donderdag 11 december 2014

Water

In the Museum in Gorinchem I saw this realistic painting from the 17th century by an unknown artist. "The water is flowing through the broken dike. Several houses are flooded already and people try desperately to save themselves. The gentlemen on the left side are talking about how to handle this disaster". This is what the text to the painting says.

Outside the museum there was water too, no flooding but a lot of rain. So unfortunately no pictures of the pretty old city and its ramparts.

And we drove back home.

12 opmerkingen:

  1. Must have been a terrifying event to witness in the 17th c.

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  2. WoW that would have been quite the disastrous flood and I think those gentlemen should not have been that close. Quite scary when something like that would happen.

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  3. How funny that we both posted fences in a painting today. I like yours a bit better as it has more drama in it than the barn and fence in mine. I love the rain, we had a bit this morning.

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  4. Mariane, You make such good use of your time, and I love all the posts of cultural aspects of your country. I feel that you are educating me (and others) when you post the photos and information. The painting is quite impressive!!

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment, you make me blush....

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  5. Wonderful watery images Marianne, would have loved some rain here today, it was 35C, phew!

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  6. That scene in the painting may soon be a scene here in California for we are having a real gully washer of a rain storm right now. No complaints for we desperately need the water.

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  7. Water... we can't live without it and sometimes we can't live with it.

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  8. Quite a dramatic painting, and the church view is stunning!

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  9. No wonder there wee frightening stories about dikes breaking when you see a picture like this.

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  10. Inderdaad een realistisch schilderij.

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  11. Dearest Marianne,
    Oh my, what a fate! Even more so for those 17th Century inhabitants of Gorinchem!
    Stay cozy and thanks for taking fabulous photos; rain or shine...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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