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The Three Graces


This image is of an eye-level statue in the city center of Geldermalsen, Holland,
and represents my THANK-YOU to the Universe.

I DID make it to Atlanta over the Big Pond after a long day.

Amsterdam's Schiphol airport was a colossal, chaotic mess on Wednesday
and I missed my rescheduled flight.  BUT....

1.  I made my standby status to Detroit on the next flight (a domino effect for everyone).
2.  My daughter booked me for my new flight to Atlanta while I flew over the Pond.
3.  I was in bed before midnight Atlanta time, 24 hours after starting my day in Holland.
The three graces!


The Three Graces


This image is of an eye-level statue in the city center of Geldermalsen, Holland,
and represents my THANK-YOU to the Universe.

I DID make it to Atlanta over the Big Pond after a long day.

Amsterdam's Schiphol airport was a colossal, chaotic mess on Wednesday
and I missed my rescheduled flight.  BUT....

1.  I made my standby status to Detroit on the next flight (a domino effect for everyone).
2.  My daughter booked me for my new flight to Atlanta while I flew over the Pond.
3.  I was in bed before midnight Atlanta time, 24 hours after starting my day in Holland.
The three graces!


comments (55)

  • JJ
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2010, 00:32
Such a super shot of this cool Statue, sounds like such an eventful trip but glad you made it safely
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JJ. And that's only the first half of the trip. smile I'll still need to get back and THAT trip has me going through London, where so many trips have been cancelled!
wow, fantastic shot ginnie...superb...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Toni.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2010, 00:37
Is this a life-sized statue?

I can't begin to imagine the mess at the airports.
Ginnie Hart: The statue stands at eye-level on a pedestal, Maria, and is about 2 feet tall, as I recall. You could miss it if you weren't paying attention.

The mess at Schiphol was unbelievable. It took me 1.5 hours to get to the check-in line and another 1.5 hours to get to the desk. There were long queues everywhere. It became a domino effect: you'd miss your own flight but get on the next flight as standby because that person missed their flight.
I like your poetic way of thinking, Ginnie.

There's always the boat... smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Larry. Thank you. I could use a boat right now and take a long nap!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2010, 03:29
What a statue. smile I like it.
And I'm glad that you were able to get in early enough for some good shut-eye, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, dear Kay. I was dead tired but felt like the Universe was dancing all around me.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Apr 2010, 03:33
What wonderful fun!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
How did I figure that one out.. I would say it's more like Jumping for JOY!!! smile 24 hours is a long journey for sure. I hope you rest up!
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing 24 hours is nothing in the bigger scheme of things, Jen. I told Astrid the birthing pangs were over once I got to Amy's...even though I was still tired! Thanks for stopping by again. smile
Can't believe you were flying this past week Ginnie, it must have been very hectic. Glad you made it safe and sound. Interesting image, can't help but study this unique statue. The details and design are fascinating, great capture.
Ginnie Hart: I suspect flying has been like a circus everywhere, John. Have we ever been through a worldwide disaster quite like this??? Thanks again for your comment, as always.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 23 Apr 2010, 05:18
yaaaay you made it!!! happy for ya darlin' but those are some funnily lookin' women dancing up there smile hehe gorgeous shot!!
Ginnie Hart: When you dance, Elaine, you can't think about what you're looking like to others watching, remember?! grin Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Apr 2010, 05:44
The rule of three
Ever mind the rule of three,
Three times what give returns to thee
This lesson wel, thou must learn
The only gets what thou dost earn.

Houdt altoos de wet van 3 in ere,
Dat wat Gij zend drie maal zal wederkeren
Deze les dient Gij in te zien
Dat gij krijgt wat Gij verdient...

Thank you for posting this fabulous picture of that statue (they served great coffee there) and it fits so well with what was going on.
I was so glad that I knew you were on that airplane......
I don't even start thinking about the return flight...gringrin
London Amsterdam is not that long of a swim tonguetongue
Please enjoy every second of your stay!!!
If you have some time please read:
http://www.wereldgeheimen.nl/wg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70:alles-komt-in-drievoud&catid=43:algemeen&Itemid=71
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhh, I love it, Mijn Vrouw! Ontzettend bedankt. That return flight through London...well, let's just have lots of positive thoughts! It is what it is and I'll just go for it...once again! You're my biggest fan, of course, and you know I want to get back, ASAP!!!!!
Fabulous picture of this great sculpture Ginnie...the detail and texture are so wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: You can reach out and touch it, Pavan, just as we did when we saw it! Thanks.
Lovely statue, they look like to a Camille Claudel's statue. A bientôt VAL
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Valérie, I agree! We Googled to try to find who the artist is but couldn't find it anywhere. If I'm ever back there, I'll see if there was a name on it! Merci.
  • oscar
  • France
  • 23 Apr 2010, 06:56
Ça me fait penser a danseusses de flamenco
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Oscar. What a nice thought! smile Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Apr 2010, 07:19
Glad you made it ok Ginnie: this is actually a very good (& graceful) statue
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear sir. The statue really is lovely, indeed. Full of grace!
You are an intrepid traveller Ginnie smile Glad you got there safe and sound
Ginnie Hart: Don't mess with me, right, Bill?! grin Thank you. It is good to be back with the kiddlings but I'm also eager to get back to mijn vrouw when the time comes!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Apr 2010, 07:34
A dance in verde gris.

Stay a day or two longer. The crush may be over or some new volcano may have started. Maybe, maybe not.
Ginnie Hart: The signs of the times, Louis: maybe, maybe not! UGH. I'm trying not to think about it for my trip back via London! I'll just try to keep dancing.
very interesting Ginnie i truly love details
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. I love stuff like this. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 23 Apr 2010, 08:50
Nice to hear everything worked out fine. Have a really nice time with your family Ginnie. Beautiful statue!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Frida. Let's hope the return trip through London on May 3-4 is a bit better. smile
art, pure art, both piece and photo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal. Hartstikke bedankt.
Wonderfully captured Ginnie.
Have a well deserved rest!
Ginnie Hart: Little by little, Richard, little by little. smile Merci.
Hip Hip Hurrah! Enjoy your visit, especially your grandson.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. I have him all tomyself this weekend while his mommy and step-dad are in Detroit. I'm eating it up.
  • Nadiuska
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Apr 2010, 10:13
Hey Ginnie!

Nice!! grin
Love the DoF!

Enjoy your time with the kids,
I'll be visiting The States next wednesday too...
Can't wait...beach time grin
Ginnie Hart: Aha! Sounds like we're tracking each other, Nadiuska. Hopefully by then the airports will be fairly back to normal! Safe travels.
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 23 Apr 2010, 10:14
Super shot,splendid!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • Brian
  • australia
  • 23 Apr 2010, 10:38
It reminds of the song form the 80's (?) which chorus includes the lyrics: "... and we danced on the way of an ocean of romance" - a little like your honeymoon perhaps?
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Very sweet thought, Brian. Thank you. smile
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Apr 2010, 10:51
astrid ginnie and tracy
Ginnie Hart: I can't tell you how many times I thought of that, JIM. smile
glad you made it Ginnie , our son was stuck in Germany for 3 days and 1 of our friends is still stranded in Spain .
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mick. It was quite an ordeal but hopefully things will be mostly normal by the time I fly back (May 3-4), especially since London is one of my stops! Hopefully you friends in Spain will be on there way soon.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 23 Apr 2010, 11:59
Superb shot Ginnie. Have a lovely atfernoon Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 23 Apr 2010, 12:01
Lovely statue... nice feeling of movement !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sidney.
You have had a hetic time, it can only get better...! lovely shot that goes well with your 3 steps. Enjoy yourself smile
Ginnie Hart: It does seem, Linda, that things can only look up from here. Thanks. smile
Wow, what a trek Ginnie. Glad to here you made it safely and the statue is a great way to celebrate
Ginnie Hart: I did feel like celebrating when I finally arrived at my destination, Janet! Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • Ghost Train
  • 23 Apr 2010, 12:50
Reminds me a little of Giacometti - glad your journey eventually got underway and hope the return is less eventful. Spare a thought for Chad, who has gone to Iceland, just as the wind has stopped and the ash is now only above the island!
Ginnie Hart: I thought Chad was totally jesting but see he's as serious as can be. I didn't know anybody ever had to go to Iceland...and NOW??? Thanks for the wishes for him, which we all share, of course.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 23 Apr 2010, 13:33
Good capture
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage.
nice tight composition, great tones and very cool statue. So you are in the US on a visit, very nice, I hope we treat you well.
Ginnie Hart: I will always keep my US citizenship, John, even though I now live in Holland. The plan is to come back at least twice a year to see my 2 grown children and my almost-10 grandson! Thanks.
Gorgeous capture of this statue. YAY! you finally made it over the pond. Hopefully the next time will be easier.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mark. I do hope the return will be a bit easier, even though one of the stops will be London!
  • tede
  • France
  • 23 Apr 2010, 15:26
Beautiful sculpture and superb framing. The cloud of ash has created some havoc in airports and I see that you too have had problems!! Good day.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Tede. It's been a mess everywhere, from what I have heard. But hopefully things are starting to settle back down. Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2010, 15:33
nice details here.. glad you were able to arrive after all that hullabaloo.. wink
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. Let's hope the return will be a breeze by comparison!
An elegant portrayal of three dancers.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, George.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2010, 16:25
I love the image. It is of such cool looking work!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kanyi. I just wish we can find out who the artist is!
  • Linda
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2010, 16:30
Hooray Ginnie!! I am so glad that you finally made your way to the States! Enjoy your family time - it'll go by fast and soon you'll be back in the loving arms of the one who holds your heart and is your home.

peace to you my friend ...
Ginnie Hart: Truer words could not be spoken, Linda. Thanks for knowing!
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 23 Apr 2010, 17:43
Joli photo, je me souviens de mon dernier voyage au Pays Pas,j'étais adolescente, nous sommes allez au nord, prêt de la mer et il y avait une statue de sirène. J'avais fait à l'époque de magnifique photos de Delfe, Amsterdam, et d'ailleurs, mais au voyage de retour...j'ai perdu mon appareil...

Nice photos, I remember my last trip to your Country, I was a teenager, we go north, next the sea and there was a mermaid statue. I make at this time of beautiful pictures of Delfe, Amsterdam, and elsewhere, but to the trip back ... I lost my camera

LoLO
Ginnie Hart: Oh NO, LoLO. I can't bear the thought of losing my camera!!! I see you are back taking pictures, so I guess now you're okay! smile Thanks.
Very pleasing statue, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Enjoy your stay Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I am and I will, Albert. Thank you. smile
very elegant and rough texture at the same time, i like it
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Derek.
Glad you made it Ginnie..Do enjoy the reunion.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you ever so much, Ron. It's been very good to be here.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Apr 2010, 13:11
you really captured this statue well, the DOF and the texture and the colour
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Petra. I love stuff like this. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Apr 2010, 14:49
What a lovely photo smile I hope you have a great time.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Cherie. So far so good. smile
  • virginia
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2010, 15:18
Blessed you are. IT's good to have you down south and so close! I'll bet you all will be getting our storm when we're through with it! sad

Lovely sculpture here.
Ginnie Hart: We did in fact get tornado warnings Saturday night, Virgina, but everything must have passed over...and we awakened to a beautifully sunshiny day on Sunday! It's been good being back here in Atlanta but I'm also eager to go back where I belong, if that makes sense.
Excellent DOF and soft lighting!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
So, back in the States!! Hope you fare well there and return soon. You belong in Holland now ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Truer words were never spoken, Wim! I am glad to be here but am already eager to get back to where I belong!
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 25 Apr 2010, 00:30
WOW ... a super long day it sounds like. Hope you caught some zzzzzzzzzzzz's on the plane.

Love this photo. I love statues.
Ginnie Hart: For some reason, Helen, this trip back has taken several days to get me back on track internally. I used to fly back-n-forth twice a month for 4 years, and now that I'm not doing it any more, the adjustment is harder. But it's still good to be here. Thanks.
despite the volcanic ash, you made it to atlanta safely! yay.
it's odd that you don't hear about the good a volcano does. when it spews all that ash in the air, it acts as a barrier to the sun. it's a beneficial aspect that will work against the forces of global warming.
i hope. i think. i think that's true. but why isn't anyone saying it???
Ginnie Hart: Most interesting, Seraphine. You are the first I've heard this from, so you're right...why aren't we hearing about it. I'm guessing Mother Nature is doing her best at correcting the mess we've made over the years (while we scream bloody murder!)!
Knappe foto, en have fun daar hè! grin
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Laura! smile
A great sculpture indeed ! I hope you have great times over there meeting yours and friends.
Did you have nice drams Ginnie ? smile
See you sOOn.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Flo. It's good to be here...but I'm eager to also go back where I belong. But I'm making the most of my time now that I can. Sweet dreams indeed. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 25 Apr 2010, 19:58
Oh..I haven't had a chance to stop by here for awhile. Love these three ladies dancing..and hope you're enjoying your time on this side of the pond!!
Ginnie Hart: It's good to be back, Marcie, though I was boysitting over the weekend while my daughter was gone. Now we're all together and I'm enjoying the company. It'll be a quiet week of just being. That's good, every once in awhile. smile Thanks.
Superb shot. Is it just me or does their faces look a bit man-ish but that will make then drag-queens right?
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Ade. I totally agree!!!!!!!!!!! grin

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