Hope your week got off to a good start!
It's been very wet here, and the rain was much needed. The cooler
temperatures are pleasant, too.
Today is the start of a new challenge at TIOT -
Sending you flowers.
As always, you have 2 weeks to create something, and all formats are allowed.
Hope to see lots of you joining us again!
I made another flower face, which is also meant for the '49 faces' private challenge which Susi and I have started, and of course for
Art Journal Journey, time.
I am also linking to Kim Dellow's 'Friday Face'
For Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday I have a photo of my favourite drink, coffee, this time as cappuccino.
After finishing my coffee I noticed there was a chip in the cup, so told the waiter when he came to present the bill. Much to my surprise I didn't have to pay anything, so that was good!
And now I have more photos from last weeks's trip to the Altstadt of Düsseldorf.
This is the Spee Palace, now a museum:
This is the monument to Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the last scion of the house of Medici. She was married to the Elector Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz, the ruler of Düsseldorf, who was better known as Jan Wellem - I showed his equestrian bronze statue yesterday. They were both great friends of art and music, and founded the first art museum in Düsseldorf (the contents of which are now for some reason in Munich!). Her memorial shows the things she loved. After Jan Wellem died in 1716 she went back to her home town of Florence, where she lived until her death in 1743. Jan Wellem was also responsible for the destruction of our castle, built by the Emperor Barbarossa, here in Kaiserswerth - there were always enmities between the 2 towns, and in 1702 it was reduced to ruins with canon balls, because Jan Wellem was afraid that his enemies could hide there! Hmm, love your neighbours - those were troubled times!
Here the garden side of the palace
The 'Spee'scher Graben', the moat surrounding the palace and part of the Altstadt:
Here you can see the perimeter wall from the palace gardens:
Another quiet street:
I still have a few photos, so will show them tomorrow.
Till then, have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!