Friday, 27 May 2016

The gnome and the butt plug?

Until now I'd never been to Rotterdam, the less glamorous, grittier and harder working sister of Amsterdam. Rotterdam was bombed flat by the Luftwaffe in the opening days of World War II so it doesn't have a historic centre like Amsterdam; what it does have is modern architecture and a burgeoning arts scene with a lot of outdoor sculpture, including this giant bronze gnome. But what the hell is he holding? Its meaning has apparently been the subject of robust debate in the Netherlands; I'll leave it to you to decide. 

1 comment:

  1. Well, it can't be anything to enhance sexual pleasure, because it's in Holland. Perhaps it's a dyke plug.