Local Heart, Global Soul

May 4, 2014

Competition Time! A Blooming Good Feature…

Filed under: Art,Competition,Fountain,Keukenhof,photography,Statues,The Netherlands — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Who wouldn’t  like having the chance to win something?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an unexpected surprise  gift come though the post?

The floral brightness of the Keukenhof  and the coming of Spring has inspired me to run a competition.

To be in to win all you have to do is to tell me which of my recent posts has been your favourite and why, and in doing so your name will be in the hat as my possible winner.

I will draw a winner on 11th May and one lucky reader will be the recipient of a little goodie bag from Kiwidutch.

The Keukenhof  is full of  features that compliment the floral displays: large statues such as the stylised figure on horseback or the stylised figures , various  artworks some more serious than others.

Two of the more serious statues are wooden carvings of  the composers Brahms and Chopin, one that is taken less seriously is of a seated bare chested lady where I had to wait for a large batch of Russian men to finish taking photographs of themselves handling her considerable “assets”. The more traditional features of the Keukenhof are things like the large windmill that offers a wide view of the exhibition on one side and of the bulb fields outside the exhibition on the other, or the set of traditional bells in the style still seen outside some Dutch churches. Most of all I like the fountains, and the water features like the ponds and mini rills that reflect the flowers and the sky…nature on display, and beautiful.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Chopin…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Brahms…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

3 Comments »

  1. I think my favourite recent post is actually the one from May 3rd with all the flowers from the Keukenhof. I like it because the flowers look wonderful, and it makes me think of what the Floriade I went to in 2002 might actually have looked like if the weather had been better! Another recent post I have liked is the drawing one – hard to explain why, but I liked the little glimpse of everyones handy work.

    Comment by I used to be indecisive — May 4, 2014 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

  2. I’m going to vote for “100 Years Makes a Difference…” on April 28 — just because I really love that whole series.

    Comment by Luddy's Lens — May 6, 2014 @ 11:59 am | Reply

  3. (I wasn’t going to post but since there are only 2 other posts, it’s not much competition LOL so….)

    I really like your first Keukenhof post of May 2 because I was able to see what we missed being there too early :)

    Comment by Carrie — May 7, 2014 @ 1:44 am | Reply


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