Local Heart, Global Soul

January 26, 2017

But…. We Have To Go Home!

Filed under: ART,GERMANY,Isselburg-Anholt,Statues / Sculpture — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

Isselburg-Anholt, close to the German / Dutch border has a few beautiful buildings in it’s centre.

After a very enjoyable lunch in one of them, the restaurant “Il Caminetto” (of yesterday’s post) we get in the car to head the two kilometres or so back across the border into the Netherlands and then back home to The Hague.

As usual when were are out and about, I am busy scanning our surroundings and looking for interesting things to photograph.

When Himself and I found ourselves in the German border town of  Isselburg-Anholt during the summer of 2016, my habit was ingrained and naturally this statue caught my eye.

I love how the artist has captured the spontaneity of the moment, the clear relationship between the woman and the box.

If you removed the basket of apples and the hoop, their movement is one that has seen in every busy shopping street in any place of any size at one time or another.

The child resists going where the mother wants, it could be any parent trying to prise their offspring away from the local playground, away from something seen in a shop window, or even a dirty discarded sweet on the footpath that the child is certain would taste good.

It’s a universal moment, but here there is only the spontaneity, no anger or remonstrating from the parent, so far just a look, and who knows, maybe a little word of persuasion to get the child to go to where-ever they are meant to be next.

(photograph © Kiwidutch )

(photograph © Kiwidutch )


  1. How sweet.

    Comment by Lisa — January 27, 2017 @ 6:58 am | Reply

    • Lisa,

      Thank You! I like to see thinks that brighten up city spaces, if it were up to me, there would be murals on a lot more bare walls, many more statues, fountains and quirky beautiful seats or picnic areas that are functional but also pleasing to the eye. I think it would help people feel happier, make them smile more, but most importantly: help foster interaction amongst people and lift people’s spirits.

      If we lived in brighter, more creative, positive places, then I am sure more people would feel happier and included so that things like depression and loneliness would be less of the problem that it is in today’s western society.

      Comment by kiwidutch — January 31, 2017 @ 10:46 am | Reply

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