07 October 2009

corner view "souvenir"



This week´s theme comes from the lovely Epe and is typical souvenirs from your corner. So I bring you my friends "El Caminante" (The Walker). It is the most popular meeting place in Vitoria. Some of my friends call it "Cojones" as in "¡Cojones! ¿Qué es eso?" Roughly translated it means "¡Caramba! What is that?"... As you can see, he is sporting a lovely yellow and lime green ensemble. People like to dress him up... I have no idea who... or why... but I love their sense of humor...
So how about if we meet at the caminante? You name the time.

Next week´s theme comes all the way from Maine and it´s from Jodi. She had the idea of "love".

I´m up to my wimple in sewing. So i´m going to be a little late visiting you. And thank you again for all your sweet comments. They really make my day, especially when I´m in a total panic thinking I´m never going to finish...

¡Dos besos muy gordos!


72 comments:

ibb said...

It was dressed because of the fashion week of the city.
Lovely photo.
And we could meet when you want.

Besos

Ma life à moi said...

That's funny!

Di said...

I love the walker.....we have so many statues in the city centre, but many have only been erected in the last few years so they haven't yet become as famous as the walker! We have Desperate Dan and Minnie the Minx (statues of comic book characters) and a dragon....Admiral Duncan who won the Battle of Camperdown,....but none as cool as the walker!

jgy said...

It's fun to think of him wearing an item from each of the corners of the world, a special Corner View caminante (hope I spelled that right).

Lollipop said...

hi jane, My cv in online. In brussels we have a little foutain named Manneken-pis and he has got more than 800 outfits! Take care and sorry for my unperfect english version.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

What a funny "personnage" !!! and a pretty pics !! Have a nice busy day ;)

Kari said...

that is an interesting statue.
Nice photo.
I wonder what he'll be wearing next week?

isabelle said...

spanish have a true sense of humor !!!

Catalina said...

Very funny, I love his look...

Bonnie said...

oh I love it !! I'd love to meet at the caminante !!

AND I looooooove next week's theme !!

Cabrizette said...

It's funny !! did you ever dressed "him" ?

juanitatortilla said...

Sure. See you at the Caminante 2pm, today :D

(Just kidding.)

Good luck with the sewing! You can do it.

B said...

See you there! :)
They'll have to give him a coat soon, it's going to get cold!

Franny said...

Nice photo! Is that, (are those) really "Cojones"? Kinda hang-y if they are :) Maybe someone could put some underwear on him once? Still, an amazing statue and is that a magnolia tree? Wow!

pödane said...

jolie écharpe...hi!hi!
ma petite participation est en ligne.

Crescent Moon said...

What a "colorful" guy he is! Happy sewing!

C.T. said...

We'll meet next SatErday (lol) at El Caminante and I'll bring along my aunty's green with orange polka dot dress. Let's dress him up!!

christyn said...

hello jane
excuse moi, je ne parle pas anglais!
Mon corner view
"souvenir"
est en ligne.
à bientôt
christyn

Emily said...

This is great! I love all the color!

Also, I've been enjoying everyone else's corner views for awhile now, so this week I decided to post my own. Hope you don't mind!

Mulot said...

I agree to - "this walker" is funny and little bit strange, like an apparition ! Beautiful photo ! Bises =^^=

Grey Lemon said...

What a sense of style! Very elegant and funny!

Jenna's Scribbles said...

Very funny statue. :)

l i s e said...

Love the way is dressed!
besos tambien

Francesca said...

Too much walking: he looks a little on the skinny side to me!

Lisa notes... said...

The Walker looks like a fun place to be. Good luck with your sewing!

likeschocolate said...

Victoria looks like a beautiful city. Just name when and I will meet you there. Happy sewing!

Jodi said...

Love the garb!!!! so I think he needs a dog collar!!! Don't you?!

Ian said...
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Ian said...

If somebody walked away with it as a souvenir, wouldn't they get into trouble?

Probably wouldn't do their back any good either.

Ritva said...

hi!
we have had a very, very windy day with lots of rain- he would look quite different here now- i do enjoy his sunny outfit!
have a great week jane!
hugs!!!

kim said...

oh, i love that guy - it's like having a giant barbie doll - well, sort of! good luck with all the sewing! talk soon!

Cate said...

love the walker. dress him up in something trashy, and he could be the street walker. dress him in old folks clothes and sensible shoes and he could be gramps with the walker. ok, clearly i got up way too early and am just punchy.

but, jane, good luck on your sewing. you can do it! pedal to the metal and all that. xoxo

Ocean Girl said...

The guy looks like a nice friendly, cheerful guy I would love to meet. So Spanish - I believe :)

laméditerraine said...

mmmm that's funny.
i'm so sorry because I didn't understand this thing about the trusty boots xD
And I'm sooooo glad that you read my blog (the last posts were really loooong and boring) and you put your comment (I was really waiting for it, you know?)

Lots of big BESACOS!!!!

Amy Bradstreet said...

Hi Jane and all you other Corner View participants--I finally remembered to participate and I look forward to seeing other views as well. That statue is great and I love that people dress him up, too. I think I'd be designing outfits for him.

Sewing--hey, at least you are actually doing it. I so want and need to get to my sewing projects. Enjoy!

janis said...

He is wonderfully odd - almost Giacometti like! Let's meet at Mr. Cajones and 3pm and then go for a cafe con leche :) Oh, in my dreams...

(cajones? I know another definition ;)

Elizabeth said...

I love that guy and what a corner view! Thanks, Jane...

Kimmie said...

so funny! I'm loving the outfit - very it's stylin'

caitlin said...

He, he love it.

Joanna Jenkins said...

"....up to my wimple in sewing..." I want to see a picture of that! I've never heard that term before but I think it's now my fave :-)
xo

KathyA said...

He's sooo stylish!

lucylaine said...

I love this "caminante", through your blog, i discover Spain in an other way!! thank you!!and my corner view is in my blog!! hasta luego!!besos!!

liza said...

I love this guy - I would love him in my yard. I'd dress him up, too! Your city is so beautiful, Jane. Have a productive rest of the day and week! (what is a wimple??)

travelingmama said...

This is so great! What a fun view! I hope you plan to share your sewing project! Hugs!

adrienne said...

but if we come visit, are we permitted to take 'caminante' home when we go?

nicola@which name? said...

he fabulous!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Nihal said...

Oh I am done, my cv is pretty ready to be seen, or bought a souvenir if liked:)
Meeting at Caminante seems like familiar for me. I heard this story before, and I'm a lover of these type of corners and squares as they are typically public places where folks like to come together for sharing and fun, fun, fun.

Kaylovesvintage said...

mh , I was hoping for some bullfighting posters,lol

aimee said...

this is just the kind of stuff i like to find in the street. how i enjoy wondering who dressed el caminante, why they chose that clothing, whether it was on a whim or planned...

p.s. your wimple? off to google...

MODsquad said...

Very cool! I'm sure he's sported some fun looks!

Sammi said...

Hi! I like your corner view, I actually managed to do one, and I am looking forward to next weeks too. I know *exactly* what I'm going to do for it :o)

Good luck with your sewing hope you get it all done soon

julochka said...

i finally did a corner view today! mostly because i found a sparkly "souvenir" that i'd love to have taken home...

am i officially one of your peeps now?

xoxox,
/j

Kasia said...

This is so original! Love it! Although it's true- when I say this photo the first thing that came to my mind was: what can it be?

Have a beautiful day Jane!
Kasia
x

april said...

it's a funny walker. always at the same place ;-) like his style*

Kathy said...

He is awesome and I love the attire!

kristina k said...

cheeky neighbours you have in vitoria ;)

have you knitted a scarf for him yet? it's getting chilly in autumn...

Liz said...

Meet up anytimeat the caminante! But my favourite time would be dusk, just after sunset and just before dark. And you could take a little break from your sewing... My cv's will continue, hopefully next week, moving just puts so many things to the side...

Inner Toddler said...

even the European STATUES dress better than Americans...
great shot Jane.

urbaNiche said...

love the walker. i could not point in to one souvenir so i did the most favs.

Emily said...

I had such fun being an unofficial participant this week! Next week, will you add me to the list? Thanks!

isabelle said...

yes I found a linen shop, I need to learn few more words of polish and then I will buy the entire shop !!!

MyrtilleD said...

How strange it is but pleasant, isn't it? Nice picture anyway.
I'm late this week. Typical souvenirs from Paris are difficult to choose but my cv is posted. Have a great week!

Des Fois... Des Pois said...

hi jane! i don't know if it's too late to be part of this souvenir corner view... however i posted it yesterday!! i just was inspired! i'll do the next one too!
i will translate it for u later on!
besos tambien hehe!!

Sophie said...

I love this yellow man.
Bises jane

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Reyes said...

I LOVE your rough translation ;-) Are you making new collars or sewing something else? BsosXOXO

malo said...

I love those natural meeting places. So fun to just sit there and watch the people waiting and meeting.

Daan said...

Love to meet you there!

-x-

Demara said...

that's a scary looking walking man...I'd dress him up too...hehe

My cv is late this week...

I have internet on my PC now..yay!!

But now to find the time to take those photos I want to post. grr..

will soon...

n a t s u m i said...

Does he always wear yellow scarf? He is so stylish!!

Tiphaine said...

hey jane, my corner view is on....late again....I definitely have to come over spain, this statue is great....

www.d-un-bout-du-monde-a-l-autre.com

dan post boots said...

Nice! and i think that it is litte strange? i am so sorry because I didn't understand this thing about the trusty boots xD
And I am s glad that you read my blog (the last posts were really long and boring) and you put your comment i was really waiting for it, you know?

pink

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