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Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
There is also an all year round christmas shop in the "Schnoor Quarter" :
Nex time I'll show you pictures of the gorgeous shop windows so that you can also window shop a bit with me. Would you like to?
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Bremen is a very old Hanseatic city, constituted in the 8th century. It is a port city, situated along the river Weser, about 50 km south from its outflow into the North Sea. Bremen is one of two towns belonging to the state of Bremen (official name: Freie Hansestadt Bremen (Free Hanseatic City of Bremen), referring to its membership in the medieval Hanseatic League), the other being Bremerhaven. Population: 663.000. The metropolitan area (Bremen-Oldenburg) has a population more than 2,37 million.
I best start with pictures of our medieval town/city hall being build in the 13th century and being restored in the 15th century and then constantly until today. It's the only European city hall that has never been destroyed and it belongs to the "UNESCO World Cultural Heritage" because it's absolutely unique and authentic.
It has a lot of fascinating details, so I zoomed in the picture to show you some:
Isn't it gorgeous? Medieval people have had so much more imagination in building houses than nowadays! Here is another picture from the left side:
and these fellows, I'm sure you all know them, are standing at the left side of our city hall:
Ignore the people please, there are always people taking their pictures with the "Bremer Stadtmusikanten" (The town musicians of Bremen) because of the famous fairy tale written by the Grimm Brothers.
This is our Cathedral, called the "St. Petri Dom" build in the 13th century. It has a so called plumb basement (Bleikeller) where plump for the roof top works has been stored and dead people, like a roofer who fall of the roof top during his works in the 14th century can now be seen as a mummy, preserved through the plump containing air in the cellar. Spooky!
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Well for me there are two artists on the net that are inspiring me with no end!
One it the fabulous "Pamela Garrison" http://pamgarrison.typepad.com/ to whom I have already dedicated my last post!
And the other one is the miraculous "Ulla" http://ullam.typepad.com/ullabenulla/
who has inspired me to try different things like for example the papier marché theatre easter eggs I've posted in march.
So I wanna thank them both very much for sharing their wonderful art and ideas with us and for encouraging us to go and try to make our own kind of art!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
and for a closer look:
Another thing I've tried to do a few weeks ago was a banner because seeing all the lovely banners for example at Pam Garrisons inspirational site http://pamgarrison.typepad.com/ and also from her article in the last Somerset studio zine I wanted to own one too. The only problem is that I can't sew so I've created this little banner from cardboard:
I know it's nowhere as gorgeous as Pam's, but bear with me please because I'm just a beginner! At least it was fun to work on!
Monday, August 21, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
And then I like to show you some pictures of my new rose book which is full of lovely photos, tips, recipes and creative ideas with roses. My friend and neighbor Ulla gave that to me as a gift because I have watered her garden and fed her cat while she was in vacation. I haven't expected such a lovely gift and I like it a lot! :D
And because some of you liked my little bird feeder with grapes in my last post so much, I took a photo of one of my birdhouses, also with grapes:
This is what the Geranium (Pelargonia) in the above photo looks like close up, the color is perfect, don't you think?
and this is a close up photo of the grapes in the birdhouse photo. I think they also look perfect now:
Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend dear readers (or in my case I should better say watchers, because I don't write too much) and blogging friends and neighbors!