Friday, February 28, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (56)

Last weekend my friend Roos came over for a visit. She lives in Leeuwarden, which is 2,5 hours away by train so we don't get to see eachother very often. I picked her up at the trainstation and we had a walk. On our walk we bumped into a piece of art I've never noticed before. It consists of two poles with one ear each. It's just two minutes away from home, so I wonder what else is right there under my nose. After doing some research, I discovered that there are 8 of these poles throughout the city. Between 1974 and 1987 the city asked several artists to make a pole. This one was one of the last to be added to the collection and it was made by Dutch sculptor Jerome Symons. I also found a wall this week that had an encounter with someone who has a singing heart. Other than that I walked home through the park after work one day, where signs of spring are showing and new friends were made.  









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  1. Never saw those poles before, the city still has his own secrets. I like the new graffiti, very sweet.

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    1. I wonder what else we can find, let's start with finding icecream first :-)

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  2. That ear is so life-like (other than the color)...looks a little creepy!
    Love the flowers popping up and the baby deer :)

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    1. I didn't think of it as creepy, but now I do! I hope it will not come to haunt me at night ;-)

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  3. I LOVE all the photos, especially of your new animals friends :)
    That ear on the pole is amazing and I must say your train station looks really modern compared to the one here... in fact ours has closed ;-)

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  4. That ear post is such an unusual and unique find, it would be fun to go find them all around the city.

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    1. Good idea, I think I should get my camera and find them all :-)

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  5. I agree, that ear is creepy but funny. isn't it amazing when we look so often at something but never see?
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrow

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    1. Yes it is Debbi! I love it that everyday things, and the stuff you take for granted, can be pretty amazing.

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  6. Interesting story about the poles! Our city does a different art installment every year, but none of them are permanent. Once it was dragon sculptures, all decorated by different local organizations.

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    1. Sounds like a cool project, I like it when art is everywhere throughout a city and not only at museums.

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  7. oh my, that deer is so sweet! and the crocus!!!! welcome sight as we've not real big signs of spring yet. still too much snow on the ground.

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    1. I loved the deer! There were three of them and they were very hard to photograph, they were all excited and they kept running around.

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  8. Those ears are pretty cool:) And may I just say how jealous I am that you guys are seeing some signs of spring over there....

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  9. Love these pics. One of my favorite things is when I'm walking a familiar route and suddenly notice something new, especially when there turns out to be more with the story like your ear poles! And yay for visits from animal friends and human friends. :)

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    1. I'll have a long walk again next weekendm curious about that walk will bring me!

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  10. Those purple flowers are so pretty!

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  11. Cool pole! Great story behind it. I always like to research this stuff too. It's fun to get the story. Nice that you were able to spend time with your friend too!

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    1. One of the things a didn't expect when I started blogging, was that it teaches me a thing or two!

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  12. That baby deer is so cute. I love the "You make my heart sing". It is so sweet.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. Makes me wonder who wrote it, and for who!

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  13. Crocus just grab my attention... it is a spring in your home! Beautiful nature inspired post!

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  14. Ahh, I can't wait for spring and look at that sweet little deer. So adorable! Happy Monday, darling. Glad you had a wonderful weekend. xo

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    1. I can't wait too, after riding to work on my bike, there was ice on my coat :-(

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  15. Great pics as usual, love that ear you found!

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  16. Loving all of these animals! Such great pictures girl :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  17. That baby deer is so pretty! It looks like you had a really fun time with your friend :) The pole with ears is so funny! I love that there are so many quirky scuptures and things in the area where you live xx

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  18. Very refreshing view Marieken! This is somethign I don't have in the city. Please continue sharing photos of your beautiful country.

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