Friday has flown by again - time can definitely move faster than
For Art Journal Journey, time, I have another journal page. The centre part is a mixed media collage, once again full of flying bits of this and that which always seem to fill my table and boxes. I placed it onto an A3 sheet, and used gesso and titan buff round the edges to frame it. I added time stamps from various makers -Paper Artsy, LaBlanche, Chocolate Barock and Unknown. The quote I printed round the edge is from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 'Dark times lie ahead of us, and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right:'
And I have some more photos from my trip to the 'Altstadt' this week. Some of the streets there, especially Bolkerstrasse, have mutated to places where bars, pubs, clubs, cafes and eateries fill the whole street. The old town is often called 'The longest bar of the world' - die längste Theke der Welt. It is visited by a lot of tourists, but it is not a place where I like to be.
The birthplace of Heinrich Heine is also on Bolker Street. The famous German poet, writer and journalist was born there in 1797, and today a book shop there bears his name.
There are many beautiful old churches there:
And some of the old, narrow houses are still in evidence:
The cat statue looks rather worse for wear:
A bronze showing the old town as it was:
The beautiful 'Rathaus' (town hall) dates from 1570:
The statue of blind Justitia, or Lady Justice on the town hall:
More old houses:
The tour will be carried on tomorrow!
Till then, have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!