Wiekeneer

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    We were in Maastricht this weekend with some friends. Maastricht is the capital of the province of Limburg and is split into two parts by the river Maas. The name is derived from the former Roman name, Mosae Trajectum, which means crossing of the Maas. The Romans founded the city around 50 B.C. The centre is located on the West border, the Eastern part is called Wijck, whch is derived from the Latin word vicus (village or homestead).

    Both parts of the city have their own ambiance. This statue, created by Frans Carlier in 1985, shows the 'typical' citizen of Wijck (a Wiekeneer in the local dialect), who walks through the streets holding his hat with both hands.
    Perfect for the challenge, this stack of slices.

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    1. kara lynn bird 26 months ago | reply

      great colors and tones!

    2. Laurie2123 26 months ago | reply

      What a great find for today's challenge.

    3. Cathlon 26 months ago | reply

      Lovely find for today's theme, love the rain drops on the arm and the bokeh background!

    4. qualityandme 26 months ago | reply

      I love it, and learned some new facts from your explanation, too. Thanks.

    5. jimj0will 26 months ago | reply

      Interesting shot.

    6. WernerKrause 26 months ago | reply

      Excellent Shot!

      Your photo is terrific!
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    7. nemi1968 26 months ago | reply

      Cool shot
      Congrats on Explore :-)

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    8. toddhicklin [deleted] 26 months ago | reply

      Wonderful picture

    9. MoniqueDK 26 months ago | reply

      Indeed perfect for this challenge, and I like the blue-ish color processing! It seems it's your turn too, congrats on Explore!

    10. roverguybm 26 months ago | reply

      wonderful work

    11. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 26 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Photo, it really deserves Explore!
      A good start in the new week!
      Ben

    12. hbmike2000 26 months ago | reply

      What a cool statue and great shot Luc! I love the tone of it

    13. annasoens 26 months ago | reply

      what a cool sculpture! great find, and lovely tones

    14. Giampaolo Squarcina 26 months ago | reply

      lovely shot! I like it

    15. hassanhamad_1 26 months ago | reply

      I Get Honored when you VOTE for my Photo
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    16. glukorizon 26 months ago | reply

      Thank you all for your kind remarks, and the many faves. I really appreciate them.

    17. Fizikal Rex 25 months ago | reply

      A great sculpture Luc

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