Local Heart, Global Soul

August 9, 2019

When Not Washing Up The Pots Is A Good Thing…

Visiting the Garderen Sand Sculpture Exhibition 2017, I found a selection of decorative pots, jars, bottles and the like to photograph and include in my artistic reference and inspiration files. Age, dust, chips and dents are all part of the charm of these pieces and so doing the washing up, cleaning or repairing them would certainly be detrimental in these instances. Cleaning up would be wiping away the character that comes with dusty bottles and lamps so I’m delighted to see that these have been presented in their “as is” state.

I also love that these are all a break from the endless stream of plastic goods, since most of them were made before the “plastic explosion” took place. I hope that we can be inspired to return to more products that use less plastic for the sake of our planet, these were made to last and we need to return to that ideology more too. If only that could be managed despite the constant battle of companies to incite the people of the world towards rampant consumerism.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

June 7, 2013

A Soft Shoe Shimmy To Great Heights…

Filed under: ART,Funny,PHOTOGRAPHY,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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There must be something in the air around this busy intersection in  Leidschendam. Not just exhaust fumes from all the traffic either…  a sense of humour, maybe contagiously infected by the “robot” shaped telephone and communications mast on the other side. As we wait at our set of red traffic lights we spy strings of old shoes right at the top of some very tall street lights.  It would take a strong and brave climber to get up these poles to add a shoe or two.  A little distance away someone else has tried to start a “new” shoe string of their own… early days for this one it seems.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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