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Dutch Delight. by thrumyeye Dutch Delight. by thrumyeye

The Netherlands....a country with numerous different cultures.
I think that no one who lives here could say that this goes without troubles.
And that's such a shame.
I love the idea of all kinds of people with all kinds of different backgrounds, habits and colours live together.
I think of all we could learn from eachother...learn eachothers culture, cuisine, dances, words.....
The problem should be that there are too many people concentrated in a small country, not the fact that they are a bit different...
Yay for the Melting Pot.


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veroscas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
scaryyyy dolls heads =0
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ArtistUnknown Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
amen to that ...
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ZODC Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
always happy to see people trying to build bridges not destroy them , i have dear friends from Holland
and i appreciated this friendship so Much and we laugh a lot and am a Muslim /Arab/African/middle eastern/pharo
so i think its the well inside every human to be friendly with every person around , what really controls relationships between different cultures . we have a phrase in Quran that says : God doesn't look to how you look like ,but what you do good/bad in life . why don't we just look to the hearts inside , not how we dress , believe , color etc..
thanks for building bridges Thrumyeyes ;)
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EruThis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
yaay, and i live there. :']
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Lyenta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
i wonder why we can't just get along, i guess its because most people are just too focust on whats different to notice that were all the same... i agree with you we should learn from each other and live together:) really nice piece makes you think:D
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Janix-moon Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
aHh! they are all staring at me! make it stop!! lol ya I love this shot though...
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Linoontje Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
I am from holland myself and I respect other cultures. I would like to live in a whole diffrent culture myself as well. But you do have to fit in. You can not forget your roots ofcourse. But in my opnion living in an other cultures mean you got to change. At least learn the language. These people just don't...
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Sophie-shoots Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Yay voor NL! :D als ik uit de universiteit kom, ga ik terug naar nederland :)
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
I want the one on the very far right.
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Jaedie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
those scarves are so pretty, i wish I had the pink one!!
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femketje Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional Photographer
hooray melting pot :D
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iSanctuary Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
nice shot :P
arent those muslim dolls? with those scarfs [hijabs] on their head
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4ever-rider Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
cool photo! i'm dutch too!
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Doragonlady Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
lol.. well I am from the netherlands xD
anyway good pic ^^
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shuckle-leg-hair Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
awesome picture! i'm dutch, too. :w00t:
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bfreaky Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
mooi concept!
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Dank je!
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nrchn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
:rose:
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Blackmoon2001 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
this photo is great, i love the idea and its so true:butterflytwo:
we're all the same but we're all different:)
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Agreed :D
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Blackmoon2001 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
:)
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AnnikaAstra Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Professional Writer
My first two thoughts were

1) Woah, that's kinda freaky

2) But I really like it!

Really interesting shot =)
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SaRaH-pHaNtOm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
you are so right...
Nice photo:aww:
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Tnx!
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Kubz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Nice idea, but i cant forbear a little IMHO

well, i do not fully share the idea of Melting pot. Of course, the cultures can learn from each other, but some distance/gap/whatever should be to avoid the inevitable confrontation.

Some cultures tend to be nationalistic, sticking close togehter in the new homeland, able to tear the original population into pieces.

Example? [link]
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
But.....wasn't this just a fine example of a problem caused by not melting together? If everyone had lived and let live and respected eachothers differences then there wouldn't have been a problem at all. But if one group feels superior and rejects different habits/ looks etc, then things go wrong. And I think this fear of 'the others' is mainly caused by ignorance. If we only could get to know 'the others' better, we'd see they're people, just like us, but the distance makes them 'different'.
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Kubz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Well, im from a GE-CZ "melted" :) family, thus i dont think the problem was caused by not melting together. Let me explain.

The ppl in my example lived for six centuries in relative harmony. The foreigners got oportunity to live&melt, but they turned it into confrontation, that is not yet completely forgotten.
I like differences, but they tend to compete for area at the expense of the others. My fear doesnt originate in ignorance nor feeling of superiority, however in knowledge and experience of history. Do you think you will be able to defend and keep your Dutch identity?

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Mendicant Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional Artist
I was expecting food... for some reason or another...

I kind of thought the same thing as QT-Stock. Although your description kind of made me miss New York and it's cultural diversity.

(Then again, admittedly, I miss the all the varieties of available food more than anything else... :D)
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Chukairi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
very interesting pic. very eye catchy and colorful. also....O_O how do you take pictures in public without having to be embrassed?
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Embarrassed you mean? Mmmm.....I have this talent: I can take photos really sneakily....;)
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Chukairi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
>.> must be a ninja photographer too!:ninja:
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Heeee.....we're on line at the same time...:w00t: So I can thank you live for all your sweet and honest comments and for your many :+fav:s, too.
How're you doing?
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Chukairi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
im ok. hey do you have a messenger?
so we can talk all the time. >3
ya i've been away- you know china.
but i lived! or SURVIVED the mosquitoes! ;_;
and my friend mocked me of my survivery
any ways.....YOUR WELCOME. i love your work- alll the times, and you thank me all the times too, so np np!
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Ow, I'd love to.....I'm glad to hear you're doing fine, but I have a hot bath waiting for me......so I guess....some other time..:D
Yeah...China.....did you have a good time.......? I surely hope so. And can't wait to see your pictures....:excited:
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Chukairi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
o_o i have to say i love only half the pictures i took. =_= they never seem good enough.
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Well......I hope you took many.....than half is still a lot :D (my bath is cooling)
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QT-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Very true. This is an interesting concept, although at first I thought it was a statement about Muslms and the current culture of more suspicion due to recent activities in the US and Europe and that the obviously white doll heads were used to make a point. I can see you are still doing that but it is a different message.
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kelc Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Hey! I featured your photo here [link]
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Hehe...I'm a bit late, but....tnx!
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sippy11 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
yay australia is like that :D
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fleetofgypsies Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Student General Artist
they look like the wives of king henry :chainsaw:
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Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice shot, don't like dolls much though I find them a bit creepy!! :D
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fairytale-nightmare Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Nice capture and concept. I especially like the colours with. And I agree with your comment. We ineed could learn a lot from each other. The problem is we do claim we could, but we never try.
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Well..... I try...;) Tnx for commenting. :wave:
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fairytale-nightmare Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Then you should be glad that you have opportunity to do it ;) What a pity that here where I live we rarely have an occasion to do it by something else than internet ...
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
No different cultures in your environment..? We have all kinds here.....
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fairytale-nightmare Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Sure there are, somewhere ... xD
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Somewhere...? Hidden?
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gatogirl12345 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Very nice!
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