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photoblog image A Bruges Weather Vane

A Bruges Weather Vane

This is a series of pics from my birthday weekend in June from Bruges, Belgium.

You didn't think I forgot a Bruges weather vane, did you???
I don't remember where I found this one but it seemed appropriate for Sunday.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


A Bruges Weather Vane

This is a series of pics from my birthday weekend in June from Bruges, Belgium.

You didn't think I forgot a Bruges weather vane, did you???
I don't remember where I found this one but it seemed appropriate for Sunday.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (19)

Cool Shot Granny :d
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sweetie. smile
  • Kay
  • 19 Aug 2007, 00:47
Great weather vane, Ginnie! I like the cutout (stencil). Do you know what the icon imagery means?
Ginnie Hart: I see a cross and a lamb with a halo around it, Kay, both of which are Christological icons to me. I have no idea, however, what it really is! But thanks for asking. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Aug 2007, 02:32
Excellent, Ginnie.
Is that a wolf on the vane? Or a sheep? Or a wolf in sheep's clothing?
Ginnie Hart: My take on it, Ray, is that it represents the Lamb of God (Jesus Christ), because of the halo around its head and the cross. Thanks for asking!
  • miu*
  • USA
  • 19 Aug 2007, 02:55
I love this solid and vintage colors!
Nice silhouette!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Miu!
I like the angle! It looks old.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Martin. I should think it IS old, indeed, like the rest of Bruges. smile Thanks.
Lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie.
  • Saed
  • Mashhad, Iran
  • 19 Aug 2007, 05:56
Very nice angle! Nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Saed.
  • Tracy
  • 19 Aug 2007, 09:16
Very attractive picture nice shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Tracy.
Nice Ginnie...like the colour and angle.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bridge! smile
No no no, I donĀ“t think you forget such a thing smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so right, Magnus. smile
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 19 Aug 2007, 12:22
Great shot.. love the colouring
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gale.
Like very much the angle of view here !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zeb. smile
I agree with all the previous comments! (:o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Ditto on my comment, then, Roz. smile
  • Deb
  • 19 Aug 2007, 13:46
So, I'm sitting here staring at this weather vane looking for the angel until I realized that your previous commenters were referring to the "angle" lol ;~wink

That's a great old weather vane, Ginnie...nice find!
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Deb. I often do the same thing with that word! grin

Thanks for your comment.
U must have spent a lot of your time with your camera pointed at the sky, I wonder what people watching would have thought you was shooting grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! All those people also had their cameras pointing somewhere, S/S. smile
I love weather vanes. I put one on the top of my garden shed, but now a tree has overgrown it and it doesn't work any more.
Ginnie Hart: I love them, too, Karen, and am surprised we don't have one somewhere here at our house in Atlanta...even as a decoration. Hmm. You've just given me an idea. smile
Ah weather vanes - now I understand your comment on my page! I am guessing these fall into a similar collectors category to windmills. Nice shot. Mike
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Mike. Very similar indeed! smile
I'm sure you must have had a terrible crick in the neck by the end of this holiday as most of your shots involve craning your neck to look skywards! You did well to get the detail in the vane and not have a completely washed out sky.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: No, not at all, Ingrid. Most of these shots are from far away with my 12x optical zoom. I don't think I ever once got a crick in my neck. But if ever I do, I'll remember you and what you said! smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Aug 2007, 20:27
This one has my sense of proportions in a muddle. It looks as if the vane structure makes a 45 degrees angle with the tower it stands on.

The motif on the vane is the Holy Lamb coat of arms, with a sword and banner behind it. Somewhere in my memory a vague lamp shines - something about crusades and knights. I think it has something to do with Robert, Count of Flanders who is also associated with Bruges. The area is also where the first crusade departed from in the middle ages - other noblemen etc joined along the way to Jerusalem. It could be the crusade's, or the count's or Bruges' coat of arms.

That memory is vague and could be improved on smile
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Louis, about that "muddle." It has the same effect on me. But actually, I have seen many a weather vane that was crooked, so this doesn't surprise me.

Thank you so much for explaining the motif. It totally makes sense. Bravo to you for the memory you have!! smile

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