The World Championship of Living Statues, Arnhem, 2017 – Part 1

In this, last, post on this site (the designated space will expire while I upload the photos) I’m showing you some of my photos taken during this year’s competition.

Children’s works were not separated from those of adults, but most of them were presented close to each other in the new market place at the side of the cathedral and at the city hall, and that’s where I began too.P1140992P1140994P1150004P1150010P1150013This one may not have been performed by a young artist, but placing several performances right before the grey parapet surrounding the building area was definitely a strange and bad mistake. True, they got enough of the faint autumn sunshine, yet, it provided for strange effects.P1150017P1150019Fortunately, one could move on to sculptures better placed in the inner city. Here most performers were adults. P1150021P1150025P1150030P1150034P1150039P1150042P1150057P1150059P1150061

With this, my storage space is full. I’ll see you in my new blog with the second part of my rendition of this event. See you there soon.

by P.S.

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The World Championship of Living Statues, Arnhem, 2015 – 2nd part

This is the larger part of this year’s competitors as adults are always more numerous than children. Some of these are professionals, but I didn’t bother to remember them as non-professionals were often just as high quality. Hope you’ll enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed the show as a spectator.

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Mary Poppins liked lending his umbrella to daring kids …

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This one may have been one of the kinds, but I’m not certain …

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Of course, such a Dutch event would be nothing without a Sinterklaas – some insist he’s not really Father Christmas, that’s why he comes before December – but so early?

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However scary this face may be in reality, I hope you’ve enjoyed the show.

by P.S. and Z.J.S.

The World Championship of Living Statues, Arnhem, 2015

This year’s edition of the festival was pushed even further later in the calendar, but it enjoyed nice weather and no delays by the Dutch Railways as I’d anticipated a few weeks ago.

The Statues by Night section was presented this year in Ede the previous night, so I missed that. In its place, I can start with the children’s section, which was very nice this time. I can’t resist but begin with a very naughty little fella. I wish you enjoy the rest as well.

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Performance at the World Living Statues event in Arnhem in 2015

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Hope you’ve enjoyed it so far. I’ll soon follow with the adult event.

by. P.S.