Maritime Drawings and Prints

I want to take part in this year’s Hahnemühle drawing competition, whose topic is “Maritime”.

I’ve done some prints and drawings so far but I guess I will do some more for my competition entry…

 

Highlights of Turkey

We have just returned from a round trip through Turkey.

It’s incredible what this country has to offer – beautiful idyllic landscapes, the clear blue Mediterranean sea, interesting lively cities, remains of ancient settlements as well as the friendly locals and their relaxed lifestyle.

Everyone interested in history, geography or art should go there at least once…

Here are just some impressions:

 

 

 

A Journey to the Emerald Island…

Spending a few days of my Easter holidays travelling through Ireland, I simply have to say that I am overwhelmed by the cultural heritage and the natural beauty of this green island.

I want to find time for a longer trip, maybe renting a car and driving through the beautiful countryside and along the rough coastline.

Here are just some impressions…

Prague – Golden City

We’ve been to several bigger cities this year but Prague has been the definite highlight.

The city has such a rich cultural history, ranging from Romanesque and Gothic church architecture over buildings from the communist era to modern skyscrapers and shopping centres.

Crossing the always crowded Charles Bridge you can walk up to the castle, from where you have the most beautiful view over the old town. If possible, try to visit Charles Bridge early in the morning or late at night.

Among the more hidden and quieter parts of the town is the Jewish quarter with its beautiful synagogues and the Franz Kafka monument but also lesser known places like Bethlehem Chapel or St. Agnes Convent.

This hasn’t been our last trip to the queen of cities – we want to come back in spring when the beautiful gardens around the castle open again!

Vienna Calling…

We’ve spent two days in Vienna recently. I’m not really a big city girl but Vienna  is probably one of the greenest and most relaxing capitals. We enjoyed strolling through the alleys of the parks and the narrow streets of the old town and the weather was so nice too…