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Rock My Boat!

 

Tot Ziens = See You Later

Outside the old City Hall museum in Gorinchem, Netherlands.

 

Tomorrow Astrid and I fly to Oslo for a week's mail-boat cruise along the fjords of the Norwegian coastline.

We'll be back the second week of April.

 

Though gone, I'm still keeping my turn at Vision and Verb on Monday, 4 April,

talking about What Rocks Your Boat.  I'll reply once I return.

 


 


Rock My Boat!

 

Tot Ziens = See You Later

Outside the old City Hall museum in Gorinchem, Netherlands.

 

Tomorrow Astrid and I fly to Oslo for a week's mail-boat cruise along the fjords of the Norwegian coastline.

We'll be back the second week of April.

 

Though gone, I'm still keeping my turn at Vision and Verb on Monday, 4 April,

talking about What Rocks Your Boat.  I'll reply once I return.

 


 


comments (74)

  • Paule
  • US
  • 30 Mar 2011, 01:03
Interesting statues.

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Ginnie Hart: I would have to agree with you, Paule. grin
How strange, interesting though. enjoy the fjords, one day I may take the trip as well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Les. We're quite excited!
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 30 Mar 2011, 01:24
dang.. those are some creepy statues there.. nice catch..
Ginnie Hart: HA! They're actually pretty tame, Rian. grin Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Mar 2011, 01:48
Beautiful find, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: They're just two blocks from where I live, Ray, so they've become my friends. smile Thanks.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 30 Mar 2011, 02:13
They are quite creepy lol. Like the rusty look.
Ginnie Hart: Creepy but harmless, Etomi. smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Mar 2011, 03:01
Well spotted and captured.Have a great cruise sound like a great thing to do
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage. You can imagine how excited we are! smile
Oh! Is Oslo - Bergen? then you go back on board the Hurtigruten coastal express to Kirkenes? A beautiful trip I made ​​this trip several times before m'enbarquer in Longyearbyen on Svalbard for the ride on a ice-breaker! I wish you a wonderful trip and Ginnie and Astrid goodbye to this strange little man full of light!!
Ginnie Hart: We fly to Oslo for a long weekend, Mathilde, with blogger friends. Then we fly to Kirkenes on Monday and will take the cruise to Bergen, going North to South. It should be gorgeous. We can hardly wait! I love that you already know what we will see. smile No dogsled excursions this time of the year, though. sad
  • SAVO
  • United States
  • 30 Mar 2011, 05:44
You and your eye Ginnie. Wow!
Have a good trip smile
Ginnie Hart: They are only 2 blocks from where we live, SAVO, so they've become good friends. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Mar 2011, 06:46
32 hours, 1920 minutes, 115200 seconds........ but who is counting... grin
I only saw bits ans pieces of the Lord of the Ring movies, these creatures remind me of that movie....
It gives me a smile, for those two little rascals are out of reach of anybody, it is like they stole apples and wave to the shop owner... grin...
Love the treatment, 2 more workdays and then 'Norway here we come' smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: Two little rascals, indeed. I love your description of them, MLMA. They do seem a bit sheepish about something. grin

We'll be on that plane before we know it!
Creepy bunch, reminds me of Lord of the Ring or Harry Potter characters
Ginnie Hart: Exactly as Astrid said, Marion. You both are on the same page about them. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Mar 2011, 07:22
I hope you have an enjoyable break Ginnie. What funny little statues!
Ginnie Hart: We are so ready, Chris. Thanks for your wishes.
Haughtiness, I like this kind(genre) of sculptures, I often make photos as that there the teinne is very beautiful soft kiss attractive ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: They're waving directly at you, Pierrot. smile Merci.
That is a bit of fun, well spotted Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: i love when someone thinks these things up, Chad. Life is too short otherwise. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Mar 2011, 07:48
Haha- na, ik denk maar eens dat het niet mocht moeilijk zijn om tegen deze beiden 'grausliche' oldies 'Tot Ziens' te zeggen - ik wens jullie een prachtige, gelukkige reis! I heard of this mail- boat- cruise (Hurtig line?) - it must be wonderful like a dream voayage (I don't know anybody who was not enthousiast about it!)
Ginnie Hart: We already know two others who have taken this trip, Philine, so we know how wonderful it is. And it's almost in our backyard, relatively speaking (remember that I'm from America!). Thanks for your travel wishes. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 30 Mar 2011, 07:58
mail boat cruise, never heard of that!!! well i'm sure you two will have a grand time smile bon voyage!! oh and Silvia DOES have a big family lol
Ginnie Hart: It should be a memory of a lifetime, Elaine. We really are excited about it. Thank you. I will compare it to the big cruises I've been on in my past life...but probably no comparison. 500 passengers sound good, compared to 3-4000. smile
Have a good holiday Ladies.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. We totalloy expect to. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Mar 2011, 08:22
Odd looking varmints but they make a good image. enjoy your trip
Ginnie Hart: Little rascals, Tony. grin Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 30 Mar 2011, 09:02
have fun, and bring lots of photos to show us
Ginnie Hart: As we say, Chantal, do bears poop in the woods?! grin
I had to laugh when I saw this figures Ginnie, they both look friendly
Ginnie Hart: They are cute little rascals, Stanley, just two blocks away from where we live. smile Thanks for stopping by and commenting. WELCOME TO SC.
Funny shot! A greeting.
Ginnie Hart: Can't help but smile whenever I see them, Pedro. smile Gracias.
  • didier
  • france
  • 30 Mar 2011, 09:39
une étrange presence sur ce rebord de mur !!!
excellente image !
bon WE à vous deux !!smile
Ginnie Hart: They're always fun to see, Didier, and always in a cheery mood two blocks away from where we live. smile Merci.
I've never seen such statues. i find them very interesting. Have a great vacation!
Ginnie Hart: Don't you love what people come up with, Mary. What would the world be like without this kind of humor! Thanks for your travel wishes.
Have a great time you two, I guess we will see some memorable photos from such a beautiful trip.
Ginnie Hart: We will both have so many pictures, Brian, we probably won't know where to start! smile Thanks.
Its like they are waving see you later too! Have a fantastic holiday! smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Linda. That's why I dedcided to use this image. smile Thanks.
Love 'em - it seems to be an appropriate comment on local government smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I hadn't thought of that yet, Tom. smile
Beautiful statues Ginnie and it goes so well with your caption of Totziens (waving goodbye). Well spotted. You and Astrid must have a great time on the boat and have a wonderful time photographing. Bon Voyage !!!!
Ginnie Hart: We are so excited, Laurette. It will be a memory of a lifetime. Thank you.
A fabulously amusing image Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pamela. smile They always make me smile...just 2 bocks away from where we live.
A mischievous pair by the look of them Ginnie. Have a wonderful time on your cruise and look forward to seeing the pics
Ginnie Hart: I'm curious now about why they're there, Janet. Hmmm. Something to check on once we get back. smile Thanks.
Bon voyage! smilesmilesmilesmile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thank you, Bill. smile
Great fun, Ginnie! These two little sprites looking down on everyone and cheekily waving at passersby! grin
Ginnie Hart: You nailed it, Alex. grin
  • Ken
  • United States
  • 30 Mar 2011, 14:51
So whimiscal. So freaky. Ha! I still like. What an eye you have Miss Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: And I just left you a comment saying rhe same thing, Sir Ken. Good eye! Thanks. I love that people have fun creating such things for the world.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 30 Mar 2011, 15:23
Another great one Ginnie....my brothers and me spent a lot oh time on the veranda rooftop lol....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: You little rascal, you, Peter. grin Thanks.
  • Glo
  • United States
  • 30 Mar 2011, 16:41
Oh how cool! lovely capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Glo. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 30 Mar 2011, 17:27
Have a really nice trip!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Frida. And to think we'll be not that far away from you!
Are you on the rigt and Astrid on the left ?. I hope you are not going to look like this when you get back from your cruise. Enjoy, have fun, eat and drink as much as you can. Take plenty photos and we will see you back on SC in a week.
Ginnie Hart: Astrid and I laughed so hard over coming back looking like these characters, Elsabe. Thanks for that. We're actually hoping we'll have some sun while we're gone! And yes, we'll try not to be thinking too much about gaining weight and just enjoy ourselves...for a memory of a lifetime! We'll both take enough photos to sink the ship, I'm sure. grin
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 30 Mar 2011, 20:33
Etrange esculpture...in the dark i don't Like
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! They are very tame, Oscar...just little rascals, that's all. grin
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 30 Mar 2011, 20:46
Hi Ginnie. Superb photo with a very nice texture. Have a lovely evening. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
If Gandhi had grandchildren, I wonder what would they look like...

Enjoy your smorrebrod!
Spare some for these poor kids. wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! I can see the connection, LC. grin I have a feeling we're gonna enjoy everything. Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Mar 2011, 22:49
They look like they're up to no good - positively impish!
Ginnie Hart: They're always up to no good, Ingrid, and then they turn around and look so sheepishly at you as you pass by. smile Just 2 blocks away from where we live.
Great statues, no concerns about health and safety smile Sounds like a nice idea for a cruise, have a great time Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: They weather all the storms of life quite well, John. smile Thanks for the travel wishes.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Mar 2011, 23:40
What a delightful sculpture(s) in such an unexpected place smile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Cherie. So fun to see them every time we pass by. I always make sure they're still there (2 blocks away from where we live).
  • crash
  • United States
  • 31 Mar 2011, 03:06
eek! creepy!!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! They're actually very tame, Dennis. grin
I think they are waving goodbye to you. I hope you locked your door before you took off for a week; these fellows look like they could get into mischief in your flat while you are away!
Ginnie Hart: When we leave a few hours from now, Patrushka, we will definitely lock the door. Actually, it happens to automatically lock when we close it so we need to make sure we remember our key! smile Thanks a million.
Hey, the one on the left looks like me!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! I love it, Michael. grin
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 31 Mar 2011, 06:42
elle respire la joie ces statuettes
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Rem. Lots of joy and humor in the midst of their daily life! Merci.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 31 Mar 2011, 07:07
Wow, that's a dream-trip. It's on our wishlist too.
Have a great time!
Nice shot this is, by the way smile
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokkio. You can imagine how excited we are!
See you later Ginnie. Can't wait to see your photos from the cruise. Bon voyage!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. We can't wait either. grin
Des lignes et des ombres bien droites. Des personnages modelés et presque vivants. Un beau contraste et un beau cadrage.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Olivier. Merci.
what a wonderful statues, really couriouse but very very interesting, nice work Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Little rascals, Fabrizio. smile Grazie.
Very cool little gargoyley things. I'd have to laugh looking up and seeing these little fellas. Somebody sure needs to feed them!
Ginnie Hart: I smile at them every time I go by, Mark, just 2 blocks from where we live. Little rascals! Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 31 Mar 2011, 14:23
Oh..these little guys are terrific! Great find!
Ginnie Hart: They tickle me to death, Marcie, just 2 blocks from where we live. smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 31 Mar 2011, 14:57
Bon voyage, have a wonderful trip!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. And now I'm pulling the plug...and off we go. smile See you later.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 31 Mar 2011, 22:48
I hope you and Astrid have a fabulous holiday Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kala. We're in Oslo right now...before our cruise. smile
Awesome capture, great composition! Beautiful and warm light!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andrei.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 1 Apr 2011, 19:14
Hi Ginnie and Astrid....i thought that i would see if you are able to reply to my comment from your luxurious week's Oslo's mail-boat cruise.....you said that you were going to take Astrid on a cruise.....is this it???smile
Have a ball ....i am looking forward to fabulous photos of the fjords not just pictures....petergrin
Ginnie Hart: Peter, we're in Oslo right now for a long weekend, staying with blogger friends from 6 years now. Tomorrow we will fly to Kirkenes for the start of our cruise, north to south for 6 days. In the meantime, we're seeing many of the sights in Oslo. Thanks for checking in on us. smile
Hope you have a great time!
A nice one to wave you good-bye.
Ginnie Hart: We're having a long weekend in Oslo with blogger friends right now, Wim, before we fly to Kirkened tomorrow for our 6-day cruise. In the meantime, we're seeing lots of Oslo sights. smile
Look like modern gargoyles.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, PixeLuz. smile Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 1 Apr 2011, 22:44
I never realised you guys had commissioned your own sculptures.

Great pic to go with the Norwegian sojourn, hope you both have a wonderful time - and the fish suppers that you wrote about!
Ginnie Hart: We've already had wonderful fish, George, and we haven't even started our cruise. smile Thanks.
this is wonderful and the shadows and lines are also excellent!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.
Impresionante el tono que le has dado y el detalle.

Buen disparo

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bernardo.
  • noel
  • France
  • 3 Apr 2011, 10:24
nice statues and great tones
I like it
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Noel. Merci.
  • Foto'S
  • Poland
  • 3 Apr 2011, 14:14
WOW! Great picture. Have a nice day!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Foto'S.
Ginnie is story to the effect that this? why is there two statues there? nice composition.
Ginnie Hart: These are art forms sitting on the outside of our museum, Bram. Too cute, right?! smile Thanks.
it really is unfair. do you notice how fat the pigeons are? they don't share their bounty with the gorgoyles. but honestly, i suspect gorgoyles eat pigeons when nobody is looking. and of course, pigeon poo is probably a delicacy. but still, since we feed the pigeons, one would think they'd be generous with their stoned friends...
Ginnie Hart: It makes sense to me, Seraphine. Too bad not everyone is so enlightened! smile
  • Jakki
  • United States
  • 6 Apr 2011, 04:39
The detail on the ribs and toes is amazing!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Jakki. I had to see it on the big screen to believe it. Thanks.
fantastic shot! What a composition .

*bows down
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rainboy.
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Apr 2011, 15:44
Cute - and so unusual. Thanks for this shot.
Ginnie Hart: They do bring a smile whenever I pass them, Debb. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Apr 2011, 12:26
They look mischievous, skinny ribs notwithstanding. Enjoy your time away.
Ginnie Hart: They definitely have something up their proverbial sleeves, Louis. smile We had a great time away but it's now good to be back. Thanks.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 9 Apr 2011, 16:45
Wow so detailed and unique! Very cool find!
Ginnie Hart: Definitely unique, Andy. smile Thanks.
Una escultura muy divertida, muy bien vista!!

Besos!!
Ginnie Hart: They sure are characters, MA. smile Gracias.
Wonderful image Ginnie. Hope you and Astrid have a great cruise. I'm sure you will, enjoy!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John. We had a GREAT sea voyage but are glad to be back. Now I have to figure out why your link isn't working! sad
  • tede
  • France
  • 11 Apr 2011, 22:17
Great picture, they at least they are not afraid of heightssmile Bon voyage Ginnie, soon.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good point, Tede. grin Merci.
Well spotted - I like these two, even if they look a bit scary in my opinion. Hope you had a great trip and experienced some of the great weather we had this weekend (at least in Oslo).
Ginnie Hart: A bit scary and too impish, Aksel, if you ask me. smile

We had a fabulous trip with all kinds of weather, but our last day, on Monday, was spectacular...the perfect way to end our trip! The only too-bad thing was that we didn't get to meet you. Maybe there'll be another chance!
  • Arash
  • Dubai
  • 17 Apr 2011, 13:07
Awesome!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Arash. smile

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