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Beyond the Lone Islands

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

In The Rain

This is one of the pictures I took in the rain yesterday. The name of this statue is "Ute", which means "out" or "outside"; but it also sounds like it could be the name of a person (although I don't think I've ever heard it used as such). She has become rather popular since her first appearance on the street a few years ago. I say she, because for some reason, most people see her as a girl. There are probably a lot more people than I who have sometimes seen her and at first thought "why is that child standing there all by itself" - until we realize or remember that it's just a statue.


Scriptor Senex said...

I'm sure I've heard the name Ute as a personal name but cannot think where from. It's a great statue - I hope it's going to appear on 'Soaring' as well!

Scriptor Senex said...

Just realised it is on there - silly me!

DawnTreader said...

I was feeling curious myself, googled Ute + name and found it on several name sites. Apparently Ute is a female first name of German origin, meaning "rich" or "fortunate maid of battle"! :)

DawnTreader said...

And yes, Ute is already on 'Soaring' as well! :)

Thom said...

She looks lonely and almost real to me. She looks like can you help me?


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