I’m Totally Moving to the Netherlands

Just for the crosswalk lights:

How cute is that??

From Earth Goat, via Kevin Brockmeier.

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25 responses to “I’m Totally Moving to the Netherlands

  1. That crosswalk chick’s got a boo-tay. She kinda looks like me…although I’d never wear those boots with that skirt.

  2. Kate Harding

    I don’t know. I think she’s pulling off the boots, though they wouldn’t be my choice. 🙂

  3. although I’d never wear those boots with that skirt

    Tart! Those are obviously Dutch clogs.

    And they go with anything when you’re high.

  4. Kate Harding

    OMG, Dutch clogs and SOCKS! She IS European! I totally thought they were boots, too.

    Now I’m officially comfy with declaring her a fashion don’t.

  5. I dig her ponytail-and-bangs combo. Together with the jumper, they create a look that says, I’m ready for anything! Which way to Anne Frank’s house and the Center for Socialized Medicine?

  6. mamajane

    I’m grooving on the bouncy and confident stride of the traffic chick! Work that booty with pride! 😉

  7. Pingback: [Pic] Crosswalk signs in the Netherlands (reddit.com)

  8. Ha! Why are they all walking men here in the U.S. anyway?

  9. They are doing the same thing here in Spain. Haven’t reached this part as of yet, (Andalusia is the Spanish equivalent to Siberia to those who rule from Madrid.) So I can’t comment on the footwear nor the booty action but I shall if they ever get this far. In fact we don’t have such things at all here in the town where I live. No traffic lights either. Just roundabouts and marked crosswalks which are great because people actually stop for you. Except for this time of year when all the gits from Madrid come down for their holidays then you take your life in your hands when crossing the road.

  10. beatgrl

    OMG how awesome!!! I remember being impressed by the red bicycle/green bicycle lights when I was there.

  11. Nice!

    My wife is partial to Ampfelman in Berlin (green, red). I think it was an East German thing — IIRC the West German ones are fairly ordinary.

  12. …And here I am, still impressed with arrows…

  13. indeed, the Netherlands ROCK!

  14. ananke

    A friend talks about her adjustment to living and working in the Netherlands: http://kpabroad.blogsource.com/?tag_text=adjusting

  15. I like the confident stance of the Stop girl. Hands on hips, standing squarely, equally weighting both of her strong legs.

    Consider me heartened 🙂 .

  16. Yep. Reason number 342 for wanting to move to The Netherlands.

  17. I don’t think those are supposed to be clogs.

    The designer probably just didn’t know one helluva lot about the female form, which is why she came out a little weird.

    Or maybe he just gets off on buxom girls.

  18. Evelyn

    Jan-Willem considers buxom a synonym for weird? I think she looks like a real woman–curvy and strong. Love it.

  19. Arkades

    Crosswalk gal is awesome.

  20. This is great and my new favorite crosswalk symbol! My previous favorites were the joyously round strolling man on the Niagara Falls, Canada, lights.

  21. Kate Harding

    I think she looks like a real woman–curvy and strong. Love it.

    Evelyn, we’re totally in agreement here, but I need to nitpick your language. I have a real aversion to saying any particular body type is representative of a “real woman.” There are plenty of naturally thin women, just like naturally fat women, and naturally less curvy women, just like naturally curvy ones. We’re all real women.

    Again, I totally know what you meant, and I’m with you, but “real women have curves” is a phrase that comes up a lot on fat blogs, and I want to make sure my position on that language is clear. Skinny’s good, fat’s good, it’s all good. It’s all real.

  22. Ha! Why are they all walking men here in the U.S. anyway?

    Because men are the default when you live in a society that undervalues women.

    On a related note, is it wrong that I’m attracted to the crosswalk woman?

  23. Kate Harding

    On a related note, is it wrong that I’m attracted to the crosswalk woman?

    Yes.

  24. Kate217

    Yep. Reason number 342 for wanting to move to The Netherlands.

    The downside? Having to learn Dutch…

  25. The downside? Having to learn Dutch…

    Speaking as someone that speaks Dutch, it’s not really that hard, just the pronunciation is the issue. Grammar comes pretty quick thereafter.

    Plus it is like Russian and Chinese in that it seriously rocks to swear in 🙂

    Nederland is one of the few countries in the world I could comfortably spend the rest of my life in.

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