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Two for the Road

 

 You never know when you'll need an extra pair!

Den Burg market, Texel Island, Netherlands



Two for the Road

 

 You never know when you'll need an extra pair!

Den Burg market, Texel Island, Netherlands



comments (43)

Great arrangement of such lovely wooden shoes. Wonder how comfortable they are. Interesting shot Ginnie, like how well made these shoes appear!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John. There are some people who actually still wear wooden shoes, especially out in the fields. Astrid says people who wear them have good foot muscles and hardly ever have problems with their feet. She wore them her junior year in high school, just to be different. smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2011, 01:32
cool composition. i want one of those.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Maria. If ever you come over, I'm sure someone would love to sell you a pair. smile
Are those your strutting shoes Ginnie... nice shot....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: More like Astrid's, Peter, truth be known. She wore some her entire junior year in high school, just to be different. HA! Thanks.
  • 'Lara
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2011, 02:26
you really never know when you need an extra pair
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Lara! Thanks.
Those are really neat looking shoes!
Ginnie Hart: They're good for your feet, Rags. grin Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Nov 2011, 06:31
This is Dutchish indeed, Chad! And one klompje voor thuis?
Ginnie Hart: I bet in their day people DID have a pair for every situation, Philine. A whole closet full of them. smile Bedankt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Nov 2011, 06:35
Ever worn them Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: HA! For a few minutes at a time, Chris, yes. Can you imagine wearing them for an entire year in high school as Astrid did! smile
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 9 Nov 2011, 07:32
The tradicional shoes of NL. Nice focus!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Oscar. Gracias.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Nov 2011, 07:40
This is a fabulous picture, LOVE love the treatment.
Great title smile
These are the 'normal' klompen/woodenshoes, people will wear. I have a pair and they are realy worn. The feet have to get used to walking in them though, people wearing wooden shoes have very good feet-muscles.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. Actually, what you've written reminds me of the Dr. Scholl's sandals I wore for years and years. Very good for the feet:
http://www.zappos.com/dr-scholls-original-2-0-chinchilla-tan. I had at least 3 differnt pairs of different colors. I loved them! So, we both were rebels in our time, I see. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Nov 2011, 08:12
Great image and "klompen" -what a fantastic word!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anne, and YES. KLOMPEN. A great word. smile
Clogs were worn in the Lancashire mills and as they were on their feet all day they must have been comfortable
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bill. My version would be the Dr. Scholl's sandals I wore for years!
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Nov 2011, 08:55
I like the angle you have used here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Lisl.
Cuckoo my favorite ginnie, after my shoes, here is your clogs(hoofs), in a beautiful light, I kiss you, and wishes you a beautiful day, a beautiful lady of the North one day, I shall go up to see you, you will see...
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Pierrot. It won't surprise me at all if one day we do indeed meet! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2011, 09:27
Oh...I just love these! What fun - just as I imagine dutch clogs to look like!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Marcie, and to think people actually wear them! grin Thanks. Our parallel in America might be Dr. Scholl's sandals, which I wore for years. Does that mean I was always a Dutch girl at heart? smile
I love the spiral design. Nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Mary. Thanks.
what a great use of texture here Ginnie. I love the photo. Not so much a clog wearing person, never been
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. Not many wear clogs nowadays, for sure, except maybe in the fields?
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Nov 2011, 10:35
I like the shine of the light
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage. It was a beautiful morning at market.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Nov 2011, 10:35
I like this conversion. Like it was done by Rembrandt.

So when is Astrid going to blog a picture of you walking with clogs?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Louis. Astrid says she can make it happen...me in clogs. grin HA!
At first glimpse I thought it was a box of bananas!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Not far off the track, Tom. smile
Ha! I used to do Irish Dancing in Scotland. wink
Wonder what would it feel like wearing these hard Dutch clogs to dance. grin
Ginnie Hart: I can picture it, LC. The clogs would make for a great klomping dance! smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Nov 2011, 11:21
I can't imagine they would be very comfortable but they make a fine picture with the light glowing on them.
Ginnie Hart: If you've ever heard of the Dr. Scholl's sandals, Ingrid, you'd get a close proximation of what clogs are like. I wore those sandals for years, but you definitely have to acquire a "taste" for them. smile
Chris has asked my question and you've already answered it. I guess they would be quite uncomfortable to wear for long periods unless one grew up wearing them like Astrid did.
Ginnie Hart: You definitely have to get used to them, Brian. Astrid clearly did during her junior year of high school. HA! I wonder if she could wear them now with ease? smile
Vey nice picture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Victoria.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 9 Nov 2011, 15:21
Gorgeous capture, Ginnie! I want a pair too! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sil. I'll save a pair for you. smile
I guess you would get used to them if you started young enough but I find my feet get more picky as the years go by. I also had some Scholl's when fairly young and remember getting on very well with them. Love your picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Aha. So something else we have in common, Janet! I love it. Thanks. You're so good about reading other comments and/or replies!
Stunning image, I wish I could replace my old worn down pair of leather topped clogs they were so warm to wear.
Ginnie Hart: WOW! I guess you would be up on these, Martin! I love it. smile
  • Ahmad
  • Iran
  • 9 Nov 2011, 17:12
I think in the past when they wanted to punish someone they enforced him/her to wear these kind of shoes
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You may be right, Ahmad. grin
  • Alan
  • Somewhere in Northumberland
  • 9 Nov 2011, 17:33
This shouts "HOLLAND". I can image that they may take a little time to get used to but privided you don;t want to go on long hikes, for example, they may be quite comfortable and good for the feet.
Ginnie Hart: Very good and healthy for the feet, Alan, according to Astrid. It's a work shoe...definitely not for hiking. smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2011, 18:08
Nice shoes.

Paule
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www.apulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Easy for you to say, Paule. grin
Do they float? smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Larry, they do, says Astrid, as long as you aren't standing in them! grin
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Nov 2011, 23:59
I think one of those pairs has my name on it smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'll save it for you, Cherry. smile
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 10 Nov 2011, 03:09
those are cute patterns drawn there.. nicely captured.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 10 Nov 2011, 09:02
I have always wondered just how uncomfortable clogs must be Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: When you get used to them, Chad, I hear they're the perfect thing...like for work!
  • tede
  • Germany
  • 10 Nov 2011, 09:20
Superb these clogs! I remember that my grandfather wore. Beautiful pictures. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: I love that there are so many people who love clogs, Tede. Many swear by them, especially the half-clogs they wear in America. Merci.
Nice capture, good tones!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mats.
A very nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Otto, for stopping by and commenting.
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Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You're a sweetheart, l'Angevine. Merci.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 11 Nov 2011, 17:17
magnifique !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie.
Klompen, ja? And tell me - is that where our English expression "clomping around" comes from? I suspect so.

I've danced in them, at the festival in the Dutch town near to us in Iowa. Ohhhhhh.... Fun, but you have to fit them properly! I'll send you a pic.
Ginnie Hart: I knew we had Dutch enclaves in Michigan, Linda, but in Iowa?? Who would have known. I just told Astrid and we both got excited.

Clomping around makes sense to me...so Dutch, yes. In Holland, MI, they have a Tulip Festival in May each year and have clogging dances. My SIL and nieces take part every year. No fun at all if the clogs don't fit, I'm sure! We hope to see them this next May when we're at the cottage. I'll take pictures for you. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 15 Nov 2011, 00:02
It's not hard to guess where this lovely, iconic little shot was taken...
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, George. smile Thanks.
oooh clogs! you look so painful!
Ginnie Hart: But somewone's got to wear them, Dennis. smile
  • Penny
  • back home at last
  • 16 Nov 2011, 00:32
Love this pic, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Penny.
Ginnie, I keep coming back to this shot. I like it. nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, John. Thank you!

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