Dutch Wooden Shoe-Violin
April 1, 2008 at 9:47 PMOur factory exits 110 years. This was a reason for a day out in Amsterdam and in a touristic place in the neighboorhood of Amsterdam (I had never been there before) Zaanse schans with a lot of Dutch windmills and wooden shoes:
Here a big wooden shoe in front of the museum
Wooden skates and roller skates
Here a 2 machines to make (copy) wooden shoes.
BUT ALSO WOODEN SHOE VIOLINS:
Perhaps this is the secret of Stradivarius.
From Bilbo PrattleNow that is cool!
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 10:09 PM
From Jim W. MillerDid the Dutch used to wear wooden shoes for real? We have this image of a Dutch girl in white dress and white hat something like a little Napoleon hat and wooden shoes sniffing a tulip with windmills in the background.
Posted on April 1, 2008 at 10:22 PM
From Pauline LernerBram, you find and photograph the most interesting things about violins.
Posted on April 2, 2008 at 3:53 AM
From Charlie CaldwellCool pictures.
Posted on April 2, 2008 at 4:50 AM
From Bram HeemskerkSome farmers use wooden shoos. This morning I heard someone with wooden shoos in my village next to my house. Sometimes nurses use these half wooden shoes with leather on top.
Posted on April 2, 2008 at 4:32 PM
Those Napoleon hats and white dresses are tradition for special days in some villages on the countrysite, mostly for older people. Tulips grow a lot specially near the coast. Flowers are a big agricultural industry in Holland/the Netherlands.
From T NetzThe wooden shoe violins are cool but my favorite is the wooden shoe ice skates. That would be difficult if not impossible! : )
Posted on April 3, 2008 at 2:12 AM
From Benjamin KHahaha, it would have been rather interesting to play one of those shoes ... er violins. I'm curious as to how they sound.
Posted on April 3, 2008 at 5:23 AM
From Bram HeemskerkNear the wooden shoe ice skates they wrote someone skate 48 seconds on 500 metre on these wooden skateshoes, while the world record on normal skates is about 34 seconds on 500 metre.
Posted on April 3, 2008 at 10:20 PM
From Bilbo PrattleThat's over 23 MPH! (On wooden skates).
Posted on April 4, 2008 at 1:57 AM
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