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photoblog image For Extenuating Circumstances?

For Extenuating Circumstances?

 

Better safe than sorry.

(14-1/2 pairs.  Count them.)

 

As seen in Onderdendam, Netherlands.

 


For Extenuating Circumstances?

 

Better safe than sorry.

(14-1/2 pairs.  Count them.)

 

As seen in Onderdendam, Netherlands.

 


comments (52)

Ginnie.... i want has this dutch tradisional slipper. good documentation photo.
Ginnie Hart: I don't think they'd notice if you took a pair, Bram. Help yourself. smile Thanks.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 28 Feb 2011, 05:06
Nice shoes.

Paule
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Ginnie Hart: Enough to last a lifetime? smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Feb 2011, 06:12
Brings back memories, I wore the ones on the left, the ones with the leather strap, to school when I was 17 years old wink
Great picture and I love that the people kept all of their worn ones, they are unique.
Ginnie Hart: I still wonder what this was all about, don't you? It appeared to be a single household. All the shoes appear to be the same size. What's going on, I wonder???

I wish I had seen you when you were 17, wearing wooden shoes to school! smile Bedankt, MLMA.
An image as relevant as beautiful, Ginie An investigation is warranted! Who hijacked the missing shoe? I always enjoy your superb treatment!
Ginnie Hart: One does wonder about these things, Mathilde. smile You're very kind. Merci.
The 1/2 one is for a sailor with a wooden leg of course!! Nice bric-and-brac dipslay!
Ginnie Hart: Ahhhh. Just like that you've solved the mystery, Marion. smile Bedankt.
  • FotoS
  • Poland
  • 28 Feb 2011, 07:22
Fantastic picture and great title Bravo !!!!!!!!!!! Have a nice day * _ *
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Foto'S. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Feb 2011, 07:39
Large family or someone with a clog fetish
Ginnie Hart: I suspect the latter, Vintage. smile
They could start a clog museum
Ginnie Hart: But maybe with a bit more variety, Bill? grin
Very nice shot and superb treatment! nice day to you Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 Feb 2011, 08:37
perhaps the lady of the house has a shoe shopping addiction lololol fun pic!!!
Ginnie Hart: My guess is it's the man, Elaine. grin A shoe fetish, maybe? Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 28 Feb 2011, 08:39
A large family with the same shoe size *lol* What a find Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It sure beats me, Frida! smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Feb 2011, 08:42
Good heavens: are these still in use Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: It looks to me like they still have fresh mud on them, Chris! smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 28 Feb 2011, 08:59
Great idea, all the sweat and pour out of them ready for next time.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's an idea, Chad. smile
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 28 Feb 2011, 09:04
These are too cool! Great capture Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: They're fun to see, aren't they, Sil. It does make you wonder, though. smile Grazie.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 28 Feb 2011, 09:15
Who took my shoe! ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Exactly! smile
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 28 Feb 2011, 09:17
a size for each of us...
Ginnie Hart: A size for all the Big Foots around, maybe? smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Feb 2011, 09:39
Typical old style large dutch family with one exception. The exception is that they all have very large feet, except for the person with one foot.

Great shot. Who would guess that clogs can be used as outdoors decorations.
Ginnie Hart: I still want to know what this is all about, Louis. I have a feeling it's more than meets the eye. smile But definitely lots of big feet! Thanks.
Those are a lot of shoes.
Ginnie Hart: I know! grin
interesting craft items, the human hand can create beautiful things
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Fabrizio. Grazie.
A lovely image Ginnie of these very unique Dutch shoes. Are they made from wood and do people stiil wear these shoes?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Laurette, they are made of wood, and yes, some do still wear them, especially out in the fields. These look like they still have a lot of mud on them, so I sure am curious about who's using them! The house didn't look big enough for an army. smile Thanks.
Big family!
Ginnie Hart: Either that or someone has a shoe fetish, Tom. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Feb 2011, 11:21
Ouch!

Those poor trees!


[grin]
Ginnie Hart: Maybe so, Ray! smile
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 28 Feb 2011, 11:42
These are for big feet I guess.
Great shot!
Have a nice day!
Ginnie Hart: Lots of big feet, it appears, Fokkio. I have no clue why there are so many! Thanks.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Feb 2011, 12:37
oh you are so dutch smile)
Ginnie Hart: HAHA! Thank, Petra. I will take that as a compliment. smile
I guess they are left there for the rain to wash them, so much easier than a shoe rack or cupboard.
Ginnie Hart: Now that might make sense, Brian! smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 28 Feb 2011, 13:00
14-1/2 pairs? What happened to the other wayward 1/2 pair? One wonders...
Ginnie Hart: One wonders indeed, Rob!!! smile
Haha, love this one! If you were brazen, Ginnie, you could have knocked on their door and asked them about the missing shoe.
Ginnie Hart: I didn't notice the missing shoe till we got home, Beverly, but I was sorely tempted to ask about all the shoes! I was chicken. smile
Well no self respecting French Maid would wear these Ginnie , no 6 inch heel on them.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I do believe you are guilty of a one-track mind, Sir Mick. grin
They do get a bit smelly in use, one way of freshening them up !! Ha Ha.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid tells me you don't get smelly feet in wooden shoes, Martin, because there's lots of air around them. Hmmm. But then, farmers walk through cow sh**, so who knows the difference, she says. grin Makes you wonder, doesn't it. HA!
They seem to be maturing nicely smile Well seen and shot.
Ginnie Hart: Like tanning hides, John. smile Thanks.
They must feel strange to wear for the first time Ginnie..and do they make a noise when walking?..Interesting picture.
Ginnie Hart: They are strange the first time, Ron, becaue they don't bend! And yes, they make klompen sounds. smile
Lovely capture. Truely Dutch. This person either collects "klompe" or he fixes them.
Ginnie Hart: My guess is he collects them, Elsabe, because Astrid says you don't fix them...you throw them out. grin But I like the idea of a shoe-repair shop. Great idea.
I would use all the half pairs as planters grin They look great all lined up smile
Ginnie Hart: Great idea, Linda. You could even paint them to make them colorful. smile Thanks.
great image, big house
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Derek. It all makes me want to know more. I saw a man inside and wish now I had dared to knock on the door to ask.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 28 Feb 2011, 20:10
And I thought I had shoes problem smile

Are these for display?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA. They do look like they're out there on display, Maria, even though dirty. I really do wonder!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Feb 2011, 22:16
That one on the left does seem a little smaller than all the others ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Cherie. The whole display is a mystery to me. smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 28 Feb 2011, 22:20
An ambience of far far time
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Oscar. In a galaxy far, far away..... smile
These look quite authentic! You made a wonderful composition with them, as the brick and the pavers add a nice touch of textures to complement the shoes.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Doug. Accessories are the name of the game, of course. grin
Always with the closed end pointing up: rain might get in ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Wim. We're not dumb, right? grin
  • didier
  • france
  • 1 Mar 2011, 10:22
smile argh ! il en manque un !!??
hummmm!! smile
Ginnie Hart: Who knows where it is! smile Merci, Didier.
  • Mark
  • Germany
  • 1 Mar 2011, 10:23
What a great collection ....
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Mark. smile
Who's wearing the half a pair...? smile
Ginnie Hart: That's the question of the day, Larry! smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 1 Mar 2011, 15:39
Those are HUGE shoes!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Kanyi! I think they all belong to the same man! smile
Donc... il faut s'asseoir et demander la paire de notre choix. Pour moi, ce sera la petite sur la gauche. Parfait!
Ginnie Hart: Enough for all of us, Olivier. That's the fun of it. smile Merci.
  • David
  • France
  • 1 Mar 2011, 22:05
Hi Ginnie,
I don't knows the word in English for that kind of shoes, in French we says "sabots", but there's plenty of these sabots in this picture. I love this kind of shoot and you did here a great job. Very nice picture Ginnie.
Amicalement
David
Ginnie Hart: We call them wooden shoes in English and klompen in Dutch, David. They're fun, aren't they! smile Merci.
That's a lot of pairs of shoes - do they think they really need an extra? Are these wooden?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they're wooden, JP. Who knows why there are so many. A real mysatery to me!
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 2 Mar 2011, 15:30
Nice house decoration!
Ginnie Hart: Someone sure had fun with them, Didier! smile Merci.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 2 Mar 2011, 20:32
In an earlier life I worked in a Danish steelworks where wooden clogs were issued by the company. Very comfortable - until standing on hot metal cuased them to ignite...oh happy days and thanks so much for reminding me Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! The memories that pop up because of an image! I love it, George. Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 3 Mar 2011, 02:57
pretty neat capture.. smile
Ginnie Hart: It really makes you wonder, Rian, doesn't it! Thanks.
  • Quark
  • Amsterdam
  • 4 Mar 2011, 13:54
Gewoon... heel mooi.....
heerlijk "oud" Holland !
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Hans. I wonder if all the shoes belong to one person??? Bedankt.
Even more muddy footwear than in the back of my car!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Ours, too, Graeme, I'm sure. smile
Love all the shapes and textures going on here Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pamela. Someone sure was having fun!

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