Friday, June 29, 2018

Hidden in Plain Sight (The Little Woodcutter)

The Little Woodcutter is one of those things most people never notice. Unless you know he's there, it's easy to see why most folks stroll right on by. 

He's only about a foot and a half tall, and up in a branch, so it isn't surprising most people miss him. Luckily we knew right where to look; we were on a mission and knew exactly where to go.

No one knows who made this little statue. He just appeared one day, at the end of January in 1989. His park, near the corner of Leidsplein and Singelgracht, is only about a 10 minute walk from the Rijksmuseum. We had to chuckle though, as soon as we started pointing and taking pictures, lots of other folks did, too. A few minutes later, as we were leaving, he had faded into the background - unnoticed once again...

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