Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Oude trekkers te koop

Vandaag gezien: twee trekkers te koop, op de weg naar Wolfhagen, in Schinnen (ZL): een soort platbodem-trekker en een oude Dietz.

Uitzicht vanaf het Thullerheidsvoetpad in Vaesrade (ZL)

Friday, 13 April 2007

Teplice, Czech, last week

The week after Ukraine and France I was on the planes again: Teplice this time. It's a nice former Spa town, near the German border in Czech Republic; quite renowned in the 18th century.
The house I sketched is opposite where Beethoven lived for some time. He didn't write a Symphony here, but was said to have written his "letter to my immortal beloved" here. Also a picture of the hot water spring, 46 degrees. Didn't taste nice though.
Schetsen van een oude badplaats in Tsjechie, vlakbij de grens met Duitsland. Ooit, in de 18e eeuw erg beroemd: Beethoven woonde hier een tijdje tegenover het hier getekende huis. Geen symphonie, wel (zeggen ze) zijn brief aan de "immortal beloved". Ook een schets van de heetwaterbron.

Sunday, 8 April 2007

France, last week

Returned from Kiev wednesday morning March 28, but I was on my way again to the Lyon airport in the late afternoon.
I saw the new terminal, like an eagle in flight, see picture.
Next day we visited Lannemezan, a small town near Pau at the feet of the Pyrenees. There was still snow on top of the mountains.
We were welcomed by the mayor: le maire Bernard Plano, and his equipe.
During the lunch I was sitting opposed to the bust of Marianne; I couldn't resist to make this sketch. How more typical french can you get...?

Op bezoek bij de burgemeester van Lannemezan, een plaatsje aan de voet van de Pyreneeen, Zuid-Frankrijk.

Thursday, 5 April 2007

Last week in Kiev (2)

Another sketch of Kiev.
The first night we had dinner at a fishrestaurant called "Avalon".
I had a nice Lobster, which I named Arnold, the terminator.

Halfway dinner, much to our surprise, we saw movement in the second aquarium....
Maandag 26-03-2007: Een bezoek aan het restaurant Avalon in Kiev, Ukraine

Sunday, 1 April 2007

Last week in Kiev (2)

Yes, I was in Kiev (Ukraine) again, from monday May 26th, to wednesday May 28 2007.
Spring was coming up, it was fresh but still nice to walk around the city. Actually it is has a nice downtown.
We were staying in a hotel called "Opera", which was (as you may guess) near the Opera house.
So I got up early and made this sketch on the spot.
Also a picture of a woman sleeping in the plane, when I was flying to Kiev.

See also my earlier post on Kiev of february.


Check this out. Awesome.