The Recovery Of Giel

The polyester angel named Giel (after archangel Michael and with a wink to 3fm DJ Giel) has been on our balcony since many winters. Holding a heart with Christmas lighting.

With a fake fur coat of snow as we know her:


One winter day in 2014, a strong wind blew down this two meter high church image replica. Two strange halves lay on the balcony surrounded by several fractional remainders. Sadness all over but with strong determination to recover this in order to put Giel back on the balcony next year strapped to the railing.

The repair began


The two parts perfectly fitted together so I glued it after I made a steady, wooden skeleton inside.



A few layers of light blue spray paint and it sort of looked like new:




Winter 2015: 

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