Local Heart, Global Soul

March 8, 2011

Walking through an Antique Past…

In continuance of yesterday’s post where my walk took me around the stalls of  last Summer’s Lange Voorhout Book and Antiques Market in The Hague: this is the wrap-up photo tour where I complete my walk and you get a peek at what other goodies were on offer…

(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)

March 7, 2011

A Sunday Stroll …Treasures to be Found?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Another post from last Summer’s archive of photographs whilst I’m laid up with my foot.

There is a  regular antique and book market in the centre of The Hague on the Lange Voorhout  on the end  that is closest to the Tournooiveld.

It’ takes place every Thursday and Sunday from  around May 15th to September 30th  and is an interesting place to look for curiosities, paintings, prints,  porcelain, books new and old, some bric-a-brac and the odd piece of furniture.

To be brutally honest you won’t find the lowest prices in town here. It’s partly a tourist attraction and it’s not a real “flee market”  because it leans more towards the antiques trade.

Items are priced accordingly.

Still,  the atmosphere is relaxed and leisurely and it’s a lovely place to wander under the avenue of trees and browse lazily on a sunny Sunday afternoon. … and if you can barter hard you may even get a bargain.

(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)

August 2, 2009

Gadgets from the past, guess what this one is !…

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Did you really know? or like me, did you have to ask ? OK, let’s reveal all.. this is a gadget for sorting tomatoes.

Each of the row of holes in each of the levels within the barrel get progressively smaller , so that holes at the bottom of the barrel are the smallest and the idea is that a bucket of tomatoes is tipped into the top, the whole lot is gently shaken and the smaller ones travel right down to the bottom level, and the other tomatoes will come to rest on a level that fits their respective sizes.

It’s a quicker and easier method to sort a lot of tomatoes then just spread out on a table and doing it by hand, but has obviously been replaced over time by faster, bigger and more mechanised methods.

I love finding these relics of bygone times… they have a feel and character all of their own, and all were probably hand made from local materials as well. 13 July tomato 4 (Small)

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