Sunday, 13 November 2016

This and that for Monday

Hi Everybody!

It's still very chilly here, but at least it stayed dry today.
One of the museums in town, the 'Kunstpalast' (Art Palace)
not only has a special exhibition at the moment but was 
doing a free Sunday, so guess who was waiting in front 
of the doors when they opened up this morning -
and it was worth it. I will share the photos bit by bit!

For Art Journal Journey, Susi's fun theme of collage with
a twist - no faces, no wings and no  leaves - I
have another hybrid piece, using some elements from Mischief Circus.

And here some random photos taken yesterday and today.

On top of the spire of the: Basilica:

A cruise ship:

The square by the Basilica:

The pigeons always like sitting on top of the hospital roof: 

This eye was watching me:

The horses were busy grazing:

This is the bronze eagle right up on the top of the roof of one 
of the corporate buildings by the Rhine:


And this Rhino is in front of the art museum:

The building in the background used to be a planetarium and is 
now a concert hall:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Wonderful page with so much colour and beauty

    How wonderful to go to the art Palace with the wonderful sculpture of the rhino outside. Can't wait to see some of the wonders inside.

    The different bird photographs are fantastic.. You have an eye for the things you know will interest all of us-thank you

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Wonderful page, love the colours and all the details, just beautiful. Glad you had a fun day at the Kunstpalast, and am looking forward to seeing your photos of it. Nice pics today, too. Have a good, new week, hugs, Sarah

  3. What a wonderful piece! I love it. You capture such beauty in your photographs too.

  4. Lovely page, challenging with no leaves here. That eye in the tree bark is an amazing thing you spotted. Glad you were able to attend the free Sunday!

  5. Eine sehr schöne Seite und wunderbare Fotos - toll!
    Freu mich schon auf die neuen Museumsfotos!
    Schöne neue Woche!
    oxo Susi

  6. Love this gorgeous page, great creativity and so beautiful..xx{aNNie}

  7. I love the contrast between the Cockerel and the Eagle. What was the brilliant rhino carved from, Valerie?

    Enjoyed the post, many thanks.

    1. It's a bronze by Johannes Rus from 2002. It is a fabulous piece.

  8. That rhino is awesome.
    So glad the horses are well taken care of.
    Love your new header.

  9. Your latest AJJ entry is both beautiful and inspiring. The flowers simply pop off the page, and the background of ads is brilliant.

    I like the rhino sculpture and think it looks much better than the tiny one at our zoo. Free Sunday must have been wonderful. Free is ALWAYS good. Hope your Monday goes well. I'm recovering from a long day of hard work in my herb garden.

    1. The rhino is really wonderful, life size and just gorgeous! I thought you would like it!

  10. Love the new header and the fallish looking collage. They're both appropriate for this dark season. And more great photos today. Can't wait to see and read about the art exhibit. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

  11. Gorgeous page Valerie!!
    I love the photo of the tree "eye" and I agree with Erika,beautiful new header!

  12. When I first started taking photos a well known regional photographer told me "Look forward, backwards, up, down, left, right." There is so much we forget when we only go forward. Your photos are wonderful -- I especially love that tree.

  13. Beautiful page, love the vibrant flower. And again the photographs are lovely, the 'eye' on the trunk is quite amazing. Happy Monday, Shirleyxx

  14. Hi Valerie, your art work is beautiful. Great theme and you met the challenge perfectly. Wonderful random photos too. That eye in the tree is amazing. Have a nice creative week! xo

  15. Another great page Valerie ♥ Love all of the photos of your world...especially the Rhino ... he looks so real.

  16. Gorgeous collage, Valerie. hugs, TEresa

  17. You've excelled yourself again today, Valerie, this orange and dark collage is stunningly beautiful.
    I love the modern cockerel of top of the spire.

    1. It's quite fun but I think it looks a bit tinny.

  18. Its a gorgeous page, Love how you created this one.
    Guess what I think I ordered these same kits yesterday, just not had to chance to play yet.
    Love the photos and look forward to seeing the ones from your visit today, I would have joined you in the queue to get in as well.
    Yvonne xx

  19. Love your new header my friend! Your art piece is so meaningful! I love it! Your pictures are great! I love that eye watching you! Big Hugs!

  20. Stunning page Valerie, and lovely photos.
    Avril xx

  21. i adore the colors and textures of your journal page. and the photos are delightful as usual, i especially love the vane at top of the basilica! take care. xo

  22. Didn't manage to catch up on posts yesterday so trying today... your collage is gorgeous and grungy - love this!
    Great photos - my favourites are the Rhino and the eye on the tree - that's really cool....
    oh meant to say love your latest header too.
    Gill xx

  23. Fabulous page, love the contrast between the black and orange. Hugs Wendy

  24. Gorgeous hybrid piece Valerie, the colours are fabulous xx


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