Saturday, August 22, 2009

Gallows Field

Yesterday we went for a walk again and we came by this piece of art. There are a couple of these hands standing just outside Groningen and they have poems on them. This one is called 'Galgenveld' (Gallows Field) as there used to be Gallows on this field in the past.



On our way back home we took this picture of the lights of a building reflecting in a pond, but it was a bit too dark, so you can't even see me!

8 comments:

Hammie en Gea said...

We like the art hands a lot. We have never seen them... It looks good with the name Galgenveld in the dark shape of the hand. Galgenveld is also a parking place near the border with Belgium where Harr and G. use to stop when they go to France... It would also be a good picture for the website Harr and G. have with pictures of Groningen... Is that a spider in the picture at the right from where you are???

Sullivan McPig said...

Yes, that's a spider! And when you're going on your next Pieterpad walk (Winsum/Groningen) you'll pass a couple of these hands, including this one.

Irish Chicken Soup said...

I love those hands. What are the poems about?

Eve Noir said...

Those hands are really cool...I am w/Irish-what are the poems about?

I like the picture of the building...but of course you not being in it, makes it not as cool! ;)

Take care~

Cindy said...

very cool! :)

Found art blog said...

I like the Hands too!! Shame it was too dark to see you in the lights picture...

Sullivan McPig said...

This particular poem is about someone being brought to the gallows and fearing his coming death. All the others are about things from the past too: one is about a monestary that used to stand just outside of Groningen, can't remember the others at this moment.

The Queen of Clearance said...

you always take the best pictures! that art is amazing! you have so much fun stuff around you!