Local Heart, Global Soul

January 22, 2014

A Doorway Into Your Imagination, Or A Window Into The World?…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Another retrospective post from my travel diary of the summer of 2012.

Family Kiwidutch and visiting Singaporean friend “Velvetine” are in the small German town of Aldenhoven, and having eaten rather too much dinner, have opted for a short walk around the area of our hotel.

Jut down the street, we find a statue of a man standing behind a door.

It’s a stable door in two parts, the lower part is closed, the upper part of the door is not represented.

The man leans through the open upper frame, looking out into the distance with his straight arms clasped.

Two pairs of wooden clogs (one set smaller than the other suggesting  that they are “His” and Her’s”, or possibly a parent and child pairs) are propped against the outside of the door, they also suggest farm work  or fishing wharf  work since in many areas of Europe wooden clogs were historically used in wet areas or muddy fields as they keep the wearers feet drier and warmer than other available materials in the days before the invention of rubber boots. It’s an interesting statue…Let’s take a look…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

2 Comments »

  1. Interesting… do the two pair of shoes makes him more or less lonely? I can’t decide.

    Comment by Brenda — January 22, 2014 @ 1:27 am | Reply

  2. Trivia tidbit…in the USA doors split in two like that are called “Dutch doors”… 🙂

    Comment by Carrie — January 22, 2014 @ 10:33 pm | Reply


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