Monday, January 21, 2008

Memorial in the Dunes


In the Meijendel dunes I came across this small but nicely done statue honoring Dr. Victor Westhoff (1916-2001). After a bit of internet research, I found that he was a leading dutch botanist, ecologist, and conservationist. He first published in 1934 and remained active until his death. Apparently he was also a bit of a philosopher, and had a keen interest in psychology and religion. The statue honors his observation and writings about nature (if you look closely at the figure you can see that he's writing in a journal); the setting in the dunes seems very appropriate.

4 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Excellent work. I like the whole idea of honoring those whose life work is/was to make others aware of our environment. The statue is wonderful. Your photo of it is really nice.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

HiR<
Nice photograph with the dark (soft great done!) sky on the background, I love statues , this one looks mysterial..

I also wanted to let you know, that I posted "frost nature" (because flu my flu haha!) You might like to see it,yu also might like to listen to the the music in combination with this nature..

Have a good week my dear

JoAnn from Holland

Lezard said...

Gosh, I spotted this statue this morning on my weekly walk in Meijendel, and regretted not having my camera with me!!!!! Well spotted!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Lovely, nicely captured! Sounds very interesting!!!