1 EAGLETON NOTES: Christmas Reindeer

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Monday, 14 November 2011

Christmas Reindeer

I know that I'm in New Zealand but one of the advantages of Blogland is that it is virtual and non-geographic in its reach.  So if I didn't tell you then you would have no idea where I am.  Sorry about the  mixing up of tenses.  Anyway I read Librarian's post Salzburg Sunrise this morning.  The last photo is of a reindeer in a very proud or haughty pose.  It's full of life.  When I saw that it made me realise what a dull and pedestrian structure is the one in Argyle Street in Glasgow which I photographed the day before I left for New Zealand.  With a little bit of thought it could have been so much better.


8 comments:

  1. I must admit I didn't like either of them very much - Bah, Humbug!

    But give me a real reindeer and I'm more than happy...

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  2. GB, you are right, the Salzburg stag holds a much better pose, while the Glasgow one just... well, it just stands there. Thank you for linking to my post!

    Scriptor, I am generally not one for many ornaments, either. There was just something about this huge stag that made it impossible for me to look the other way.

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  3. I'm with Scriptor Senex on wanting the real thing.

    Lovely photograph though,

    SP

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  4. Definitely agree. But a loteasier to make I suppose. There would be no excuse if it was a permanent sculpture (it's not, is it?)

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  5. Hmm I feel a Pottery Potty Reindeer coming on!

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  6. "dull and pedestrian"... I don't think I've come across that use of the word pedestrian before, it puzzled me for a while (because of pedestrians also being in the picture). Then I checked for more translations of the word. Ah. Hm. Actually I think I still find that reindeer pedestrian mostly in the sense that people are able to walk right under it! ;)

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  7. I think of pedestrian as being just ordinary.
    A check with Google reveals this definition of the word as an adjective: Lacking inspiration or excitement; dull.
    This reindeer fills that description.

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  8. I have just had a lovely browse around your blog.....

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