Friday, September 28, 2018

"Heavenly Wheelbarrow"

From a site on Chinese Antiques:
A photo of a “heavenly wheelbarrow” (the caption on the back of the wheelbarrow says “Heavenly Wheelbarrow) taken in 1910 in or near Qingdao.



That photo has been in this blog before, but not with those details!

Next to that photo, on the same webpage, was another wheelbarrow, all wooden, without notes, except the name "Chinese wheelbarrow." The details are nice. I suppose the rails and knobs are more than decorative, if a load could have been tied in or covered.



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Red, rust, and yellow

"Found this wheelbarrow in Barrington Court, a National Trust property in Somerset. The busy gardener was not far away..." —Cat GB



I like the brickwork, and the matching rust colors. The broom color is a good match, too.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Chinese, very different

There is a wheelbarrow at the beginning of a video. It is probably in China. The video is about an interesting way to get concrete up onto a roof, but the wheelbarrow at the beginning is why I noticed it.



Just for a second at the beginning, a phrase appears in Chinese. I sent it to my friend Jihong, hoping that it would say where and when this happened. It doesn't. She translated it as "Non material cultural heritage treasure."


How cool! Preservation (by video) of a methodology.

The wheelbarrow tips. I can't see how it's hinged, but he tips the frame, the tray/bucket tips all the way over and dumps cement, then when he sets the frame down, the bucket falls back down.

If you have facebook, here's where it is: https://www.facebook.com/Iseekplantcomau/videos/1507127392719681/

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Orangutans in Indonesia




Avantgardens. Back To The Wild
Wheelbarrowing orangutans at the International Animal Rescue center in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
These baby orangutans are being cared for at this center, and are being taken by wheelbarrow from their night cages to a forest play area where they will spend their day learning skills to survive in the wild.



A similar image appeared here in June 2014
I'm repeating that post, because Laurie McPherson who made the comment below also sent me the photo above.

I don't know which came first, the photo, the painting, or whether it's common practice in zoos to cart the babies this way.


Kristiva Stack send me a link to this image and wrote:
Hi Sandra, I saw this and thought of you. It's a mural by Ernest Zacharevic that I saw here: http://www.thisiscolossal.com


It would be so cool to come across this in person. You would have to be in Malaysia. :-)


Laurie McPherson posted a photo of that for me in January 2016, and wrote "It's not a barrel of monkeys ... it's a BARROW of apes." Nice.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

4-H bench, Minnesota

4-H is a Wheelbarrow of Fun, Acorn Acres, 2012

Photo from 2018, Minnesota, Alex Polikowsky

Monday, September 10, 2018

Wheelbarrow Bees

"This is a novel way of moving your hives around :)"

Cally Brown spotted this on Hazelwood Ave Beekepers' facebook page


When I save a photo for this blog, I preface it wheelB____ and then name it. This one got to be "wheelBees." Fun.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Avebury, UK, 1930's, assortment



In the 1930's, a wealthy man named Alexander Keiller was doing archeological work in and near Avebury, UK. They used these three wheelbarrows (along with other and odder equipment). I took the photo from an image in the museum in Avebury.

Looks like there's a wooden wheel (probably iron clad), a rubber wheel, and a continuous track / tank tread on two wheels.