Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Nijmegen, claims to be the oldest city in the Netherlands.The city was bombed by the Allies on February 22, 1944.
 Woke to a beautiful sunrise even though it was very misty.

 The Blue Hand Pub.
The fabric dyers next door would finish for the day and come next door for a drink.
The glasses would be covered in blue hand prints, the glasses became permanently blue, so they called it the Blue Hand.
 The Grote Markt square.
The building on the right is the Scales Building.
 
Beautiful architecture.
Red and Black is used for the doors and window shutters as these 2 colours are the colours of Nijmegen
 When the city was bombed, it fell on a Nunnery & Kindergarten.
The simple memorial is of a "swing that will never move again" to remember the children
Saint Nicholas Chapel
 Inside the chapel.
 I couldn't find a manhole but this is in the ground in the middle of the main street.
It is of a Roman grave, several were found.
 Wouldn't need a big parking space.
 Food vendor, selling hot sausages.
Intriguing Antique shop
Noticed a little elephant sitting on the corner of a building.
Beautiful iron work on doors.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Some More Quilts from OEQC

 "Befreiung" by Gabi Heimann, Germany
"Het Nederlandse volk" by Sylvia Kaptein, The Netherlands
 "The Emperor's Garden Party" by Marijke van Welzen, The Netherlands
 "The People are a World of Colours" by Tamar Ophir, Israel

 "Snapshot's People" by Maria Ragusini, Italy

 "Discoveries" by Claudia Scheja, Germany

 "Hexagonia" by Ans Schipper-Vermeiren, The Netherlands

 "Redifined Borders" by Jette Clover, Belguim
 Below are some of the quilts that did not have a label, loved the textiles on them.





 Below, some more quilts by Blanche Vandebroek, Belgium
 
 




 
 


Maastricht

Docked and woke to a beautiful morning on the Maas River.
St Servatius Bridge, with several arches dating from 1280.
The Markt Square in front of City Hall, Andrea Rieu comes from Maastricht and this is where he has his concerts.

The bakery still uses the water driven water wheel to grind flour.
It is famous for it's fruit pies.


Which colour would you pick?

Defensive wall.

 
The Book shop is now in the old cathedral building, with the beautiful ceiling.
Maastricht is sandwiched between Germany and Belgium.
 
The end of another beautiful day, looking from our balcony.