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CBW: Mural

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This beautiful mural is made by Robin Nas, aka. Zenk One, as part of the Blind Walls Gallery in Breda, the Netherlands.

Brave as a lion is a tribute to Godevaert Montens, mayor of Breda from 1580-1581 and 1596-1602. He is known for his supposed heroic actions in 1581. During the fury of Houtepen he led a group of Breda citizen soldiers into battle against the Spanish troops. Unfortunately Breda was no match for the Spanish soldiers. The troops plundered, killed, raped and looted the city and its citizens. Volunteers were needed to clean up the remains of 584 dead civilians.


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Lost Moors

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People want to measure:
moors in hectares,
canals in meters,
peat in blocks,
barges in convoys.

In separating rectilinear
we are masters:
strips, plots,
rivers, ditches.

And once in a while
nature helps us
and divides
the landscape.
Already winding.

— Geert de Kockere

 

(I translated the poem of the rusted art column below.)

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WPC: A Face in the Crowd

Erica created an interesting challenge this week: choose a photo that represents being just one in the crowd, being anonymous. Find a way to mask your subject.

The first photo shows a beautiful horse, but I wanted to capture the love of these two teenagers, taking care of it.

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In the picture above, I tried a different technique. The subject of this photo is obvious, isn’t it? A huge yellow art statue is popping up from the earth. Still my eyes are drawn towards the child that is only partly visible.

I hope these photos do justice to the challenge.


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WPC: Beloved

Okay, in my opinion nothing can get better than the photo Jen took for this week’s challenge: Beloved. ❤ But I’ll give it a try. First this sweet cat lady in Athens, Greece, who feeds her beloved stray cats every single day.

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Second, a striking statue of two males embracing in Mechelen, Belgium.

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