Monday, 5 September 2011

Some photos of Kaiserswerth

Did I say we had good weather yesterday? Well! It started out sunny, and then we had a rather changeable day - torrential rain, thunder & lightning & sunny spells, something different every half an hour. At least it wasn't boring. Now we are back to *normal* - cool, grey and showers.
I visited a friend yesterday, and we watched *The King's Speech*, great film. It was nice to sit there on the couch, eating chicken legs and watching the DVD!

I wanted to show you the photos I took on Saturday here in Kaiserswerth. You can see my route through the park, where the moat used to be. The little bridge is where the main street crosses over, very small and narrow. Then 2 pics taken at the Rhine, followed by some photos of the main street with the pretty, old houses. Then the last 2 photos from the path parallel to the Rhine, which runs alongside the *Barbarossa Wall*, named after Kaiser Barbarossa who lived here in the 12th century. The last photo shows the steps leading back down to the moat. It's a pretty place to live, and there are some nice places to walk.













And here are the journal pages I made in the night from Saturday to Sunday as I couldn't sleep. I think I am on a blue trip at the moment; whatever, it was, as usual fun to make!






So, enough for today! Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks for dropping in!

32 comments:

  1. Such a lovely place to live, Valerie. Has loads of character .. love the old architecture. Lovely you have so much 'green space' to walk and enjoy. Your journal pages are fun ... I didn't know you kept a journal as well as everything else. So multi-talented! Thanks for showing us your surroundings. Great to see. hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  2. Such a pretty walk, and it's lovely to see the sun out :o)

    Hope you're not feeling too blue today!

    xx

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  3. Good morning, What a wonderful place to walk just lovely, especially in the sunshine:0) Great journal pages, lots of interesting images to wander around, Gay xxx

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  4. Oh, what beautiful photos!! And I love your journal pages too!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  5. Thank you for the little tour Valerie, the river and old buildings are lovely. We had a beautiful "summer's" day here yesterday but today it's grey and rainy. Love the dreamy blue journal pages. Have a nice Monday. Suze xx

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  6. Love your journal pages they are very dreamy. Where you live looks beautiful x

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  7. Lovely pictures Val, remind me of old times, and your journal pages are very pretty! Hugs, Sarah

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  8. Hi Valerie. Thank you for sharing the great photo's of your walk, you live in a beautiful area. Your journal pages are great too.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Love how you have combined the blue and green Valerie very effective :)
    Have a good day
    Von x

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  10. I have to say that our weather was the same yesterday minus the thunder & lightning - not what you want at the weekend!
    Your pics look lovely, a really picturesque place and it looks so sunny too.
    Love your blue journal pages too, blue is such a restful colour.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  11. Stunning set of photos Val, and I adore your journal pages too.
    Suzie xxxx :)

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  12. Love your journal pages, very pretty and gorgeous photos from your walk. x

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  13. Hi Valerie! beautiful place you live at!! I love your journal pages with all those great shades of blue! have a great week :)

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  14. Hi Val! Blue is my fave colour! Love the pages, and the photos are very pretty, too! Hugs, Barb

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  15. Hi Valerie. What a beautiful place to live. Everything is so green! No doubt because of all the rain you have been having! lol!. Fabulous buildings. Thanks for sharing. Great journal pages.
    Regards Florence x

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  16. Love your photos ~ especially the 3rd to the Last ~ LOL ~ Hope you understand that ~ Journal pages are lovely ~ enjoy the week ~ ^_^

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  17. Your photos are gorgeous!!! Wow! Such a pretty place! And your pages look great, too! I haven't watched that movie yet, but I heard it was good.

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  18. Since I've never been abroad, as they say, your photos are always interesting and lovely to look at. Loved The Kings Speech! Bit of a Royalty collector; not so much now though.

    Awesome journal pages Val! Love all your details and inking! Can never go wrong with blues!

    Have a great day! Hugs and wishes!

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  19. Now I see what you mean about your "blues." Love the blues and yellow combination! All the images are so well arranged. Fabulous design! Have a great, hopefully sunny day! Oh, the pictures are beautiful!

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  20. The photos of where you live are beautiful. Love your pages, the blues look great. Yvonne x

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  21. Good morning, Valerie. You can't have the beautiful greenery without rain and cloudy skies. I really like the photographs you shared with us. You have a wonderful area for your walks which is a great way to exercise. I enjoyed the photos of the buildings; they reminded me of the place we lived when we were in Nuremberg. We lived on the second floor and shared the unit with another couple.

    BLUE...I love blue and your journal pages are terrific.

    Have a great creative week with more walks to enjoy your gorgeous surroundings.

    Hugs,
    C

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  22. Terrific photographs, such wonderful buildings, so inspiring to an artist like yourself.
    Great journal pages, loving your blue mood. Annette x

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  23. wow fab photos, so pretty, thanks for sharing, love your journal pages too, lovely...

    maria xx

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  24. Beautiful photos and awesome journal pages! POP ART MINIS

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  25. thanks for sharing your lovely pictures, I felt like I was travelling to a nice place!

    And blue's my favourite colour, nice work.

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  26. Such lovely photos!
    Thank you for sharing :]
    I have fall'in in love with this journal page you created, great artwork!
    Happy Monday <3

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  27. Thank you for sharing where you live. It looks like such a lovely place. Love that you can walk in such a pretty park.Your journal pages are wonderful too. take care, gerri

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  28. some beautiful scenery on your route! Glad you could enjoy your day with a good friend and some good food :)

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  29. It's a pleasure to see where you live! Another joy of blogging friends! I love your colors on the journal pages and the way you've embellished them.

    The misted "Live" behind the raised up one is a stunning touch, especially behind that lady sitting on the L. Love it!

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  30. great photos and beautiful journal pages.

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  31. Fabulous photos and I enjoyed seeing your journal!
    hugs,
    Jen

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  32. fabulous journal pages and your " blue Period " is just lovely. More gorgeous photos how pretty and green it looks ah big sigh ......

    marie

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