Hope you have all enjoyed the weekend.
We had cool and rainy weather here today, which was great after all the heat, and I enjoyed walking under my umbrella by rain, thunder and lightning, and drank a coffee at the market place. I sat outside under an awning, so was sitting in the rain but didn't get wet, that was fun!
For Art Journal Journey, Elizabeth's theme of 'Back to school', I have a hybrid page made using a photo of Erika when she was at grammar school in the late 1920s. This was her sport class, the teacher is on the left, and she is second from the right. They all have long plaits except for Erika, who was evidently daring enough to have a fashionable, short bob. The school was modern, and the girls were dressed in their short sport dresses. She had to leave school in the 1930s
when the anti-Semitic laws did not allow Jewish students to be taught together
Yesterday I went by tram to Duisburg, a neighbouring town further down the Rhine. It has the largest river port in Europe, and I hope to go back and do a boat tour of it sometime in the near future. The town is still very much influenced from its industrial past:
I like this square in the old town, but some parts of the town looked rather dismal and depressing:
Love the fountain:
Then I looked around for some of the older buildings:
This is a part of the old town walls from the middle ages,
showing a Rhine tower:
It was directly by the harbour:
I loved the old town hall, which has lots of beautiful, Art Nouveau stone carvings:
Not the most comfortable way to sit:
I will show the rest in my next post, I took lots of photos on my way through the market, where there was a lot going on.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!