Local Heart, Global Soul

June 10, 2017

Donkey’s, Ties, Shoes And Cutting Rope With Axes…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Himself has been frowning a lot when it comes to trying to solve the 2016 Garderen Sand Sculpture festival competition section.

His face has been doing contortions as he thinks hard about finding answers, words that might be clues are muttered long with exclamations of things like  “Hmm, ah, maybe!.. um, no“.

Then all of a sudden the answer would come to him.

He’s still stumped on a few of them though.

The theme that year was “Dutch sayings“, and since I grew up in New Zealand with naturally English language sayings, this an area of the Dutch language I am particularly weak on.

With me proving little help, Himself was left to wrestle with these, more or less alone.  Numbers 18 and 19 have stumped him so any help from readers would be appreciated.

(15) man cutting rope with an axe: “de knoop doorhakken”  Lit: to cut the knot = to take a final decision.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(16) Man pointing to ladies shoe: “Wie de schoen past, trekke hem aan” Lit: whoever fits the shoe wears it = If the shoe fits.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(17) Donkey with band-aids on his legs, “Alleen een ezel stoot zichzelf tweemaal aan dezelfde steen” Lit” Only a donkey  bumps into the same stone twice” = Only a fool makes the same mistake twice.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(18) Man with his tie caught in a wall. (We don’t know this one)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(19) Himself thinks this is a cat but I think it’s a rabbit with it’s ears folder back and cats don’t have teeth like this,  whatever animal this is, it’s in a veggie patch with a scared looking worm. (We don’t know this one means either.)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Garderen Sand Sculpture Festival

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