Well I am told that our housekeeper and postman had a right giggle over this one. Apparently the postman said to our housekeeper; “Do they think we don’t have buckets in France!”
This is no cardboard cutout. It’s the real thing, and without an envelope! As Erni would say; It’s 26cm (10 inches) high and 26cm (11 inches) diameter at the top.
The bucket is in the true tricolours of the flag of Germany which consists of three equal horizontal bands displaying the national colours: black, red, and gold. (For you die hard artists, its actually Jet black, Traffic red, and Cadmium yellow.)
Black - Determination
Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valor
Gold/yellow - a symbol of generosity
I take this as meaning;
Determination to send a bucket through the post.
Bravery for taking it to the post office and asking them to send it.
Generosity of buying a new bucket instead of finding one in the streets of Hamburg.
Thank you very much Erni. This has to be the ultimate test of the German & French postal system. (Only a small part broken, but as erni & I agree, that is part of the show.) Where do we go from here? Ah, I just got an idea …
When I lived in Germany my landlady told me that the gold colour is also associated with the myth that the eagle can stare at the sun. I tried it a few times, but gave up in the end.
- And I save the bucket to put the fantastic stuff.