Friday, 30 October 2009

Bench of the Week in France

 
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A French Bench of a Dutch Family!
We don't leave our shoes outside the house, only clogs, but we don't wear them any more.The clogs under the bench are only symbolic and not used.


RuneE of Visual Norway
began this informal meme on "Bench of the Week". Please visit his site for other participants. PERBS has a whole site dedicated to benches called "For the Love of Benches", which is going on for two years and every day she posts a new bench.

23 comments:

Miss_Yves said...

Un très joli banc , et une belle collection de sabots typiques !
J'aimerais bien participer , car je photographie souvent des bancs .
Merci pour vos visites et vos commentaires...en Français de plus en plus élégant .

Dina said...

Gotta love those wooden shoes!

And the doormat almost matches the pretty iron pattern of the bench.

And Wil, your rainbows are spectacular. Like Disneyland pictures of the Magic Kingdom.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Love the shoes! I can't believe people really wear those! xoxo

Vicki Lane said...

Charming picture!

jeannette stgermain said...

French with a touch of Dutch!
I never could get used to wearing them! For hubby of course it was a different story, having lived on a Friesian farm:)

Pacey said...

I'd like to sit on the bench and try one of those clogs! I failed to buy one for a souvenir...Huhuhu...

Anya said...

Ik zie t aan de klompen hahaha.....
Geweldige foto :))))
Ik wens U een fijn weekend
Groetjes :)

Lorac said...

It really does look like a Dutch family. Love the shoes!

RuneE said...

Very nice of you to post such a colourful and enigmatic bench! It seems to tell a whole story all by itself. Rubber boots and wooden clogs beneath a bench - some author must surely see material here :-)

PS Thank you for the comment - drop by to-morrow and you will see another aspect from the same area.

Arkansas Patti said...

Love the image but it makes my feet hurt to look at the wooden ones. That has to take some getting use to.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I love benches and we don't have one. I always look but have never found the perfect one for us. Your bench posts may just do that for me. I always think that MHS will make one for me but since we are in the midst of a major kitchen project, I doubt that would happen for a long time.

Cloudia said...

We Hawaii people also leave our shoes outside!

Aloha, Wil-



Comfort Spiral

cloudia
Happy Halloween &

PERBS said...

I believe in the past, I have had a bench with the same roses ironwork. No wooden shoes under mine tho! The ironwork is so pretty that it is a shame that they neglect the wooden slats. . .

Thanks for linking my bench blog with your post and for dropping by even tho I was busy earlier and didn't get to stop by yours.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

When I was a child living in Portland Oregon in the 40's, I remember there was a fad that had all the women and girls wearing dutch shoes. It kept our feet warm and out of the damp in the winter. I loved them because I could stand on my toes and though I looked like a lovely ballerina. WRONG! :) I looked like a silly little girl standing on her toes in her wooden shoes... :) Loved the picture!
Hugs..
Mona

Ann said...

When I saw the clogs before reading the text, I wonder why there are clogs in France.

This is like an South East Asian family, "Please take off your shoes."

Etje said...

Prachtige bank is het wel en dan met die klompen eronder wordt het een schitterende foto

Queenmothermamaw said...

Hello Wil, just popped over from Ann's site. I love your blog and find we are near in age and I love to find a blogger from another country. I am learning so much from other folks and I think knowing other cultures from the grassroots is a key to getting along in the world. I am a retired RN and I would love to know you better. Pop over to my neck of the woods for a visit.
Blessings
QMM

Brenda said...

Wow...love the photo here and the rainbow over the castle! Beautiful!

Gramma Ann said...

I love that picture. I often wondered if they were worn anymore.

Kay said...

Hello Reader Wil... I'm just visiting from Cloudia's blog. I see by your author description that you were a captive of a Japanese concentration camp. I'm so sorry. That must have been horrific. I am American but my ancestry is Japanese. I wish we could end man's inhumanity to man but it keeps continuing. Hatred and prejudice continues for such a long time but we must combat that with understanding and forgiveness. I'm a retired teacher also and during my career in Illinois, I've tried to teach that.

My husband and I visited the Netherlands and were captivated by its beauty. You do live in an amazing country.

Etje said...

Kom je gewoon een fijne rustige dag wensen

Pam said...

I had to smile when I saw the wooded shoes all lined up under the bench. My husband has a pair that his father brought back form Holland when last he was there in 1953. They sit under a chair in our kitchen.
Sweet memories for him and me. Nicely done, Wil.

SandyCarlson said...

This is great. It seems Crocs are a variation on the wooden shoe and Wellies, a close relation!