29 december 2016

'Water Sword'

This sculpture by Dutch sculptor Adri de Fluiter (1940) is called 'Waterzwaard' or 'Water Sword'. It is placed just outside the village of Coevorden, on the parting of the canals 'Coevorden-Picardië-kanaal' on the right and 'Schoonebeekerdiep' on the left. With his sculpture De Fluiter wants to express that the canals lost their functions as transport ways for vessels; the sword symbolically splits 'then' and 'now'.

The photo was made earlier this month on a sunny and cold Sunday afternoon.

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  1. ...to the right it looks like fall and to the left winter.

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    1. That's right Tom. Where the sun couldn't reach the grass stayed frozen white that day.

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  2. What a surprising sight to come across. The water reflection is a bonus.

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  3. een fraai symbolisch werk Marleen

    en knap in beeld gebracht

    prettige avond

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  4. What a fantastic shot and a nice reflection too.

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  5. Beautiful picture and very interesting historical symbolism. Especially interesting to me since we live on a Canal (one that was never used for commercial purposes though). Do they take pleasure boats on this canal?

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    1. Hi Sallie, that is an interesting question. I looked it up and found that it is a drainage-canal now.

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