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We Are Fam-i-ly!


Those of you familiar with the underground Metro in Brussels, Belgium, surely know about the fabulous "art gallery" there.
This is one of the 7 terracotta groupings at the Stuyvenbergh stop close to Mini Europe.

Every time I see this image I start singing the Sister Sledge song,
We Are Family.
That's how I feel about our SC/photoblog community!

We Are Fam-i-ly!


Those of you familiar with the underground Metro in Brussels, Belgium, surely know about the fabulous "art gallery" there.
This is one of the 7 terracotta groupings at the Stuyvenbergh stop close to Mini Europe.

Every time I see this image I start singing the Sister Sledge song,
We Are Family.
That's how I feel about our SC/photoblog community!

comments (36)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Jan 2009, 00:36
This wonderful how big are they?
Ginnie Hart: They are life-sized, Vintage. You really do a double-take as the Metro passes this stop. I was so intrigued that I went back again the next day to get out and take pictures.
cool shot Ginnie. It's an interesting bit of sculpture. Are they lifesized?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Dawn, they are life-sized. You really do pay attention when you pass them. I actually went back the next day and got out to take pictures! Thanks.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 26 Jan 2009, 01:02
Another excellent photo, sister Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You just made my day, Bro! smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 Jan 2009, 02:08
Nice shot Ginnie, must be an amazing place to wander around.
Tony
Ginnie Hart: I actually went back the next day to take pictures of all 7 groups. Here's a post I did of them on my other blog:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2008/07/stuyvenbergh-stop.html

And now I know your real name. smile Thanks, Tony.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Jan 2009, 02:30
Superb shot, Ginnie.

Your presentation is top-notch, here!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • rian
  • Mobile, AL
  • 26 Jan 2009, 04:43
woah.. this kind of art definitely trumps the graffiti of nyc subways.. lol! nice shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: It really is amazing, Rian. Ive never seen anything like it in my life. Here's a link to the rest of the statues at that stop:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2008/07/stuyvenbergh-stop.html
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 26 Jan 2009, 04:44
Very interesting and so beautifully captured...again with those wonderful subtle colors.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Sherri. Thank you.
  • Martial
  • Malaysia
  • 26 Jan 2009, 04:48
You are surprising me ginnie ! Brussels ! Which contry will be the next step of your vision ? I hqve never been in brussel metro (always for working). A family you said ... Lot of people are thinkin that since obama election, world is a promessing family !!! On blog, it's a different sort of family but sharing at least pictures value. Remind me next time I'll be in brussel to take the metro and some great shots !
Ginnie Hart: If ever I go back one day, Martial, I will spend a day in the Metro to get out and see every stop that has art...every stop being different altogether. It's quite amazing.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jan 2009, 05:11
When this fabulous picture shows on my screen, lots of thoughts and memories came into my mind, we were there together on 'picture hunt, we passed this station and the next day you wnet back, first....the lighting and everything in this picture is perfect....secondly, I totally agree with your saying that 'We are family' the support we all get and give to each other is enormous, it started out with pictures, now it is about the persons behind all of those well taken pictures.
Thanks for the memory, mijn vriend smile
Ginnie Hart: I had to go back, Astrid, and capture all 7 groupings, as you know. I had never seen anything like it in my life! Dank je wel, lieve vriend. You've already seen this, but here it is again:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2008/07/stuyvenbergh-stop.html
j'aime beaucoup cet art et ta façon de le photographier
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear O-P. You, too, are part of the family! smile
I confess I was totally unaware of this. Super shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I've never seen anything like it in my life, Bill. Here's a link to the other 6 groupings at that same stop:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2008/07/stuyvenbergh-stop.html
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 26 Jan 2009, 08:38
This must be something to see live. Are they standing opposite the platform as if they were standing on their own platform waiting for the train? Love this image!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Frida, they are standing on one side of the platform. There are 4 groupings on one side and 3 on the other, as seen at this post on my other blog back in July:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2008/07/stuyvenbergh-stop.html
  • Aussie
  • Hot and Humid and wet Brisbane
  • 26 Jan 2009, 08:57
Wow, to think they are lifesized. Beautifully presented.
Have to agree you do start to feel like you know each other on SC
Ginnie Hart: And especially once you meet each other, as I have both you and Vintage, it REALLY feels like family, Aussie. smile
they look a bit stiff... lol
Ginnie Hart: They've been waiting for the train for a long time, Chantal! grin
I thought from the thumb that this was the British Royal family doing one of their routine displays on the balcony of Buckingham Palace... but this so much better. richard
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, there is definitely a British connection, Richard, it does appear. smile Thanks.
Excellent shot Ginnie. I like your presentation!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2009, 12:15
everytime i see this image i start to sing edelweiss tongue
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! You just gave me a good laugh, DrAW. grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jan 2009, 12:19
Lovely memories for you- and a fine sculpture I never heard of before- the British people loving their royal family might be pleased of in a personal way! Good that you have added the link in order to inform us exactly. Very fine your words are again- yes, it is a wonder that there have grown up some personal-familiar feelings whilst we are looking at some pics -although we never have seen the most members of the community! All pics and words are speaking a human language!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, very lovely memories from when Astrid and I first saw this on our way to Mini Europe. I went back the next day to get off the Metro and take pictures. I made a post on my other blog about all 7 groupings at this stop:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2008/07/stuyvenbergh-stop.html
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2009, 12:45
Fantastic capture of a fantastic sculpture. For a moment I was sure that these people were real. Love the illulsion. WOW!
Ginnie Hart: You get the feeling that they are waiting for the train, Marcie...but maybe they're a bit too organized for that? grin Thanks. You DO take a second look when you pass them by!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jan 2009, 13:44
I got all my sisters and me, I love that song Ginnie.
This is very true SC is a great community of friends all over the world.smile
We are in each others homes every daysmile
Great memory Musketeer.smile
Ginnie Hart: Especially after the last few days without SC, we really ARE family, Tracy! Thanks for being there, Musketeer!
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2009, 14:21
This is cool, Ginnie. Can't blame you for returning for the shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jennie. One day I'd like to go back!
I've been to Brussels but not the Metro so didn't see these, what an unusual sculpture. I did get to see the little boy statue that "wees" every few minutes, highly entertaining.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Brian. THAT little boy is ABOVE ground, though. grin If ever you return, do take the Metro just to see what you can!
  • david
  • United States
  • 26 Jan 2009, 15:28
i've been to brussels twice but never heard of or seen these. fascinating.
Ginnie Hart: You have to head out to the end of the line on the way to Mini Europe, David. Well worth the stop!
Thank you Ginnie: the Belgians have always been somewhat of a mystery to me. I've travelled on ttheir Metro & remember it as being clean & punctual
Ginnie Hart: One day I'd like to get to know their country a bit more, especially since it's so close to the Netherlands!
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 31 Jan 2009, 11:49
Hi Ginnie, incredible shot. Your treatment is realy first class - so sharp .. like your work very much
Ginnie Hart: You always make my day, Klaus. Thanks!
great shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Olivier.
That is a lovely shot of a beautiful piece of art.
It is nice to see that the ailing Shutterchance is on the mend.
Ginnie Hart: It's always hard on our SC family when we're down, Michael, so it's very nice to be back. Thanks for being there with us.
I love seeing the world through your eyes! You have your eyes and your heart wide open for beauty. So glad SC is back up and running! It would have been terrible to lose touch with everyone!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. You're so sweet, Patrushka. Yes, it's good to be back and on track again! Definitely.
  • Judy
  • So Calirornia - United States
  • 1 Feb 2009, 09:08
Ginnie, Was intrigued when you posted photos of the statues before and am once again. Are any of them supposed to be specific people do you know? Really amazing - and as always great photo work by you!
Ginnie Hart: You really do feel there's a real story behind every person here, don't you, Judy. It wouldn't surprise me at all! Thanks for stopping by again. It always means the world to me.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2009, 20:26
beautiful models shown here! interesting take!
Ginnie Hart: It's like a family portrait, Liang, isn't it!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Feb 2009, 21:01
So you have gone underground now with your blog. You can come up now - most stuff is working.

Great picture and presentation.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Kinda like Groundhog Day, right? smile (Don't ask me why I thought of that, Louis!) Thanks.
  • claire
  • Calgary
  • 1 Feb 2009, 23:37
interesting shot Ginnie. are they large sculptures?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Claire, they're life-sized. It's like a family portrait, isn't it!
Wow! I wish I'd taken the undeground! This is fantastic!
Ginnie Hart: The next time you're there, Martie, get an all-day pass and ride up and down the entire Metro system, getting out at different stops to take pictures. That's what I plan to do the next time I go back! smile
This is fabulous, Ginnie. Public art is one of my passions. I like this as the sculptures are each so different, obviously sculpted by different people. Glad you showed us, your other family.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Mary, I think there was one artist for this whole "portrait." Can you image how long that would have taken?!!! Or do you mean all 7 groupings? You may be right about that.
je ne connais pas, mais tes photos donnent envie d'aller voir quand je serai chez ma fille dans les Ardennes.
bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: I hope you have a chance to see this, Claude. You won't be disappointed. Have a good trip!
  • Thomas
  • Australia
  • 3 Feb 2009, 15:17
WOW...beautiful image. I like the extra wide angle composition Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It is an amazing stop on the Metro line, Thomas. You'd have a heyday with your camera. smile

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