Hans Christian Andersen wrote many fairytales of which we can learn something about our self and our way of living, for instance “The woman with the eggs”.
A woman got a single hen and when the bird began giving her eggs, she planed going to the town and selling them. On the way to the market, she began dreaming of the riches the eggs would bring her. She became greedy and the longer she dreamed, the greedier she became, and with the grandest plan of all, she tossed her head and whoops! – All her dream where broken on the road.
H. C. Andersen was born 2nd of April 1805 and on this Saturday will his 200 years birthday be celebrated in Denmark – and around the world (I been told).
The Nameplate here and the eggs here (I got surprised)
This statue can be seen in Kongensgade, Odense
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Tue (25798) 2005-03-28 16:37
Flot billede med denne eventyrkvinde, jeg kender eventyret ikke...
Ja, hernede i Holland og især på vores skandinaviske institut ved Amsterdams Universitet er der adskillige HCA-arrangementer: for omkring en måned siden var der fx et stort HCA-symposium. :-)
Tak for det her billede med smukke forårsfarver og smukt lys! :-)
weswang (18223) 2005-03-28 17:14
Hi Jeppe, A nice shot of the street art with the active life on the street as well. You have a very nice DOF to see the details of the statue and the background street. Thanks for the notes such that we can link the picture with the famous fairytale.
Nice work. Thanks for sharing.
alvaraalto (5473) 2005-03-28 17:31
This can become a great celebration of the 200th birthday of HCA. I hope that at the end of the year the theme has a illustration of each fairy tale of HCA.
I will search fot the ugly duckling now.
kikvel (4784) 2005-03-28 20:16
nice old story for a still current human condition: greediness
nice shot of this monument, abit too white for my taste in some parts
but a minor thing
nice story nice shot Jeppe
Tim (469) 2005-03-28 22:24
Thanks for sharing the story. I have enjoyed your other postings about H.C. Andersen as well. Cute picture!
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-03-29 0:14
good citation from Andersen with this Artwork.
Well seen for the statue and its incorporation in the street as the Artist did.
Good DOF and colors.
I like it
orme (7213) 2005-03-29 3:48
Interesting shot, Jeppe. I like how you have used the busy street scene for a background. I also like the contrast between the statue of the woman and the trendy girl dressed in 'orange'. Great story. Well seen.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-03-29 6:47
(Hi Dear Jeppe!Now I'm out of home,far from Tehran,east-north of Iran,it's pleasance to see you from here:)
And You know that I'm a great fan of H.C.Andersen!and this statue that you show us a great symbol about one of his tale about the woman and her dream,and I'm very glad to see this statue which is very harmonic with my imagination,thanks for showing us,Jeppe!
well captured,and good use of the people in background.
but I would like to say about young orange girl in left,who can be a symbol of this days styling,and she was in contrast with main subject (in my eyes)about old tale,culture and literature which are useful always,isn't she in the contrast,Jeppe?!Are they notice to H.C.A like you and me and our generation?!...but I think,H.C.A and many artists like him are for all the time,for future and never die.
Great one,and nice in point of tech,too.nicely done.
I will try to see you more in TE during my trip in Iran:)
bpelvan (3798) 2005-03-29 8:05
A good, very good shot. Very sharp, colorful and deep. Moreover you bring us again something from H.C.Andersen who was an important part of our lifes during the childhood.
Thanks for sharing...
hojper (2832) 2005-03-29 11:03
And I guess the girl in the background thought you were taking her photo - and she didn't want to show her smile. I am glad someone is doing something serious about the HCA celabration here on TE - and it had to be you, of course. Thank you for the extras you often post as workshops.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-03-29 12:40
Nice scene, Jeppe, with the Andersen statue seeming to take a leisurely stroll through Odense. Good to see the colorful urban detail in the back; the orange shirt and stockings of the girl certainly set a vivid element here. Good notes on the great writer, too.
MvS (4163) 2005-03-29 15:47
Skönt behagligt ljus, färger och folkmyller kring damen med äggen. Stackarn har fått nåt i ögat ser jag.
M v h
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-03-29 18:14
interseting shot Jeppe, I like hte statue and especially the woman looking over, well taken and great timing
singuanti (15250) 2005-03-30 0:09
Jeppe this is a great and unusual contribution. I think the subject is well chosen and the woman has a great pose. Please wish Hans a happy birthday for me! A great shot and thanks for sharing a part of your culture with us!
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-03-30 13:48
I really like the contrast between the massive egg-women and the girl in orange t-shirt in the background!
very well seen and captured!
Mafo (1339) 2005-03-31 0:53
Nice tematic work, Jeppe!
Good shut with a people in background and thanks for a nice story!
oochappan (22043) 2005-03-31 11:36
A sharp see-through shot as immediatly I see that hand before her mouth and the life behind the statue becoming only as an attribute in the foreground. Original compo Jeppe.
jhm (128297) 2005-03-31 11:51
What a nice idea for take the three ladies on one picture, one left and one right of the it statue between in the middle, the sharpness and clarity its very beautiful.
alford (3961) 2005-04-01 1:03
Hi Jeppe! Very interesting story and city photo! It's amazing a statue was built for the fairy tale. When viewing your photo, I was attracted by the woman at the background due to her colorful clothes (and yes, her beautiful face/body :)); she contrasts very well your main subject. great shot! rgds.
RGatward (20050) 2005-04-01 3:41
Very funny shot. If she'd been in Barcelona I might have thought she was real, the funny thing is that she's the size and has a pose to make her look in place at first glance.
- Copyright: Jeppe Madsen (Jeppe) (18654)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-13
- Categories: Artwork, Event
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Hans Christian Andersen, Artwork - Cartoon Comix Fairytales [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-28 16:23