Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Midweek Post

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well. I was hoping to go home today, but have to stay in the clinic for another week, as I still have an inflammation of the pancreas. Just one more week!

I made this piece for my heavy metal challenge and forgot to post it! It was stenciled with gold paint onto black card, but however I try to take a photograph, it looks blue, sorry!





Some photos from Düsseldorf taken in  March 2015:





The old planetarium, now a concert hall:













This is an animated clock - at the stated times the doors open and  Schneider (Tailor) Wibbel can be seen sewing:


This is on the corner of a bank - This fairy tale will never come true, life teaches us to be clever and save money!



The Altstadt as it used to be:


The Town Hall:


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

63 comments:

  1. Firstly, I hope you get well soon, taking it easy to heal. ♥
    Your post is so interesting and the amazing work of art is so different, love it..
    big healing hugs. xxx

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  2. Please take care of you!! We all want you better!!
    Love your art work! So pretty! Love all the photos! Beautiful!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Stacy! Take care and have a great week!

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  3. Sending healing wishes Valerie! Love the gold on black. Glad the planetarium has been put to good use. Lovely photos.

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    1. Thanks Christine, the Planetarium is a wonderful building!

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  4. Hi Val, good morning! Love the golden Buddha head and the quote. Beautiful photos, too. I'm glad you can go home soon, look after yourself. All is well here. Hugs from us all, Sarah

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  5. It's so annoying when our cameras don't get the colours, but even so it still looks lovely. Very regal in royal blue and gold! Great landscapes and cityscapes. I do so love the shapes and interest created in architecture. Sending healing vibes for you to heal completely this week. Hugs, Deb

    p.s. did you know that cranes have returned to nest in the UK, or so I read last week?

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    1. Hi Deb, thanks! Great News that the cranes are back in England. We watched hundreds flying overhead two weeks back, a wonderful sight. Stay safe!

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  6. The golden Buddha si beautiful! I hope to bring good luck to everyone who are reading here and double luck to you!
    These are covid free photos! 2015 ... what a year!
    Hello Gorgeous! How are you today?!
    Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Ella! Let's hope that Covid freue Times will come again!

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  7. Stunning creation. Sorry you are still not well enough to go home. Hopefully it will be better soon. Hugs Anesha

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  8. Praying for a return home soon, Valerie! Take very good care of yourself.

    Your artwork is lovely and some pretty stenciling! Super pictures. That animated clock looks so fun, love the bank fairy tale sign, and the other fab details in the city. Amazing stuff. Makes me want to get a better camera and pay more attention in life! Hugz

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    1. Thanks Nancy, much appreciated! There's always so much to see!

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  10. I really like this golden head it is intriguing. The photos from the walk and the information are interesting. Lots of health :)

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  11. The gold and black piece is beautiful Valerie, your photos are wonderful as always, the clock is something I would love to see. Take care of yourself Valerie, we want you back home and well and fit, thinking of you 👍❤️

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    1. Thanks Laurie, I can go home soon! Just another week!

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  12. Your creation today, Valerie, is exceptional even for you, talented Frau Professor that you are. It looks like it would have a rightful place on the lid of a box of liqueur-filled dark chocolates of very high quality. That image would pull me right in. The scenes from Düsseldorf are lovely and give us a glimpse into a city I am sure that most of us have never visited. It is interesting that the observatory has been turned into a concert hall. In Toronto, the observatory where I used to take my daughter when she was a little girl, has been decommissioned too, and has been incorporated into the adjacent Royal Ontario Museum, modified no doubt. It's curious that two major cities converted their observatories. Perhaps they are no longer attractions for the public, and are probably not needed in this modern age of space exploration with superior equipment. One more week in the clinic and then it will be back home for you, Valerie. Spring will be in full bloom. What a wonderful time to return home. Hugs and kisses. David

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    1. Thanks David! Liqueur-filled dark chocolates sound yummy, what a great idea! The planetarium was too small for today's requirements, and there is a much larger and more modern one in a local town, but as a concert hall it's great and has a fabulous acoustic . Yes, one more week! I am looking forward to it! Have a great day, take care, hugs to you and M!

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  13. Very interesting photos;) have a nice day;)

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  14. I'm sorry you weren't able to go home yet but one more week isn't too bad. I love your golden buddha and the photos are fantastic as always. Hope it's a good last week at the clinic!

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    1. Thanks Martha, I will make the most of my last week!

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  15. One more week. Disappointing but you can work with that. You want to go home at your very best and you will! Gorgeous photos today.

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, one more week will soon be over!

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  16. Oh Valerie, so sorry you aren't on your way home just yet - I'm sure it will be even more welcome now! Love the dramatic page - funny how the camera finds different colour than we can see! Love these pics of Dusseldorf - lots to see! Hope your last week in the clinic is a good one! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thanks Chris, another week is okay! Time will fly!

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  17. Sorry to hear your news and I hope that you are on your way home soon! Your metallic piece is gorgeous and the gold finish is amazing against the blue 😁. Loved seeing all the architecture too! Take care and wishing you a lovely week! Hugs, Jo x

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  18. i love those architecture photos;)

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  19. An amazingly beautiful black and gold art piece.i love the richness of this piece.
    Gorgeous photos and always stunning!!!

    Hugs

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  20. A wonderful page and great photos Valerie! I hope the inflammation clears up so you can go home soon.
    Alison xx

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  21. Lovely art, great photos. Hope you can go home soon.

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  22. You take care of yourself Valerie and definitely take time to heal, your little home will be waiting for you when the time comes. That's a lovely page, rich in colour and design. Gold is not an easy colour to photograph especially with a darker background but I think you did a grand job capturing it. You have so many lovely pics to look back on those sunrise and fall ones always amaze me.
    Take care now, sending healing hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey, sunrise and sunset are always my fave times!

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  23. Beautiful piece Valerie, love the gold embossing! Fantastic photos, the sunrise is gorgeous and I love all of the architecture. Sending hugs, I hope you get to go home soon.
    Tammy x

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    1. Thanks Tammy, just one more week! Take care!

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  24. Sending healing wishes hoping the inflammation heals soon and you can go home next week.

    Love your art and nice seeing pictures from 2015.

    All the best Jan

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  25. It sounds like a very serious reason for them to keep you, dear. You can make it another week. After all, they are feeding you and giving you lots of coffee. The only sad thing is you can't set your own hours, which kills me when I can't be up all night. I really like your Buddha surrounded by the gold lotus flowers. It is a stunning entry, and I also know how hard it is at times to get true color from our lenses.

    Still loving the architecture of Dusseldorf and the Alstadt. Love the second looks you are sharing.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! One more week is okay! I don't like early to bed either, but there's no choice!

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  26. Liebe Valerie,
    die eine Woche wirst du noch rum bekommen und dann wird es auch noch besser für dich, du warst jetzt so lange dortaber dhaeim ist doch immer schöner.
    Ein tolle Seite ist das ich liebe diesen Buddha, klasse gemacht.
    Die Fotos sind auch wieder sehr interessant und im Schneider Bibbel hat mein Schatz gelernt als Kellner, ach da würde ich gerne wieder spazieren gehen aber nur wenn alles offen wäre..
    Gute Besserung wünsche ich dir, liebe Umarmung Elke

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  27. I'm so sorry you don't get to go home just yet Valerie, but you are in the best place and it will do you good to be looked after for a little while longer. Your Buddha looks fabulous in either black or blue! I bet the planetarium makes a fabulous concert hall. The Town Hall looks magnificent. I worked in Wakefield all my working life and watched it turn into a city of pound shope and charity shops, but our Town and County Halls still look wonderful - at least from the outside. Take care and have a great week xx

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    1. Thanks Sue. Many shopping streets Here are now the same,and the Lockdown will now probably finish them all off. Take care!

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  28. Love the colors in your piece. And what fun photos.
    I am so sorry you are still having health issues. YOU take special care of yourself.
    Hugs

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  29. I do hope your pancreas clears up and you can return home. It must be very painful for you. I love your art. Though the black does not show, the blue and gold are gorgeous together.

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  30. I hope one more week does the trick and you are allowed back home again.
    Beautiful art piece and I enjoyed your photos.

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