SHORT FILM ON YOU TUBE OF MY LARCH IN THE PHOTOSTUDIO OF W.EVENEPOEL AT THE NOELANDERS2013 HERE!!!
I just got out off my bed! And here are some pictures that my friend Ed made early in the morning when I was preparing XL for the show.
After just a few hours sleep Ed arrived at 5 in the morning to help me load XL into my car. Than after a two and a half hour drive we arrived in Heusden- Solden in Belgium. Than Ed and me had to carry XL on this home made stretcher over a long and slippery parking than up some steep stars and than finally trough a long entrance hall to get into the exhibition hall! The things we have to do for this hobby!
Below: Finally, XL is there and I am still happy here!
Below: Xl in the right place and I am cleaning off dirt from the table.
Below: XL in place and ready! It is funny and strange to see how different and open he looks in most pictures!
Below: Some famous colleges and judges heading my way to say hallo, do you recognize them? This is a hour before the doors were opened for the public and they were taking advantage of this and made many pictures! A few minutes later we all were asked to leave the exhibition area so that they and the other judges could judge the trees in private.
Below: A other picture made by Ed in the photo studio. See how much fuller XL looks with proper lightning! I hope it will look just as good in the up coming commemorative book of this event!
So very sad that I had to leave Xl behind in the show! But I am very happy that my good friend Teunis Jan Klein will take him home for me this evening, so that I can pic him up at his place later this week when I am hopefully feeling a bit better than now! And although things wend so wrong for me later that day, I am still glad and proud that I was able to show XL for the very first time at this prestigious event and to meet up with all my Bonsai friends from around the world!
Hans van Meer.
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