Caspar David Friedrich painting or The Infamous Blue Traveling Poncho?

This could be a post about an ugly travel poncho.  Or more likely, a tribute to the earnestly brooding Romantic landscapes of German painter Caspar David Friedrich.  However, I’d prefer this to be be a story of how an undignified rain coat can transform the experience of traveling in crappy weather from dreary to hilarious.

So, is it The Infamous Blue Traveling Poncho or a Caspar David Friedrich painting?  Let’s see if you can tell:

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The Infamous Blue Traveling Poncho in Paris, in front of the Institut du Monde Arabe, contemplating the futility of human achievement in the face of the beauty of nature.

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Winter, by Caspar David Friedrich, 1808, oil on canvas.

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The Infamous Blue Traveling Poncho pondering the ruins of ancient civilization in Agrigento.

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Landscape with Temple Ruins, by Caspar David Friedrich, 1797, oil on canvas.

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The Infamous Blue Traveling Poncho in Matera, ruminating on the tension between a simpler past and the oppressive present.

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Morning in Riesengebirge, by Caspar David Friedrich, 1810 -11, oil on canvas.

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The Infamous Blue Traveling Poncho wonders about human folly in the shadow of the immortal at Bramante’s Tempietto in Rome.

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Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, by Caspar David Friedrich, 1817-18, oil on canvas.

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A masterpiece in the Romantic German Style: The Infamous Blue Traveling Poncho in Chauvigny.  I’m so proud of the image–I pretty sure even Caspar David Friedrich himself would be fooled.

Thank you Wikipedia for the CDF images!

 

 

 

 

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6 comments

  1. So funny, I really enjoyed the photos 🙂

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    1. Thank you blosslynn–I was laughing while posting them!

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  2. 🙂 The photos are really good!

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  3. Thank you–they were fun to take!

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  4. Make people be full of the imaginary blue cape

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    1. Or perhaps it’s even a supernatural blue cape?

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