Saturday, 15 August 2015

Old times....

Hi Everybody!

Friday has flown by again - time can definitely move faster than
I can!

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!

32 comments:

  1. great layers and wonderful colors. love the photos too It makes us travel a little bit and discover new places, TFS
    warm hello from California
    Bibiana

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  2. I am really enjoying the tour, and I love how the photos today are so different from what you showed us yesterday. I love how "old" buildings in Europe are often so young compared to many things we have here in the states. And also, another beautiful journal page. It feel like it has a cream around it which gives is such a more dimensional feel. Hope your weekend is going well.

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  3. I enjoyed this part of the tour! And a lovely page today too!

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  4. Beautiful collage page, Val. I enjoyed your photos of old buildings in Europe.

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  5. A wonderful journal page, and more beautiful places, I like these old houses very much. Hugs,Sarah

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  6. Wonderful page Valerie and a very different quote to have found to add to it in your lovely print.

    Great photographs with lots of interest for us to ponder. Love the narrow house that have such character.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Eine zauberhaft schöne Seite Valerie, Deine Altstadtfotos sind wunderschön... ich hoffe dass an dem Haus mit den vielen Glocken, nicht alle auf einmal läuten!

    Einen schönen Samstag !
    Bussi
    Susi

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    1. Auf der Strasse dort ist immer so viel Krach es würde wahrscheinlich nicht mal auffallen!

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  8. What lovely photos, and great effort with the journal.

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  9. Beautiful old town. Thanks for the tour. I love the candy like decorations at the tops of the buildings. Nice Harry Potter inspired page. Xox

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  10. I've always loved that slightly eerie quote from Harry Potter. Perfect choice for your collage! I love the bells mounted on the front of the building!

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    1. It used to belong to a clock and watchmaker.

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  11. Although I've never seen or read a Harry Potter book, I agree that we often have to choose between what is easy and what is right. Although I'm not big on being "wordy" in my journals, this quote fit quite well with the beautiful pieces you put together that made everything fit so well.

    I am always amazed about how many churches there are around drinking establishments. Maybe it's the other way around, though, since the churches are so much older. I really enjoyed the buildings. I kept thinking how I would hate to be responsible for all those window boxes at the town hall. And they were all so well kept, too.

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    1. The churches were definitely there first! I'm glad I don't need to look after all those flower-boxes either!

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  12. Beautiful collage. I love the butterfly wings.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  13. Hi Valerie, the owl you used on your journal page today draws the eye right to the little girl. Wonderful page! Your photos are spectacular and much better accepted than the modern ones from yesterday. Love viewing the old buildings.

    Hugs,
    C

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  14. Love your artwork with the sweet owl and the fairy, but Dumbledore always was a bore.
    You must have a fantastic camera and steady hand to capture the top of the church. Your photos of the architecture are magnificent.

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    1. I wouldn't say Dumbledore was a bore, but he was rather manipulative.

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  15. BOÄH Valerie, ich bin hin und wech von der Seite, der helle Wahnsinn!! Das ist soo toll,ich bin total begeistert! Natürlich sind die Fotos auch wieder toll.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes We weiterhin, zum Glück hat sich bei uns die Hitze seit gestern nacht abgekühlt und man kann wieder stempeln ohne überall festzukleben...
    LG Anja

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    1. Hier hat es auch abgekuehlt, mein Klebestift ist letzter Woche geschmolzen!

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  16. Oh what gorgeous art! I love it. Your photographs are magnificent too!

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  17. More fabulous photos , its like a virtual tour you gave us today. Love the journal page and your Harry Potter quote.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. Eine magische Seite hast du da geschaffen Valerie. Ich liebe die Harry Potter Geschichten sehr und alle schönen Märchen und Fantasy Geschichten mit Feen, Elfen und Zauberern. Schöne Fotos von Düsseldorf's Altstadt hast du da gemacht. Dort sind wir so manchen Sonntag schon gewesen sowie auch in Kaiserswerth ganz in der Nähe zum Kaffeetrinken und Spazierengehen am Rheinufer.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  20. Well - of course I love your project Valerie but your sentiment gave me chill bumps - ugh! Don't want think about dark times!!! Love the cheery colors, for sure. And the photos are so incredible - that architecture is a WOW. What a quaint but almost elite looking place.... so fun to see - thanks bunches for sharing your trip. j.

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  21. Wonderful page with fabulous images and a great quote.
    Lovely photos today! Hugs, Mar

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  22. Gorgeous!!! I just love the beautiful images in your work today, owls are just so majestic!! This city looks wonderful, so many gorgeous buildings! hugs :)

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  23. Nice tour and your art I so enjoy Valerie.

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  24. Wonderful page Valerie. The quote is perfect for those of us who live in the US!
    I always enjoy you pictures.
    Sandy xx

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  25. Lovely page!
    And those photos!! Oh my! I love the house with the bells!! How cool is that?!
    xoxo

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  26. I love the quote that you have used for your fabulous page! Such love photos again - I bet those churches are great inside too! Chrisx

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