Wednesday, 18 September 2013

30 Days of Photos - Day 18 - Always


I drive by this statue several times a month.

Until I stopped to take a photo yesterday in the early morning sun for today's prompt I never knew what it symbolized. "Why the hell does that guy have two hats," I'd always think as I passed by.

Turns out it's a twinning effort with the Netherlands and there's an identical statue there. You can find out more about the two statues of The Man With Two Hats here.

It's pretty much as I expected.

If the Man With Two Hats loses one of them he'll always have another!

And we'll always have Ziva to stop by and see what the rest of our photo friends did with today's prompt

33 comments:

Agent 54 said...

Okay, and if he has two hats, then at least one is always in his hand and he won't be able to catch the Elephant Moth when it flys by.

babs (beetle) said...

I love the sun shining behind and lighting up the hats :)

Jay of The Depp Effect said...

Beautifully done! i really like that!

nonamedufus said...

Hell, I'd actually be more worried about the elephant.

nonamedufus said...

Yeah, me too. I actually took the photo from behind the satue. It turned out well.

nonamedufus said...

Thanks, Jay. The time was about 9am so the sun wasn't very high yet.

Linda Medrano said...

Great photo! I gather hats are big in your neck of the woods.

ReformingGeek said...

That's a cool photo! Hats off to you, always.

nonamedufus said...

I think this statue's name is Larry.

http://youtu.be/L-VOVxxHzAU

nonamedufus said...

I'm not Larry! But I appreciate the sentiment. Thanks, Ref.

mike said...

Cool photo and interesting angle. I'll have to check out that statue next time I'm in the Low Lands.

meleahrebeccah said...

"If the Man With Two Hats loses one of them he'll always have another!"

Fantastic! And what an awesome statue!!

Ziva said...

MikeWJ will be jealous, he only wears one hat at a time. This guy is clearly a showoff. I love the photo, though, it looks like he's holding the sun. Great job, my friend.

nonamedufus said...

It's near Dow's Lake, if you know where that is. And if you're by this way let me know.

nonamedufus said...

I passed that statue often and had no idea why he had 2 hats. Now I - and you - know.

nonamedufus said...

It turned out well. Of all the pics I took of the statue this was my favourite.

Shawn Ohara said...

At first I thought it was Rocky Balboa...
Nice photo, you always seem to capture the theme.

Jackal said...

Cool !

Paula Larew Wooters said...

That's why I have so much junk at my house... if I lose one thing, I'll still have another... of everything!

nonamedufus said...

Actually Mrs D has just done a huge clean up and thrown a bunch of stuff away. And I really think it would cost too much to ship your stuff to me to me, don't you?

Paula Larew Wooters said...

I could always rent a U-Haul. And I don't think Canadian customs officials care how much stuff I bring over the border. Once I'm there, though, the US customs folks won't let me bring anything back.

nonamedufus said...

Do you have any extra axes?

Katherine Murray said...

I could not wait to hear how Always fit in.... that is so perfect!

Paula Larew Wooters said...

As a matter of fact, I do... but you'll have to sharpen them. They're a little rusty.

nonamedufus said...

Thank you Katherine. It's a bit of a different take but then you can always expect me to take a bit of a different take.

nonamedufus said...

That's okay, so am I.

Cheryl P. said...

I had never heard of that statue...actually statues. How neat that two countries would acknowledge an alliance in such a unique way.

nonamedufus said...

It is quite fascinating isn't it? That's not the only connection we have with the Netherlands. Ottawa's Tulip Festival each year displays one million tulips. The whole thing started after the Dutch Royal family sent Ottawa 100,000 tulip bulbs in 1945 as a sign of gratitude for sheltering Princess Juliana and her daughters during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Imagine.

Lauren said...

That is really cool. Thanks for the hat tip.

nonamedufus said...

Ha, ha. You're welcome. A hat in the hand is worth two in the,,. oh, whatever.

Traci Shannon said...

Great silhouette shot!
:-)
Traci

meleahrebeccah said...

:)

nonamedufus said...

Thanks, Traci. The sun helped.

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