fisherman's wife by gijsje

fisherman's wife


Hubby and I visited North-East Friesland (Dutch province in the North of the NL). In a village, called Paesens-Moddergat, we came across this beautiful sculpture, created by Hans Jouta (1967).
This is what this sculpture symbolizes:

In 1883, on the 8th of March, a storm catastrophe took the lives of 83 fishermen from the North of Friesland. This sculpture of a fisherman’s wife is an ode to all the fishermen’s wives who were left behind after this calamity.
A beautiful and touching sculpture.
February 19th, 2020  
What a tragic story beautifully portrayed.
February 19th, 2020  
A poignant sculpture to memorialize that terrible tragedy. You know the village was not large and to lose 83 men is so hard to imagine.
February 19th, 2020  
How tragic this story is but a beautiful tribute to the memories
February 19th, 2020  
A lovely sculpture to a sad story.
February 20th, 2020  
A trgic event and a poignant sculpture to remember the tragedy !
February 20th, 2020  
A lovely sculpture and remembrance!
February 20th, 2020  
Tragic story but beautiful sculpture...nice capture
February 20th, 2020  
Wow... what the story behind this sculpture! Thanks for sharing your lovely image.
February 20th, 2020  
Oh My... so many men lost....such a beautiful tribute to the wives & families.
February 20th, 2020  
a lovely tribute after such a sad story.
February 20th, 2020  
What a beautiful Sculpture & yes a very sad story
February 20th, 2020  
Wat een mooi beeld...trieste aanleiding
February 20th, 2020  
Beautiful sculpture and a lovely capture. Sad story behind it though.
February 20th, 2020  
Very touching tribute. Beautiful sculpture and capture.
February 20th, 2020  
This is just lovely.
February 20th, 2020  
A beautiful statue to pay tribute to such a tragedy.
February 20th, 2020  
Wow, that's a nice tribute.
February 20th, 2020  
A beautiful sculpture. Fav!! 😀
February 20th, 2020  
Such a very fine sculpture...love the story it tells!
February 20th, 2020  
Mooi standbeeld voor een trieste oorzaak.
Ede staal zong het : Doar staait de stried om 't bestoan op zeemansgroaven
February 20th, 2020  
A touching and v beautiful statue, beautifully presented and thank you for sharing.
February 21st, 2020  
powerful statue, makes one think
Pity it took so long to dedicate a statue to the brave fishermen
February 21st, 2020  
heel mooi en betekenisvol
February 22nd, 2020  
very cool
February 22nd, 2020  
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