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photoblog image The Reason Why I Called This Meeting

The Reason Why I Called This Meeting

 

...is because... [fill in the blank].

(during our mid-week break, of course)

 

De Markt statue in Rolde, Netherlands.

 


The Reason Why I Called This Meeting

 

...is because... [fill in the blank].

(during our mid-week break, of course)

 

De Markt statue in Rolde, Netherlands.

 


comments (47)

because everyone is standing?! Ha?
Ginnie Hart: It'll be fun to see what everyone comes up with, LC. grin Thanks for your contribution.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 9 Mar 2011, 01:23
Nice statue !
Ginnie Hart: Makes me wonder what it's about, Sidney. Thanks.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 9 Mar 2011, 04:07
Because they have to meet to see if a meeting is required Ginnie......everybody knows thatgrin....nice photo Love....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, Peter. I knew that. grin Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Mar 2011, 05:11
smile and I hear all the time that women are the ones that talk a lot....
I love the statue, I think the men are discussing about..... (I was too far away to hear grin )
Great light and colours.
Ginnie Hart: I wondered who'd notice there were no women! grin If they were all women, they'd all be facing each other, I assume. Sure wish we could figure out what this statue is about! Bedankt, MLMA.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Mar 2011, 05:23
A very peculiar piece of public art Ginnie: what on earth does it represent?
Ginnie Hart: Neither Astrid nor I have the faintest clue, Chris, and no amount of Googling has unearthed it for us. Once I figure it out, you'll be the first to know. smile Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2011, 05:29
Funny!
Ginnie Hart: I wondered if that was you, Martin! Good to see you again. Welcome back. smile
I really like this as a sculpture ... the snap aint too bad either ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Astrid and I are still trying to figure out what it's about, Richard. smile Thanks.
...because we really need to buy new uniforms! We're looking much too shabby!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Patrushka. smile
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 9 Mar 2011, 07:55
Ils prépare une manif !!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Wouldn't that be something! grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 9 Mar 2011, 08:09
I'm afraid Jim couldn't come, he can't find his cap.
Ginnie Hart: That would definitely require a meeting, Chad!
"well someone should have brought a camera"
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good point, Bill. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 9 Mar 2011, 08:24
Alzheimer's convention smile
Ginnie Hart: By the looks of it, Tony, you could be right! sad
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Mar 2011, 08:24
A special elevated group of people. They must be planning a dockyard strike.
Ginnie Hart: Now, if only they can find the dockyard! grin Good one, Louis.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Mar 2011, 08:32
Oh yes, the statue group is called De Markt (The market)
Ginnie Hart: YAAAAAY, Louis. I just Googled for it and found it...and have just added it to my text above:
e_markt_Rolde.jpg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestandgrine_markt_Rolde.jpg
Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Mar 2011, 08:44
Where are the women? Where are the young people? They should belong to the 'Burgers van Role'! In any case they are a harmonic and communicative community united by your sepia-like toning.
Ginnie Hart: Louis has just alerted me to what statue this is, Philine: De Markt. But then, surely there should be women and children there??!!
e_markt_Rolde.jpg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestandgrine_markt_Rolde.jpg
know a little this region, I went to pass 2 days to Groningen, I like your country ginnie your photo is very beautiful ...... kiss, good day...
Ginnie Hart: I love this part of The Netherlands, Pierrot! Merci.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 9 Mar 2011, 09:57
the sepia suits the statue very well Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
"...is to decide why Fred gets to have the walking stick - if one of us has a stick, all of us should have a stick. Fair shares for all!"
Ginnie Hart: You do make an important point, Tom! smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Mar 2011, 10:05
To discuss hats
Ginnie Hart: Makes sense to me, Vintage. smile
we had to get away from our wives lololol fun pic!!!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I'm sure you're right, Elaine. grin Thanks for the laugh.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Mar 2011, 10:51
"Bronzen beeldengroep van tien boeren en kooplieden." Bert Kiewiet wanted to perform the everyday life (1992), the working class...; he was influenced by Rodin..., I think he modelled also working women...
Ginnie Hart: He sure got his thought across then, Philine. WOW. Thanks.
Waiting for the pub to open I guess. Nice sculpture whatever it means.
Ginnie Hart: Between Louis and Philine, I've discovered they're 10 farmers at the market, Brian. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Be careful what you ask for, Tom, right?! grin That's fun. Thanks.
Because every body is standing and wearing a hat. Some are talking with each other while the others seem to be looking away, mabey there is disagreement at this meeting. A unique and intresting sculpture Ginnie. Would like to know what it is all about.
Ginnie Hart: Philine says the artist was depicting 10 farmers at the market ("Bert Kiewiet wanted to perform the everyday life (1992), the working class). That sure gives new meaning to it, doesn't it, Laurette! Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2011, 12:39
Your title made me laugh! What a terrific sculpture...altho it does make me think that it marks a mass grave??
Love the processing - as always!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Marcie, I can 'see' the mass grave idea. It's actually just a statue showing 10 farmers at the market, according to Bert Klewiet, the artist. smile Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Mar 2011, 13:17
is the perfect example of the new fad 'nieuw werken'. Meeting conducting while standing are considered to be more efficient.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, I attended a few of those in my time, Scarlet. Most of them were pretty boring, as I recall. UGH. smile
I like this and the tonal treatment. Some people confuse meetings with working smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure you're right, John. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Mar 2011, 13:51
Group dynamics...frozen.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Indeed, Ray. smile
"...is because, gentlemen, there's bad news - we're stuck."
Nice tones Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Uh-oh! Being stuck is not good! Good one, Sesan! smile Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2011, 17:55
hahaha, this is really funny. although i don't find the caption funny because i've been into more meetings this year than i'd like to sad
Ginnie Hart: HA! Those never-ending meetings and everyone wondering what the heck they're for! One day you'll be retired and won't have to deal with them anymore, Maria! smile
Hi Ginnie. Superb capture and very nice composition. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine.
someone has stolen 'arry's clothes and he wants them back
Ginnie Hart: Please don't look at me, FF! grin HA! I love it.
"The reason why I called this meeting is because their is not sufficent communication within our company. We all have got great ideas but without strategic planning and communication we will fail. Gentleman, I think we all need to retire and give the company to the younger boys"
Ginnie Hart: Good one, Elsabe! That would make a lot of people happy on both sides, I'm sure! smile
Very well shot! good sépia.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Mar 2011, 00:23
What a lovely statue smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherie. I think the sculptor had a lot of fun with this one. smile
There are groups of men, Ginnie, quite similar to the one shown here but minus the sporty caps, who gather every morning at our local market to discuss the vital topics of the day. They are, however, usually seated drinking coffee and playing cards.

Your processing is perfectly suited to the image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Beverly. It's fun to see the men congregating, too, similar to the women. grin
One day I am going to iron to have a walk in your country ginnie, I hope that we shall see each other, to have a coffee, a kiss kiss...
Ginnie Hart: If ever you make it here, Pierrot, we will definitely have a koffie. You can also meet Astrid, my wife. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 10 Mar 2011, 16:59
...our wives are spending to much money! grin Great challenge! smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! That's a good one, Lina...and I'm glad to see you again! smile
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2011, 18:05
LOVE the title - great shot too Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kala. smile
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 10 Mar 2011, 19:08
... because we live together on our little earth. Lovely statue and always impressive processing.
Enjoy your evening (and weekend).
PS: Sorry for not being so faithful at the moment, I just came back from my boat and leave again tomorrow for sailing.

kind Regards, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Didier, for stopping by. You just go back to your boat and don't be 'stupid' by hanging around here! grin Have a great weekend.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 10 Mar 2011, 20:40
Superb capture with a very nice texture. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine.
... Hans lost a contact lens somewhere in this park, and we need to help him find it. Good luck gentlemen!
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's a good one, Doug. grin
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 10 Mar 2011, 22:13
Fantastic shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar. Gracias.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 10 Mar 2011, 22:23
... we are all wearing the same hat and it must stop, I never wanted to be a trend setter!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I like that, Brian. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 11 Mar 2011, 01:03
lol.. it does seem like a meeting of sorts.. smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm tickled by the differing heights of the men, Rian. smile
Statue en parfaite harmonie avec ton traitement (ton style)... Superbe, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Olivier. Merci.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 12 Mar 2011, 18:55
"“Our meetings are held to discuss many problems which would never arise if we held fewer meetings”..."

Well spotted Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well said, George. smile Thanks.

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