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photoblog image Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy Birthday, Mom

 

In loving memory of my mom who would have been 104 today, born in 1916!

She absolutely LOVED archaeological digs like this and would have wanted to be in on this one.

I'm standing on our 2nd floor apartment walkway taking this photo of the activity next to our building

before new houses are about to be built.  The archaeological society here in Gorinchem, NL, ends their discovery 

of this medieval cloister today before it will all be covered up, maybe never to be seen again.

 

Please check out Astrid's image to find out more....

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Mom

 

In loving memory of my mom who would have been 104 today, born in 1916!

She absolutely LOVED archaeological digs like this and would have wanted to be in on this one.

I'm standing on our 2nd floor apartment walkway taking this photo of the activity next to our building

before new houses are about to be built.  The archaeological society here in Gorinchem, NL, ends their discovery 

of this medieval cloister today before it will all be covered up, maybe never to be seen again.

 

Please check out Astrid's image to find out more....

 

 

 

comments (27)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 26 Jun 2020, 00:09
Splendid tones accompanied by great selective coloring! A fitting tribute to your mother. I guess this means a lot of noise will be forthcoming soon from this site. Get those earplugs out. Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Steven, and yes, indeed, about the noise. The good news is that the poles for the foundation will NOT be pounded in (but screwed in) because of the damage that would have done to our old building.
Joli travail de désaturation. Je suppose que ta maman aurait apprécié.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine. I made the workers stand out to honor my mom, so I hope she has a smile. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Jun 2020, 01:06
Fascinating stuff to have right next to you, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Ray. You can especially imagine the thrill this is for Astrid, but also for me.
Happy Birthday!!! This is a great birthday card for her... and for all time to come... As you say, it may never be seen again!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. While we're all glad that at least this much was uncovered, you can imagine how upset the archaeologists are that they can't continue until they've exhausted their efforts...and that the site can't be left for posterity!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jun 2020, 04:25
Fascinating isn't it Ginnie, a real window into an unknown past
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Chris, and right at our fingertips!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jun 2020, 04:50
104, that would have been quite the celebration, Ginnie and I would love to have met her. I so like this overview and the selective colouring. You captured the real die-hards here. The man in orange with the camera is the leader-archaeologist. Yellow are the volunteers of which those two ladies sitting down are the real hard workers. The left lady uncovered the basis for the windmill all by herself. This is quite unique and we have the front seats here.
Ginnie Hart: By the time this is all covered back up, Astrid, I think you could document this with photos and text even better than the archaeologists/volunteers!
Nicely done Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frank.
Joyeux anniversaire à ta maman
Dommage qu'on ne laisse pas ce cloitre ainsi pour que tout le monde puisse le voie , souvenir d'un passé interessant ..
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine, and exactly. This could have become a protected site for the years to comer for people to learn more about the history here where we live.
Moving tribute to your mama Ginnie. And very nice choice that black and white with just a little color that reminds us that life is there for others when our parents flew away to I don't know what planet. Have a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: What beautiful words, Marie. Thank you very much!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jun 2020, 06:08
Oh, my mother was born in 1915, one generation. I am fascinated by such discoveries. Hopefully, the new buildings will be a delight for your eyes.
Ginnie Hart: So, your mom was a year older than mine, Philine! Don't you wonder if maybe that have met each other by now!!! And yes, the new buildings/homes will be something else. (sigh)
You had a ringside seat at this uncovering of history Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It was such a good vantage point, Bill, that the chief photographer sometimes came us to join us!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 26 Jun 2020, 06:26
Excellent N&B
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere+in+deep+space
  • 26 Jun 2020, 07:40
It seems sad that it is to be covered up, but it might never have been found and all the work and research will be recorded. So we should be grateful. My mother was born in 1911 just a few years older than yours Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many of our mothers could have a Shutterchance meetup on our behalf, Chad. Wouldn't that be a grand idea! But yes, what a bitter-sweet work/research here where we live. We can certainly be glad we got to witness it!
Leuk de gekleurde mannetjes in je architectonische plaatje
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Marjolein, isn't it! Bedankt.
  • willy
  • Belgium
  • 26 Jun 2020, 10:08
goed om je moeder hier te herdenken Ginnie..

een fraaie opname met deze selectieve kleuren...

het geeft een mooi overzicht van deze archeologische site

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Willy. I was happy to have my mom in mind while processing this image.
My maternal great grand father passed away at the age of 103 in tropical Malaysia.

Did you know people who live close to the equator tend to age quicker? Plus, tropical diseases are way more common there than temperate regions. So, to be able to reach 100 there is already a feat.

Oh, but you no longer get a personal birthday telegram from the Queen when you reach 100 in Malaysia. Do you also get similar birthday message from the White House when you reach 100?
Ginnie Hart: In the Netherlands the mayor of your city visits you when you turn 100, LC. But do you want to live till you're 100? I've decided I would like to live to 86 but you'd laugh at the reason!
  • Andy
  • Canada
  • 26 Jun 2020, 12:15
Well done. Interesting mixture of colour and B&W.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Andy. I only wanted to highlight the archaeologists, Andy, because of my mom!
Keep us posted! I love this kind of hidden history. It's the Indiana Jones in me.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that...Indiana Jones!
What a fitting birthday card. You must have been short of eyes watching this go on.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Care. You should have seen Astrid!!!
My Dad was also born in 1916, September, though. I love, love, love the selective color here. Friendship
Ginnie Hart: I guess we're all aging ourselves, Ruthie. HA! Thanks.
A fine shot with the colour popping added. What a shame this will all dissapear, much better would have been a nice area of garden. One looses track of how old our parents would be now, I've just worked out my Dad would have been 112 in March and my Mum would have been 111 exactly 51 weeks later, and Dad was her only ever boyfriend, how lovely is that.
Ginnie Hart: As I just told Ruthie, Brian, we're all aging ourselves! smile
A would've be: Happy birthday to your mum, Ginnie smile
Very impressive image, I looked earlier on FB!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin!
i like your selective composition Ginnie... leaving the workers in colour...
remembering your Mother's Birthday is a nice memorial to her....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
That is excellent and a perfect accompaniment to Astrid's shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
What a great gift to pay tribute to your mom who was passionate about archeology
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Yoshimi.
  • Louis
  • South+Africa
  • 27 Jun 2020, 19:57
In real life, many cities stand on top of what is left over from previous ages. In the mean time it was a great opportunity for the Arch. society to have a go at discovering and documenting something from the past.

I like the 'highlighting' that you have done.
Ginnie Hart: The pity about this, Louis, is that the archaeologists here had wanted to start this dig back in February but were not given the go-ahead. Just think about what MORE they could have discovered if they had had the opportunity!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 28 Jun 2020, 01:47
That's really amazing. Hard to believe it may never be seen again.I like your treatment of the b/w with modern workpeople.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bonnie. Sadly, it's all covered up now, ready for the new houses to be built. sad

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