"Ashes to ashes"  vintage wall adverb  by patjila

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Vintage painted wall adverb ( about 1930) in the city of Kampen.
In early days the city was (and still is) famous because of it’s cigar manufactory: “De Olifant”
There are many wall adverbs restored in their old glory.
This is one of them. A saillant detail: It’s pretty hard to find because it’s in a modern electric appliance store surrounded with all nowadays dvd players, tellies, vid games etc.. it’s on a wall that has to be untouched and protected by the council. The crack in the wall was caused by the latest floodings…no money left for restoration due hard economic times.

Vintage wall adverb disappeared.. local news 2012.

Life is all about creativity
The desire is to go beyond the Normal way of Living.
It’s all about the Xtra things that life can offer you.
Life is full of little wonders like new languages, colours, energies and feelings.
Search for them and keep these little treasures in your Heart.
Would like to share it with you…exchange and be inspired.
You’re invited and welcome to visit my portfolio.

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  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisabout 4 years ago

  • Dankje Johan, thank you Johan :)

    – patjila

  • photomusic
    photomusicabout 4 years ago

    What a great find !
    love old wall art and signs.

  • Thank you Phil I have planned to capture some more :) Adverb hunting is about to start.

    – patjila

  • Munggo
    Munggoabout 4 years ago

    Creatively done my friend!

  • Many thanks Steve the wall adverb asked urgently to be captured :))

    – patjila

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserabout 4 years ago

    Great find & info.


  • Yay Dave thank you so much :) it was searching for it and walked passed the store a few times and aksed inside the store at last, there they showed it by removing the racks with vids…oh oh!

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    Now this would work really well on a T-shirt Patjila :o) xx

  • Shh Robin *whispers thanks so much, work in progress on t-shirt on the moment blieb blieb

    – patjila

  • done! Complete wall adverb on a cotton wall very comfortable :))

    – patjila

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Francis

    – patjila

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful find and capture!

  • Many thanks Gena, was happy to discover it behind the vid tapes :))

    – patjila

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 4 years ago



  • Kira that’s such wonderful news many many thanks for that it’s precious to me…

    – patjila

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