We had some lovely days during the week, cold and frosty, but dry and crisp at the same time, so I did a lot of walking. Today it's grey and wet and not very inviting outside, so I'm glad I made good use of those days.
Recently I visited the Art Düsseldorf Fair in an old steel works in Düsseldorf, we had a fab day there. you can see the pics here and here if you want to. We got lots of freebies and handouts there, and I used this A2, poster sized, (17" x 24") folded advert as basis for a mixed media collage. The circles were painted with diluted acrylics. The figures were cut-outs from other freebies, as were the small portraits. I added the black lines and some green washi tape. Now I have a great memory of a wonderful day out.
The photos were taken on one of my walks this week. I walked through Königs Allee, the most exclusive street in Düsseldorf, and of course, also the most expensive. And no, I didn't buy anything. Looking is fun, spending my money there would be foolhardy! A lot of people who shop here evidently have more money than sense....But I do enjoy the extravagant window decorations in the big-name shops:
I am hoping the EU regulations about not showing faces without permission does not apply to shop-window mannequins!
The entrance to one of the arcades:
I see lots of fashionable men wearing their bags like this these days. This is another fashion trend I don't understand:
Looking along the canal, which was originally part of the fortifications of Düsseldorf in the good old (bad old?) days:
That's all for today, the tour will be continued in my next post.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!