The Picnic

By woolybill1
An idiosyncratic statue in Oslo's Vigeland Park. The words “baby” and “bathwater” come to mind.

Tags: Black and white

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25 Jul 2014 8:32AM
Makes one wonder what inspired the sculpter here, Bill!


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Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
25 Jul 2014 8:33AM
Right behind you like yesterday Smile Wonderful angle and crop Bill!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 8:34AM
Thought evoking...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Richsr 11 91 223 England
25 Jul 2014 8:37AM
Interesting Sculptor- statue Bill, well used to frame the picnic
Kurt42 Plus
15 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 8:41AM
Nice crop. I like the curious scene framed by the statue and shadow. What are they doing?

This was a popular sculpture. I liked the fact that the baby's arm had been polished through hundreds of people gripping it for a moment. Lots of them did while I walked by.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
25 Jul 2014 8:49AM
That's one way to stop it crying!! WinkGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 11:08AM
Interesting BillSmile

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
25 Jul 2014 11:52AM
jeter le bébé avec l'eau du bain Wink
TanyaH Plus
15 1.3k 393 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 11:55AM
Err ... babies and bathwater weren't necessarily what I was thinking about here ... Grin Wink

Mind you, it's a beautifully juxtaposed scene with the people 'through the legs' as it were. We probably wouldn't be allowed to have a statue like that in this country ... politically incorrect, to say the least Grin
JawDborn Plus
6 1.1k 1 England
25 Jul 2014 11:59AM
A kick-start to life.Grin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
25 Jul 2014 1:18PM
Yes Bill,
believe it or not,but I do recall having some sticky
times too when changing Lianns nappy !!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 1:22PM
Very well spotted... Good framing as well... IB
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 2:15PM
Well composed and excellent!

Love it, Bill!

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
25 Jul 2014 2:26PM
Baby, bathwater. My first thought too. What a strange thing. Quite horrid really. And it looks like the sculptor ran out of materials before it was finished. Wink
TanyaH Plus
15 1.3k 393 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 2:40PM

Quote:And it looks like the sculptor ran out of materials before it was finished. Wink x

Yeah, I thought that too ... the sculptor really should have put a nappy on that child - honestly, what's the world coming to?! Grin
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 4:11PM
Great framing.Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
25 Jul 2014 5:12PM
Grin @Tanya.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
25 Jul 2014 5:22PM
Never let your dongle dangle in the dust. I suppose the sitter wasn't a proud man.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
25 Jul 2014 5:28PM
Interesting indeed. A veritable pied a l'enfant, or should that be a foten barn?

25 Jul 2014 5:29PM
I'm sure the girls in the BG are having fun making a little extension BillWink

mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
25 Jul 2014 6:44PM
Well that one's different. what an odd sculpture, i'm sure there must be an interesting story
to go with it. Excellent use of it as a frame for the background activity.

25 Jul 2014 9:00PM
An interesting variation on "Keepy-uppy."
Is this perhaps the origin of the expression "a bouncing baby boy"?
26 Jul 2014 3:54PM
Staggering Statue! Clever framing ,,,,but staggering statue!


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