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photoblog image If the Shoe fits...

If the Shoe fits...

 

...wear it!

 

Today is my turn again at Vision and Verb, on Sense and Sensibility.

It's about the fact that I have quit school....

 

Image taken while in a castle in Münsterland, Germany, on 7 November.

 


If the Shoe fits...

 

...wear it!

 

Today is my turn again at Vision and Verb, on Sense and Sensibility.

It's about the fact that I have quit school....

 

Image taken while in a castle in Münsterland, Germany, on 7 November.

 


comments (66)

  • Argos
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2010, 00:35
Excellent capture, fun post-processing too!
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to find this, Argos. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 15 Nov 2010, 00:56
Good image I like the title
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
yes but which ones fit, nice image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It looks like guessing work at first, Derek, but I'm guessing you'd know immediately if you lived there. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Nov 2010, 01:44
The do not look comfortable, but I suppose they give good exercise to the wearer, Ginnie.

When you have finished wearing them, you can always fling them on the fire to warm you in winter...
Ginnie Hart: Good point, Ray. What a pity to throw them away, though, after being worn in to get all the splinters out. grin
I will catch up on V&V later Ginnie. I think it is still yesterday there
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Bill. The page turns there at 7a Dutch time, so 6a your time. Man. You're up early!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2010, 03:52
now that's cute.. is that how a typical dutch family's doorstep looks like? grin
Ginnie Hart: Maybe so, Rian. This one happens to be at a castle in Münsterland, Germany, but that's very close to the Dutch border. It could have been a Dutch family's doorstep, I'm sure. smile
  • Paule
  • US
  • 15 Nov 2010, 04:11
Nice collection of shoes.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: A family's pecking order, Paule?! smile Thanks.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 15 Nov 2010, 05:18
Great presentation of the pecking order Gennie...in that household....the smaller ones have to go out to do the chores firstgrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Peter...the pecking order. Exactly. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Nov 2010, 05:28
smile This could be a Dutch household.
When we came across these (NO pictures please wink ) it was to good to be true.
I am the one who knows how difficult it was to quit school.
After one week I can say that you made the right decision, the deep lines in your face are gone, you are more at ease, it was too much stress.
I have 'My Ginnie' back.
Great picture and I love the treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, mijn vrouw, you're the one who knows what a big decision it was for me to quit school. But I know it was the right decision and you were a trooper at my side, supporting me all the way. HARTSTIKKE BEDANKT. Now, on to bigger and better things, for I will still be learning as much Dutch as possible, even if it kills me. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Nov 2010, 06:23
German clogs: what does this say about them Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Just that they live close to the Dutch border, Chris. They didn't know there was a line between the two countries all those years ago! grin
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2010, 06:49
I love this!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kala.
They look very well worn clogs Ginnie you have a wonderful eye for an image. They look to to have a lot of history miles coverd them.
Ginnie Hart: Someone has definitely walked in those shoes, Scotia. smile Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Nov 2010, 06:57
Oh, a fine observation, Ginnie, I sadly missed during our visit in Haus Rüschhaus (where the famous author Annette von Droste Hülshoff lived) - depicting the old family order in former times with quite more than 1, 36 children as now (later I'll read your V &V and comment...) -oh, many farmers in the Münsterland are still wearing those clogs, practical while working in stables, yards, and gardens...
Ginnie Hart: I wasn't supposed to take a photo, Philine, but I couldn't resist. In fact, Mechtild encouraged me to take it anyway. smile Then when we got upstairs, the tour guide chided me. Oh well, it was definitely worth it. I loved the orderliness of the line-up. Bedankt.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 15 Nov 2010, 07:00
this is sooooo charming!!!! Ginnie you are so blessed with OUT standing subject matter and combined with your processing super powers... WOW!!! oh and they send people around with chalk to mark your tires to see how long you've been there, we have parking lots with boxes where you pay too... you have to display the ticket on your dashboard sometimes and the troll checks it lol
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Elaine. I feel very blessed to have thousands of photo-ops almost every day of my life. I just hope I can continue to document it all. If you have time, maybe you'd love to see what happened on this past Saturday when Sinterklaas came to town:
http://ginniehart.blogspot.com/2010/11/on-sense-and-sensibility.html
I didn't realise clogs were worn in Germany.
Ginnie Hart: I didn't either, Nigel. But then, I guess they didn't see the border line drawn in the sand all those years ago! grin
  • Maxou
  • France
  • 15 Nov 2010, 07:18
Excellent capture with a very nice texture. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. Merci.
a pair for all sizes !!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Fabrizio. There may even be a set of twins in there. smile
  • Aussie
  • rocky
  • 15 Nov 2010, 07:42
nicely presented and processed
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Nov 2010, 07:47
Plenty of choice I see
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Tony.
Don't they ever clean clogs ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Nope! It would be a waste of time, Richard. smile
Great this photo Ginie, the dad, the mom, the boy, and two girls, I think of kiss Ginnie, thank you for your kind comments to me, I likes(loves)...
Ginnie Hart: Always a big MERCI to you, dear Pierrot. smile
My size is more on the right hand side. Very nicely captured and processed Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I bet, Richard. grin Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Nov 2010, 08:34
Enough is enough. Learning how to register your new-born kid. I think it is funny grin but also understand the feeling of having had enough.

Nice row of shoes
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for putting it like that, Louis. It was finally time...and at the perfect time of the year, when now I don't need to ride my bike through wind, rain and cold. Thanks again.
  • Maxou
  • France
  • 15 Nov 2010, 08:41
Superb photo. Good day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. smile
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 15 Nov 2010, 08:52
Do they have them in Germany too? I didn't know that.
Nice capture.
OT: sorry, I forgot to invite you :-(
Have a nice day smile
Ginnie Hart: I didn't know that either, Fokkio, but as Astrid says, Münsterland is so close to the border. I don't think they ever saw the line drawn in the sand. grin Bedankt.
At that moment Lord Clent groaned and in his deep voice said, "And who's been wearing my shoes?"
Ginnie Hart: Oh dear. Where's Little Red Riding Hood when we need her! grin
LOL, I like the different sizes. Let's see, Mom - Dad - a larger boy and two little kids...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chantal. I think the two littlest ones are twins. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2010, 09:26
Love the image. Did I mention that???
Ginnie Hart: You did now, Marcie! smile Thanks.
Fab. capture Ginnie.

I wore a pair of these in Holland in the 1960s. actually very comfortable certainly kept my feet warm in the extreme cold.
Ginnie Hart: Funny that you say that, Martin, because Astrid says she wore her clogs her entire junior year in high school..,.just because she wanted to! Not that she was a rebel at all, of course. smile Thanks for your comment.
Sometimes a girls got to do what a girls got to do Ginnie, now its back to 2 happy bunnies. yours will be the size 9 clogs then.
Ginnie Hart: Well, I'm definitely a much happier bunny right about now, Mick! smile Thanks.
Lovely photo Ginnie; I will dig in to your story @ V&V later today, as I have the luxury of broadband today, courtesy of a friend smile
Ginnie Hart: The luxury of a broadband! I bet you'll never take it for granted again, Marion. It's amazing how quickly we forget how our lives depend on it, till suddenly it's gone. I know. I've been there! Thanks for taking the time to stop by during the prcious time you have.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2010, 09:59
Awesome looking shoes!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
that is so interesting with so many pairs and liked the shape of them!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Joshi. It was just begging for a picture. smile Thanks.
  • jess
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2010, 12:47
There's such a skill in finely made products that last, isn't there?! Nice work on the post-processing... gives a little grit to such an overtly cute situation. ;D
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jess. I'm guessing shoes like this last forever!
  • david
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2010, 13:44
clogtastic!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, David. smile
I've often wondered if clogs are comfortable, I always imagine they are not.
Ginnie Hart: I think it depends, Brian. Astrid wore hers for her entire junior year in high school, just to rebel. HA! I think she loved them that year. smile Like so many other things, I'm sure you do get used to them.
  • tede
  • France
  • 15 Nov 2010, 15:09
A beautiful collection of shoes, magnificent compo. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to see, Tede. smile Merci.
Love the way they've lined the shoes in graduated formation and your presentation is excellent as usual, Ginnie.

The insight you've shown in the Vision and Verb submission was wonderful as well. There's no shame in knowing when to quit. You did exactly what was best for you in your circumstances. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Beverly. Your words mean a lot to me. Thank you for reading my V&V post.
Another great piece on vision and verb!

Nice image, Ginnie. Loving all this talk about Dutch Christmas traditions. Puts me in mind of David Sedaris`s satire on the subject...`six to eight black men`. If you have never heard it, see if you can find it somewhere. The audio version of him reading it himself is just so funny. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I just found and listened to the this video...and Astrid is here laughing with me. Yup. What's not to love about this Sinterklaas and Black Pieten tradition, Roz. grin Thanks for telling me about this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCUHTDrca4s
I don't know whybut this shot is moving…
Ginnie Hart: It always amazes me what images move us, Calusarus. Thanks for telling me. Merci.
A nice collection of clogs, I like the progression of sizes, almost Russian doll like. A neat capture, well seen.
Ginnie Hart: I hadn't thought of the Russian connection, John, but you're right...like nesting dolls. smile Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2010, 17:45
another one of those shots of yours that I see hanging on the wall.

you should really consider putting out a show.
Ginnie Hart: You've brought a smile to my lips, Maria. You're such a sweetheart. Thank you.
Ginnie, I am so glad you enjoyed it. The full thing is nine minutes long, and I was aching with laughing so much by the end. I enjoyed it so much that I bought the `holidays on ice` 4 cd boxed set. It is a really interesting collection. Some are really funny, some are quite edgy, and some are rather dark, but his dead-pan delivery makes you do a doubletake on what you have just heard. I would be more than happy to send this over to you, if you e mail me on [email protected], as I now have it on my i pod. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Astrid and I both say YES. I have a feeling it's our kind of humor, Roz. What a sweetheart! Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 15 Nov 2010, 19:39
i like how you captured t hem in different sizes. nice appeal!
Ginnie Hart: It was a scene begging to be photographed, Liang. smile Thanks.
Très belle photo... comme d'habitude!
J'aime beaucoup.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rue. Merci. smile
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 15 Nov 2010, 21:00
Love how they go from smallest to largest! Looks like they are well worn and well loved!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Andy. That's what was so fun about seeing this scene. Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Nov 2010, 22:17
I think the middle pair might be just the right size for me smile
Ginnie Hart: I bet you're right, Cherie. smile
A whole family of clogs smile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Ellie. It tickled me to pieces. smile
Take your pick, eh? smile
Ginnie Hart: md no one is left out, Tom. smile
  • Puna
  • us
  • 16 Nov 2010, 03:00
What a great shot and great processing Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Puna.
Wonderful shot Ginnie, can imagine a lovely family here. You sure do get around, now a castle in Germany. Great capture as always, like the angle and details.
Ginnie Hart: I love all the trips we are able to take, John, hither, thither and yon. It's so soulful. I know I'm lucky! Thanks.
I like it (and I heard a voice from behind echoing my thoughts as my love peeked over my shoulder.)
Ginnie Hart: Awwwwww. That is such a sweet glimpse into your life there where you are, Michael. Thank you for that.
those shoes make my feet hurt just by looking at them.
Ginnie Hart: Mine, too, Heather. smile
From smallest to largest, a beautiful nostalgic picture. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: So fun, Valérie, isn't it! smile Merci.
Wonderful shot Ginnie, I love those textures that enhance the obsolete side of the image, the details are superb, as the paper that exceeds etc! A very moving image.

Bonne journée Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Mathilde. Your words are very kind!
Beautiful tones and textures Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pavan. It was a Kodak moment for me...with my Canon. smile
I think this is a wonderful capture, great vision to see this. I think my favorite part is the progression of tiniest shoes to largest ones. Really looks like the family is all tucked in, with shoes ready for the morrow. Nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindlt, Bob, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot to me. smile
That is a big family putting their wooden shoes ready for Sinterklaas to put something sweet in them ;-)
(Have you tried walking in them?)
Ginnie Hart: I have walked in clogs for one minute, Wim, but no longer. Astrid wore a pair her entire junior year of high school. THAT would be something! smile
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 16 Nov 2010, 20:57
I like the wear of the shoes and the different sizes. Great shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jessie. I always get an extra twinkle in my eye whenever I see clogs. smile
  • Pixeluz
  • Brazil
  • 16 Nov 2010, 23:57
Nice work you made fitting the wooden material.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pixeluz.
Looking at this makes me feel like I'm looking back in time....for me this is very dutch smile
Ginnie Hart: I know eactly what you mean, Aksel. smile Thanks.
  • Marie
  • Turkey
  • 25 Nov 2010, 20:27
j'adore, excellente composition, et beau format.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Marie. Merci.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 28 Nov 2010, 11:09
Beautiful! It tells such a story... love it!
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Sil. smile Grazie.
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2010, 23:20
Oh...so cute...
Ginnie Hart: It brought a big smile to my face, Arash. smile Thanks.
A super composition Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pamela. smile It was hard to resist.
  • Quark
  • Europe
  • 24 Feb 2011, 06:36
Fine detailed......
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Quark.

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