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Fishermen's Monument
Netherlands, Urk, May 2011

For my 2011 Best Shot Friday entry I have chosen the image that made the most impression on me. The statue shows a woman from Urk looking back at the sea where her husband went and didn't come back. One of the most expressive statues I saw in the Netherlands.
In the background the names of the fishermen who died at sea. In the largest size it can be seen that their ages range from 10 to 72 years old.
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Jan 06 2012 11:29 GMT elsje323
great choice Peter
Jan 06 2012 11:33 GMT Donjames
Wow, nice one Peter
Jan 06 2012 12:26 GMT Littleollie
Powerful choice.

Great entry.
Jan 06 2012 12:41 GMT Lalbabu
Excellent choice.
Jan 06 2012 12:55 GMT Danijela
this is really an excellent shot!:)
Jan 06 2012 13:13 GMT hallo
Beautiful monument and capture, the passing clouds adds to the dynamic of this scene!
Jan 06 2012 13:21 GMT senna3
Thank you Elsje.
Jan 06 2012 13:21 GMT senna3
Thank you Don.
Jan 06 2012 13:22 GMT senna3
Thank you Littleollie.
Jan 06 2012 13:22 GMT senna3
Thank you Soumen.
Jan 06 2012 13:25 GMT senna3
Thank you Danijela.
Jan 06 2012 13:27 GMT senna3
Thank you Samir.
Jan 06 2012 13:31 GMT clintonfolks
I have this photo in my favs.. this one however is way more beautiful than the one I have. this one is also going to my favs..senna , you have made a masterpiece...
Jan 06 2012 13:42 GMT senna3
Thanks a lot Dave.
The other one was taken in February, the above one in May 2011 with different light. Another difference is that in the above one the names of the fishermen who died at sea are more prominently present.
Jan 06 2012 13:46 GMT martini957
Great choice....beautiful statue with special heart touching message
Jan 06 2012 14:08 GMT senna3
Thank you Nancy.
Jan 06 2012 14:48 GMT Cronos1
Great shot of a beatiful art work !
I'm glad to see you back, Peter and I wish you health and health and more health :-)
Jan 06 2012 14:50 GMT wijnie58
WOW Beautiful art....Very great shot Peter...:-))
Jan 06 2012 14:54 GMT Ada90
It is an impressive statue....nice one good choice....i believe this is one of your hundred beautiful shots.
Jan 06 2012 15:28 GMT jomoud PRO
A wonderful shot Peter..
Certainly deserving of a Certificate of Excellence:)
I have visited this statue while in Holland and understand your reaction to it.
I look forward to seeing many more great funfriday entries from you in 2012.
Have a wonderful and happy weekend.
Jan 06 2012 15:49 GMT peterpinhole
Wonderful dedication to those lost at sea.
Glad to see you back Peter.
Jan 06 2012 16:15 GMT Hanny50
Very special photo, Dutch art in a sublime way!!
Jan 06 2012 16:35 GMT 2011Rob PRO
Excellent Peter :-))
Jan 06 2012 16:49 GMT marioalbertina
Monument of deep meaning!.......
Jan 06 2012 16:51 GMT hans55 PRO
a very good choice Peter .. impressive monument !!
Jan 06 2012 17:03 GMT sider
Great entry Peter. Interesting tell for Fishermen's Monument. ';))
Jan 06 2012 17:27 GMT Papagena
A great choice and an impressive contribution to all women having lost their husbands Peter !!
Jan 06 2012 17:36 GMT Pea2007
Wonderful image.
Jan 06 2012 18:15 GMT Lie
Lovely choise, she have waited long......and sometimes he did not come back....
A great shot !
Jan 06 2012 18:30 GMT Annamaria
Impressive shot, Peter! It showes how many lives are taken by the sea in that period! Being a fisherman wasn't always that easy in those days!
Jan 06 2012 21:52 GMT sini
Great image indeed!:)
Jan 07 2012 03:41 GMT fhelsing PRO
a lovely entry, and worth remembering
Jan 07 2012 08:38 GMT csabi
great entry !
Jan 07 2012 09:26 GMT linnywv PRO
A thought provoking photo and great choice Peter
Jan 08 2012 18:11 GMT senna3
Thanks everyone for the nice comments!
Jan 08 2012 18:47 GMT yvonNL
ja de zee geeft maar.......
Jan 08 2012 22:38 GMT MargNZ
Poignant entry Peter :)
Jan 09 2012 14:46 GMT senna3
Thank you Margaret.
Jan 10 2012 12:46 GMT LizSA
It is a moving image....and it still happens, even in our modern times..
Jan 12 2012 16:17 GMT whiteMusk
great choice...
fantastic shot
Jan 12 2012 16:29 GMT senna3
Thank you Liz.
Jan 12 2012 16:30 GMT senna3
Thank you Mila.

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