Another bucket list tick off....only 2 more to go.
Hans Christian Anderson's Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and the Island of Vis, Croatia,
birthplace of my paternal grandmother.
Entrance to the museum.
The Bayeux Museum to view the tapestry.
Understandably no photos allowed of this very delicate piece of work, to preserve it, 70m long and 50cm wide. (Photos taken at the museum.)
A beautiful piece, but is it a tapestry or an embroidery?
A masterpiece made in the 11th century. The embroidery produced on a linen cloth using a variety of coloured woollen yarns. It tells the story of the Conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy and King of England.
The pictures are stitched with yarn of eight different colours on a biscuit coloured background.
The outlines in stem stitch contrasting with the flat sections in blanket stitch.
A piece to show the reverse side.
It is still not known if the tapestry was stitched by men or women.
A piece of something modern, missing my grand-dog Harvey.
The streets of Bayeux, lots of shops.