On my way to Hoofddorp’s rail way station I always see this piece of art. I am talking about a statue of a man dancing on the water. During the Winter he looks like a figure skater, but in the Summer he’s more like a dancer. He spreads his arms as if he is ready for take-off. I don’t know, but maybe he is Icarus – the mythical man that used his wings to fly to the sun. Too close to the sun, as a matter of fact, so his wax wings melted and he fell down to earth…
The flying man is a great piece of art, but so are the Great Cormorants that use this statue as their point of view. If they spread their wings, like they often do, it makes a great image. I have made several pictures of this combination of flying man and sitting birds – this is just one of them.
And by the way, I am still blogging in Dutch on Vrijspraak – and terribly neglecting this blog in English… Anybody still with me?
Click on the pic for bigger size and look below for a full size picture of the entire statue with birds.