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ECHO HILL STUDIOS
ARTIST: ANN KAHL
THE CANALS OF DELFT
What is it about reflections? Such an Alice In Wonderland feeling
Surely one can just step in and see what's there
in the places that are obscured by reality
It's all so breathtakingly beautiful
I wonder where the arched canal on the left of the main canal goes
Does it go right under the street?
Maybe it's a canal along the side of that other street
There is simply no end to the wonder
at the engineering that makes these small lowland towns possible
I am constantly in awe
The little bridge by the church is charming;
Next the duck, floating along in water that touches a wall on the left,
but on the right reaches right up to the front doors and windows.
Just one more photo of Delft,
until one's eye comes upon the derriere on the railing
(I don't know the correct word in Dutch for that part of the anatomy,
but I do know English wouldn't suffice)
As so often with language, French beautifully fills the bill
"Home at Last" If the rowboat is because the owner just arrived home for work,
do you think his wife reminds him
not to to get any water on the living room carpet?
Okay. I can't resist. Do you think someone threw the duck
a lifesaver because he can't swim?
The building in the center reminds me of a poem
I remember from when I was a little girl. It goes:
Amsterdam, that great big town
Is built on piles, they say.
And if that town should tumble down
Who'd pay for it, I pray?
To me, the scene on the far right
is one of the loveliest I have ever seen anywhere
c/o ECHO HILL STUDIOS
1554 Moselem Springs Road
Hamburg, PA 19526
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