One of the things I did look forward to and missed out on is breast feeding. I always thought using my mammary glands to do what they were designed for, well, primarily designed for, would be something very, very special. But highly influenced by corporate policies and politics breast feeding isn’t the normal thing to do for many women for various reasons. I don’t want to get into the entire argument, let’s just leave it at, I would have liked to breast feed… Anyway, what I really wanted to share with you today is something I found while in the Technisches Museum in Berlin a couple of weeks ago. They have a huge collection of bank notes in the foyer of the museum, there is a cabinet under the stairs with pull-out vertical drawers which hold sheets of glass. These hold about 20 to 30 banknotes which you can look at from either side. and I pulled a number of them out marvelling and admiring how different they all are, in size, colour, artwork. And looking through them I found this one:

Three cheers to Romania, they were way ahead of their time – in 1941 anyway.


4 Responses to “Politics”

  1. Skytimes says:

    Viva Romania, what a treasure… You can even notice the baby’s weenie. But funny thing: the watermark-guy looks the other way, how nice of him to not stare. Thanks for sharing. xx

  2. Suz says:

    beautiful images Ines. Thankyou for sharing them. I am sorry you didn’t get to breastfeed :(

    You left me a comment about wanting to follow my new blog The I Love You Song – I would love to send you an invite but i cant find an email address to send you one….may be because of my blogging noviceness!! If you want to email me at scott.suz@iinet.net.au and let me know your email that would be lovely

    suz x

  3. Jenni says:

    wow, what a find. i too would like to use my boobs for their proper purpose, especially before they reach my waist! love to you. xo

  4. melka says:

    These are lovely, Ines. I never used to think much about these kinds of images – they were as meaningful to me as watercolours of fields of flowers – and now they’re like a shout, slap and shake all at once. I still can’t spend time in art museums without becoming at least misty-eyed at some point, as it’s inevitable to happen upon images like this. The whole mother/child/breast motif – it calls up so, so much. And the fact that it’s meant to represent such an intrinsic part of the human experience that it can show up on a piece of currency makes it, for me, that much more heartbreaking and gut-wrenching to see.

    Sigh. Sorry, for the long-windedness and the slight tangent. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.


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