September 20, 2011

Grey Like Old Stone

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Actually I’m not that grey.
Especially when I’m laughing my head off.

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The benefits of having my Boyfriend as a photographer - I'm entertained. :)

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Are you craving a strange-embarrassing fact? Just look at this top. It says: „Bitchin' frosty time to ride”. Now what the flipping hell does that mean? I got it in a Chinese shop and they often print nonsense on their t-shirts, and I bought this one partly because I was so perplexed by the slogan accompanied by a pretty flower... Odd.

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Strange fact Number 2: Have you noticed these statues I'm posing by being sort of similar to each other? (Apart from them being rather creepy if not downright scary.) That’s because the artist used the same model for all 6 characters in the group.

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The statues actually commemorate the 1514 peasant’s revolt in Hungary, led by György Dózsa (whose head is adorned by a pigeon at this very moment). This revolt, as all of the revolutions in Hungary’s long and turbulent history, was brought down cruelly but remembered fondly. Peasants marching against their almighty lords only carrying weapons fashioned from what they worked with, clothed only in thin linen, wearing no shoes…

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They weren't heroes, just everday people who had a very hard life, and I’m sure they looked much more normal and nice than these statues. Imagine different shapes, not only this doorframe largeness, but slight and thin men too, imagine dainty noses, as well as very crooked ones, imagine tall men with huge curly hair, small guys with piercing blue eyes and winning smiles… They must have been like all the men today who we walk past on the streets. Or those who stand up and fight against inequality and suppression still, in 2011.

Yes, these statues might be quite ugly, not very well executed, but they make me think and imagine the people behind the story and they make me think of all the men and women who fight for their liberty today. So I like them.

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Wearing: trousers: handed down, top and shoes: Chinese shop, Sunglasses: New Yorker

22 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm always bemused by the things that get written on shirts, particularly from Asian markets. I have some Japanese notebooks that say, "I want to know things before others..." and a Chinese folder that says, "Every photo design and function are created for sensuous people... ***CUTE***."

Fashionforgiants said...

I think the shirt means it's a very good time to be on the move. lol. Or something like that. It's very funny.

And, I think that even if the statue isn't very well done, it's doing what it's supposed to if it's making people remember the revolt and the honest, every day men who fought in it.

Jenny said...

That shirt=AMAZING. I would wear it everyday (if I could). And I also think that one of the benefits of having my boyfriend as my photographer is uncontrollable laughing. It makes my day! xx

Lyddiegal said...

those dudes look so angry. You look great though, cute cold shoulder tee!

Madeline Quaint said...

I know, I have some Korean and Chinese stationery with silly English as well. The designs are usually very nice though. :)

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I hope others can get over the scariness of the statues as well and think of the real people. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Haha, thank you! As practical as a tripod is, it's dead difficult to communicate with it. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Oh well, the joys of Socialist-era art. Muscly men with a purpose. Thankfully the world moves on. :)

DizzyTea said...

Ok I love your trousers, because those are just what I need. Is it me or the weather is so very shiny there? It's already getting chilly here.

-Sorry about causing your craving by the way hahah! Macarons are just awesome.-
xx

Madeline Quaint said...

I'm planning to make the legs a bit narrower, that would modernise the trousers a bit...
It's still warm here, yep! We have a great indian summer!
(Which is actually called the old ladies' summer in Hungary. :)

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Julie Lan said...

I love how you look so happy and carefree in these photos! and haha if we are ever in the same city I will buy us a few rounds of screwdriver :D

Loren said...

These statues are AWESOME. Love your shirt the little arm cut-outs are cute and I love the story behind it even more :)

the girl never gets older said...

oh, how lovely to see you laugh! :D you look SO AMAZING in grey, and this hairstyle adds the perfect touch, I love this post ♥

Jamillah said...

hahahahahahaha, i want the tee shirt! it's so random and awesome. actually my bf is a big bike rider and he would love a male version sans flower and sans cutout.

Filipa Moreno said...

I love to photograph statues, there's something about their stillness that still have an emotion, an intention...
And cute t-shirt!

love, pi*
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Madeline Quaint said...

Absolutely! I never say no to a drinks invitation. :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Oh thank you! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you so much, darling! :)

Madeline Quaint said...

Oh yeah, having it as a biker shirt does make sense! I have to get me a motorbike! :D

Madeline Quaint said...

That's so very well said, Pi! Thank you!

Marisa Violeta said...

Sweet Madeline, your outfits are always so funnt and exciting! I'm adoring that shirt and the random print, I actually laugh at it. It's great!

(Oh, I just read your e-mail, the one you send ages ago - I guess I could check my e-mail box more often ahah - and I was so happy reading it but I'm having a few problems replying, oh well. I'm going to try it again. But thank you for being concerned and thank you for the lovely words. I'm still really happy about it! :D)

Madeline Quaint said...

Haha, thank you, I guess I'm a funny dresser. :)

Don't stress about the email, thank you for answering here! You made me smile too! :)