Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Outdoor Art in Rotterdam...Plus an Unexpected Surprise in the Suburbs!

Sculpture and other forms of outdoor art...

 
...virtually fill the city of Rotterdam.
 
Someone has even adorned a nondescript office building in the city center...

...with a large neon image of the new king and queen!

 
But it's not all new, new new, either.

Antique 'house markers' still remain in boroughs like Delfshaven.

(I'm told that these were used as identifiers prior to the routine use of house numbers.).

 
 I found the variety and scope of the outdoor works of art utterly delightful...

...ranging, as they do, from the sublime to the ridiculous!
 
Here, my lovely Dutch friends 'pall around' with Monsieur Jacques!



The most unexpected thing that I saw in Rotterdam wasn't art, however...

...but this enormous pig taking a constitutional along the water's edge in suburban Schiedam.

Overfeeding, the owner told us...

...had caused his pet pig to grow from 'toy sized'...to 'tank sized'!! :)



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12 comments:

Rachel said...

I had heard of pet pigs, but that's the first time I've seen one. Not small, is he!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-He was absolutely enormous!!

Sandie Lynne Knapp said...

Love the photos. What a lovely place to visit!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie! XO

FeltersJourney said...

Great photos Heather - I like the pig :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah-Thanks! Me, too! :)

Felting Sunshine said...

Amazing photos! You sure have been all over lately-It looks like you are enjoying every moment!

Els said...

Hi there Heather, you had a nice time in Rotterdam these last few days ! (I live near R'dam ;-) !)
Ahhhh, cute cocoon for the baby !!!
I saw you were at "Feltful" I couldn't go there, but I saw my UK-friend Jane was is one of your classes ;-)
That week must have been great ! And learned a LOT probably !!!

Vivian said...

Love, love, love your travel photos! The cube houses are quite something else, and thanks for putting yourselves there for scale :-) look forward to reading your regular posts again.

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly-Yes, it was a great couple of months!
Els-I wish I'd known you were near Rotterdam! I was in Schiedam for a week before Feltfull and we could have met for coffee! Jane is terrific, isn't she?
Vivian- Hahaha...it's the scientist in us!!:)

AllyB said...

So many beautiful things and I love the pig. Safe travels to you and yours.

Heather Woollove said...

Ally-I'm safely home, thanks...just delayed in posting because I took two trips back-to-back". XO