyway I do like the shot and your continued fun with your walk about.
Ginnie Hart: Well, I might not "get" it as much as you do, Johnny. Doesn't it mean "In the Name?" So if it's meant to identify the place, I guess there would be irony in that.

Yes, our age sometimes gets the best of us. grin
Dime una cosa Ginnie. Cómo has hecho para no tener distorsión en la imágen. Te has subido a una escalera para hacer la foto de cada gable stone? para poer estar a la misma altura?

It tell me a Ginnie thing. How you have made not to have distortion in the image. You have risen stairs to make the photo of each gable stone? in order to poer to be to the same height?
Ginnie Hart: HA! This stone just happened to be very low on the building, Jose, and I was able to stand far enough back to zoom in on it. But there are many other stones that are very high up (3rd or 4th floor) and if I can't get far enough back (because there's a wall behind me!), I get lots of distortion (as you would see in my album). But still it's better than nothing! smile Thanks for commenting, as always.
Really good shot once again, amazing details !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zeb.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 15 Jun 2007, 14:15
Great piece of stonework, well presented.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Les. smile

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