Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wheelbarrow, a pub (closed)

There was a club called "Wheelbarrow at 55 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London but it's not there now. Luckily, there are still some images around.

This seems to have been take from a window (bus? another business?):

If anyone comes by who know when it was founded and why it was named "Wheelbarrow," please leave a note! If there was any wheelbarrow art (on signs or menus or whatever) I'd like to see that image, also.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Giant wheelbarrow in Western Australia

In a discussion about commonplace things where we live that would be exciting and exotic to other poeple, Davina Harrington of South Hedland, Western Australia, wrote: "We have a giant wheelbarrow in town and a huge salt pile that looks like a big snow hill :)"

I wrote and asked for more details (naturally), and received this treasure:

It's a wheelbarrow that's been constructed from parts of an ore truck called a Haul pack - they are used for mining of iron ore here the wheel at the front is also from the same type of truck. It's located at the entrance to the light industrial area and has become a local landmark. That part of town is called Wedgefield.

I found [a photo]. Pretty sure it was taken a while ago it still looks quite new. It was made by volunteers which is cool.

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Davina Harrington wrote August 26, 2015:

My husband was out in the industrial area today and I asked him to get a picture of the wheelbarrow for you. I believe that the town council is going to do some work around there soon to make the area more attractive to visitors.

Friday, December 19, 2014

"just so he can match your eyes"

"He'll wear you favorite color just so he can match your eyes..."

from "Enchanted," a wheelbarrow on each side after the contruction workers' part of "That's How you Know"

This song probably has just about anything anyone could want to see.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Teeny seedling thief

Karen James wrote:
Egads! Sandra Dodd, look who I found trying to harvest our mimosa pudica seedling. A teeny man with a wheelbarrow. Thought you'd like to see the wheelbarrow, but I told the little guy he'd have to go. We only have one seedling, and simply he can't have it! I took this picture just before he departed. He didn't seem to mind. I think he must have been reflecting on his misfortune. I'll plant some more seeds. If I get more than one sprout, I'll make sure to give him one if he visits again. I'll see if he'll let me take another picture then.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Boost/launch, to see pet dinosaur

I don't kow what to call this. They used it to get over a wall, but didn't need it to get back.

It's Kid Snippets' "Pet Dinosaur." It's not one of the best. Click the image to see it, but if you want to see someone coming to the door asking about odd pets, the best one is this (called "Salesman"):

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A robot with a wheelbarrow

I saw this flash by on CBS Sunday Morning, in a segment about American artists. Lovely google helped me find an image of it.

The artist is Randy Regier.

In Your Dreams: Kansas artist's mysterious 'toy store' pops up in downtown Riverside.

Here's his own website: He's creating fake old toys, and they're very interesting. But the important part for me is that he made a wheelbarrow.

The Sunday Morning article is summarized here (this is page 2 of it): A treasure hunt for undiscovered American artists.

The video is on the first page, but might only be viewable in the U.S.:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Freestyle Wheelbarrowing

My son, Kirby, sent a link to me on facebook that I can't figure out how to bring here, but I have the address:

While looking for it elsewhere, I found several, from past years, of similar doings.

If you're short of time, slide this over to 2:30 where there is some dramatically edited wheelbarrow art.
And then the dangerous excitement begins.

At 5:50, I laughed out loud. :-)

So it's not so new.

And here's one that came up of an off-road motorized wheelbarrow (in Hungary?) It's a little like a dog sled (VERY little):

Friday, October 31, 2014

Jack-o'-Lantern Ride

So you make this jack-o'-lantern, and that's so exciting you take him for a wheelbarrow ride, right?

Janine Davies wrote:

My son took his finished Jack o lantern for a ride in his red wheelbarrow today. Seems he shares your love of wheelbarrows.

(West Molesey, Surrey, UK)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pride and Prejudice, BBC wheelbarrow

Elizabeth goes for a walk with Wickham and they totally ignore a great wooden wheelbarrow with legs/posts on the outside, separate from the handles.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jurassic wheelbarrow

Hi Sandra,
Thought you might like to see these pics of the Jurassic world in a wheelbarrow that my youngest made and played with today. Complete with the United Kingdom flag!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Northern New Hampshire

I figured an organized pile of equipment/junk that big MUST have a wheelbarrow, so we stopped.

Good Guess!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lebanon, Vermont

Behind a grocery store in Lebanon, Vermont, autumn 2014.
The color of the leaves, and with the tools and milk crate...

Some trees had turned and some had not.

Monday, September 22, 2014

"More fun than a…"

Description on the facebook page where this was found:
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.

Laurie McPherson sent it with the note "More fun than a…"

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There is a piece of wall art based on that image, with half a wheelbarrow mounted to the wall the orangutans painted on:

By Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic in Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Resting in the grass

The wheelbarrow where we're staying in Camden, Maine. The sparkly spider webs might not show in the photos, but I saw them.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Print block

For sale on e-Bay UK, printing block, copper mounted on wood (reproduction, it says).

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Eric Sloane painting

I don't know where the original painting is—who owns it. If anyone knows, please leave a note.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wheelbarrow as a chair

Alicia Gonzalez sent this and wrote, "Have You seen this idea before?...I never thought of using it as a chair!!"

I followed the link from the photo above, and someone named Claire Lai had written "I love this lady, she spent most of her life building a theatre on the side of a cliff in Cornwall, by hand with salvaged materials and cement. It is the Minack theatre and she well and truly earned her rest in the wheelbarrow."

But my response to Alicia was: "I hadn't. There are some uncomforable looking archeologist-naps, in a photo in a museum in England. later note: More comfortably, Gigi Polikowsky resting

Stephanie Marr added: "The woman in the photo is Rowena Cade. She spent quite a bit of time around wheelbarrows :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

San Francisco

Not a big wheelbarrow city, from what I've seen in two days. I've seen construction work and trucks with tools, but few wheelbarrows.

I saw one near some curb work. I saw these three (hard to see where they are, and the tour bus we were on was moving quickly).

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Barrow, no legs

Elsewhere on this Robin Hood series there was a barrow with two short legs. They carried armor in it.

This is a different one, or perhaps the same one (prop) used in one show, and legs added to one end of it later.

This is from Episode 59, The Bandit of Britanny.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My dad's birthday

My dad has been gone for over half my life, but he gave me rides in wheelbarrows when I was little, and let us play with his wheelbarrow as much as we wanted to. Somewhere there is a photo of me and my sister sitting under an apple tree, digging in the dirt, with a cousin or two. There's a wheelbarrow.

Somewhere there is a photo of my dad and my Uncle Junior (who is still living) and I think there might be a wheelbarrow in that, too.

This isn't a wheelbarrow, but it's my dad, before I was born. He was strong and always owned a big wheelbarrow. Probably the same one all the years I knew him.

My dad was born July 17, 1926. He died in his fifties. I have outlived him two ways. His name was Kirby Lynn Adams.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Spotted at a distance

In Alameda, New Mexico, spotted this:

Through the wonder of a zoom lens, I didn't need to trespass to get a better look.

Fire wood. In May, and it wasn't near the house nor a wood pile, it seemed. Maybe they were cleaning up the field, and tehre were pieces of wood scattered or lost in winter. Maybe they moved it away from the house in case it lured spiders. Maybe they have a hot tub, or a wood-fired kiln or outdoors oven. Some houses have an horno. We had one when I was little, but my mom didn't know how to use it. Some families put a wood stove out in summer. Nada used to move hers in or out seasonally, in the 1970's when she lived north of El Duende. Maybe it was for a bonfire or campfire. Holly has had some outdoors fires this summer at her house.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Black, with bikes

Routine, matches the bikes, spotted in the back of a four-car garage at someone else's house. Minnesota.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The wheelbarrow race in England

I hadn't seen the front axle fastened to flat lumber before. This photo is from 1932, and was identified as La course à la brouette en Angleterre : [photographie de presse] / Agence Mondial -diff. par l'Agence Mondial (Paris)-1932

It's from a link to 9,708 wheelbarrow-related photos on the French National Library site. Cath GB sent it to me! Brouette image

France is the place for wheelbarrow history. The wikipedia page in French is much longer than in any other language. Brouette

I went to see where that race might have been, and why. I found another wheelbarrow race in England, celebrating fifty years (so it wasn't the 1932 race). There are photos! One person pushes, one person rides, and there are costumes involved. And water. Big audience, even though it was raining. Braughing Wheelbarrow Race celebrates 50 Years.
The link is gone, and the wayback machine caught no images, but here, if you want to see some 2014 images, is a websearch:
Braughing wheelbarrow race 2014

It leads video and photos by individuals.

Braughing is in Hertfordshire, between London and Cambridge. Their race has a facebook page: Braughing Wheelbarrow Race. Their race has a nice logo:

Here's one in Pewsey that's for adults only, at night… Teams of three or more, costumes. September 18, 2014, if anyone wants to go and check it out. There are photos of former years: Peswsey Carnival, with wheelbarrow search. This is put on by The Pewsey And District Feast And Carnival (PADFAC), established in 1898. They put on the oldest carnival in Wiltshire. Their newsletter said, in February, that the 2014 race might not be held. In calling for volunteers, part of what was written was "There are some 800-900 people who take part in the Wheelbarrow race each year and between us we need to find two volunteers to take up these positions." (There are updates there.)

Without an extensive search, I see that there are also wheelbarrow races in Great Glen and in Watchet, in England. Watchet has a logo, too (at least for facebook purposes), at their page there: Watchet Annual Wheelbarrow Race