It's weekend, enjoy!
We had a cold and frosty day here, but the sky was blue and the sun glittered on the water all around us. The water is still rising, and as we are expecting a monster storm with rain and gales from Sunday afternoon on it could be bad. I hope all people in the way of the storm here in Europe and in the British Isles stay safe, in spite of Brexit the storm will visit everybody!!
I have made another piece using a painting from Paul Klee:
The head was digitally cut out and re-arranged on one of my hand-painted backgrounds. The quote is also from Paul Klee. And I gave my creation a heart so I can link to Elizabeth's challenge at AJJ
I am having fun doing these alterations and watching the picture change:
Today I walked into the Altstadt of Düsseldorf to see what the Rhine there looks like. The water in the old harbour here is at 'normal' level as the entrance has already been shut off to protect the Altstadt:
The water here is also up to the brim:
This is a 'Pegel-Uhr' a clock which tells the time on one face and shows the level of the Rhine on the other:
Here you can see the aluminium wall which stops the water flooding into the old town behind it:
The entrance and balcony on the Rathaus (town hall):
This stream is the Düssel which gave Düsseldorf its name - the village on the Düssel. There is no flood water here as the gates have been closed:
This house shows the year when Düsseldorf became a town:
(Our little town of Kaiserswerth is much, much older!)
One of the beautiful old houses in the Altstadt:
The Art Academy:
I walked back though Hofgarten before taking the tram back home:
And I always enjoy coming home to our little town - here some evening scenes taken today:
And the moon will soon be full:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!