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.