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Venlo in Colour 14

This 1983 installation called "Baer de Woers", by sculptor Hay Mansvelders is in memory of a local resident Lambert Francken (1843-1916). Apparently, he had a reputation for suspending sausages from his home ceiling, to keep them away from rodents. He was also known for his love for the occassional tipple and well dressed participation in the annual galas, complete with a tie, vest, coat with white handkerchief and a straw hat. Today this statue stands on Jodenstraat of Venlo.

Venlo in Colour 14

This 1983 installation called "Baer de Woers", by sculptor Hay Mansvelders is in memory of a local resident Lambert Francken (1843-1916). Apparently, he had a reputation for suspending sausages from his home ceiling, to keep them away from rodents. He was also known for his love for the occassional tipple and well dressed participation in the annual galas, complete with a tie, vest, coat with white handkerchief and a straw hat. Today this statue stands on Jodenstraat of Venlo.

comments (17)

That is so great! The story, the sculpture and the photo!
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Elizabeth.
Super shot Ayush, the d.o.f. works really well.
Ayush Basu: Yes, the wet stones look nice in the light, Frank.
Soon he will dash for the far curb.
Ayush Basu: No matter whether it is red or green light, Ray smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jan 2019, 06:36
A man worthy of remembering indeed Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I doubt he would have thought of this honour himself, Chris.
Excellente photo avec un arrière plan qui renforce le sujet.

Une galère pour réussir à  valider mon commentaire ;-(

Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: Have a great week ahead, Pascale. Sorry to know of your struggle to post here!
A real character. We don't seem to have many eccentrics these days
Ayush Basu: A nice adjective to describe this guys, Bill.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Jan 2019, 09:04
worth to be presented as sculpture. Thank you for your fine informtion, surely originally in Dutch? I like your image!
Ayush Basu: It is a wonder what all info can be dug up over the internet, Philine.
I rather imagine he'd had had a tipple before going home and hanging the sausages from the ceiling smile
Ayush Basu: I think so too, Brian; a drink, a smoke and some cured sausages.
I like it and I love your treatment.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Mary.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jan 2019, 18:01
A fine statue. I like the DoF in the photograph.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, CP.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jan 2019, 20:28
It's good that such people are commemorated in this way.
Ayush Basu: I wonder if he would have known this, Alan - most likely not.
Il a fière allure dans son beau costume.
Ayush Basu: Yes, I agree. He had a reputation that way, Martine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Jan 2019, 06:38
He sounds as if he were quite a character, Ayush
Ayush Basu: He had a reputation that way, Lisl.
Another reason to go visit Venlo again one day, Ayush. I think we missed this the last time?!
Ayush Basu: If you both can make it down here, then for sure, Ginnie!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Jan 2019, 06:59
I love the DOF here, Ayush and a wonderful POV too.
What a great tribute to have this little statue. He was quite the character so to read on the Wiki, written in the local language wink....
Ayush Basu: Yes, Astrid, I too looked him up and Google translate was a big help grin
looks like he is on gaurd!
Ayush Basu: High alert, Elaine!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Jan 2019, 09:29
Story and sculpture, so very local. I like how everything, but the statue is slightly blurred.
Ayush Basu: I think you are right, Louis, I imagine I did not pick the focus point very well in the darkness.

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