Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Concrete and Nature


In general I am not excited about modern urban art, but this I like. It's a 'menhier' group, close to my office. Is 'menhier' the correct word? I looked it up in the dictionary but I coudn't find the correct English word, neither the correct Dutch word.
Any way, I find it an interesting idea, it's a combination of concrete and nature.

12 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I would not award these concrete cones with the term menhir, but I find these structures interesting and well placed in this open air space.

PAK said...

I used term menhir in Polish-English dictionary, and it is correct for both languages* :)

For me it is 'menhir-like' structure.

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*) And in French and Spanish it is also correct :) In Russian is something like Менгир = mengir. There is no Dutch in this dictionary :(

Ineke said...

i like them too :)

Per Stromsjo said...

For whatever reason, I'm reminded of the Coneheads in SNL. And I did like them so this has got to be a good sign! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Great picture Marcel!
I liked it a lot!
Léia

Lois said...

I like the way that one group of them is standing in the water!

B Squared said...

Very interesting. Does not look out of place at all.

Halcyon said...

I don't think there is a particular word in English for menhir. It is a French word (and apparently Spanish too!).

I would just call them concrete sticky-outy thingies! :)

Hilda said...

Menhir or menhir-like or sticky-out thingies (!), I like them too. Amazingly, since I wouldn't even have called it art in the first place.

lemon said...

Mmmm, I am not sure if I like it, but I like the combination of colours, green and grey!
Menhir we call them also (from Asterix!!) but I am not sure if there is a Greek word for them..
(I am not sure about anything today, hahahaha!!)

Jacob said...

I don't know about these things...are they supposed to represent trees?

Maybe to see them in person would help. Or maybe they should be painted bright green...

Nice shot, though.

Frank said...

Very unusual and interesting sculpture. And something I guess you see and pass every day. Thanks for sharing.