I opt to travel by train if I can. Not only is it easier on the body, but it's also a great way to see the countryside from a different angle and meet some fascinating characters. Tourists waiting for the Norway in the Nutshell Flamsbåna train By and large, railway passengers enjoy chatting with others… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Trains, Tales and Tall Stories
Exactly where would you go to see traditional folk art in Europe?
On a trip to the Netherlands, in a village in the north, I discovered traditional folk art that inspired me to return home and create my own version of its simple but beautiful designs and colour schemes.
DELFT Delft is a Dutch city renowned for its history of painting. So well preserved since the 17th Century, Delft is also famous as the birthplace of the painter, Vermeer, and home to the exquisite ‘Delft Blue’ earthenware. I took an English speaking tour at the Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, the Delftware factory dating back to… Continue reading Flashback Friendly Friday – A Journey to Delft
The Entrance to a Machievellian House, perhaps? Gargoyles adorn the Bridge posts. It has been a while since I posted a photography post, but I have been chatting to another blogger about hosting a photography challenge recently, so thought I would get back to the swing of posting photography. I will soon be leaving for… Continue reading A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges
HIndeloopen art is a type of traditional decorative painting originated in the northern province of Friesland, The Netherlands.
It is a form of folk art painted by the maritime community of Hinderloopen, (a small town on the Zuiderzee). During times of bad weather when there was no fish to sell, sailors/fisherman would turn to painting as a way to pass the time and make some money.