The small Hotel Montanus, in Brugge has several whimsical statues in the garden. This figure is beside a long low water tank. I was intrigued by the artist's choice of materials and style: to the untrained eye it looks like fibreglass and concrete! The subject is no pool-side bathing beauty. This young lady is wearing long sleeves and jeans. Then I realized the naturalness of her pose. It is typical of any young European, trying to catch a few rays of sun in a region where even in summer, the skies are often cloudy.