Friday, March 26, 2010

Back from Leuven, Belgium ... some pics

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We've just returned from Leuven, Belgium - where we had a wonderful, relaxing get-away.
Just able to post some photos today; I'll post more tomorrow. Also tomorrow, I'll post my moleskine drawings done in Leuven, as I don't have time today to scan them all.

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Grote Markt with Leuven's very ornate Stadhuis (city hall) March 2010.
On the left of this picture is the Stadhuis, which is amazingly ornate, covered in little niches with sculptures in each niche.
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photo copyright J. Nijholt-Strong (though of course, Auke took it...lol).
Walking in the Groot Begijnhof in Leuven - March 2010
It looks like I was whistling while I was walking. I can't remember if I was whistling - I probably was deciding on just how much brickwork I really wanted to draw ! ;o)


photo copyright J. Nijholt-Strong
Spanish Quarter of the "Groot Begijnhof" in Leuven, Belgium. March 2010.
Yep, that's me drawing and painting in my small moleskine. I did find a few places to sit while I drew - good thing too, because the entire area of the Groot Begijnhof is almost all covered in brick!! heh heh, lucky that I love drawing bricks.

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Posing in the Courtyard - Leuven, Belgium. March 2010
Of course, the Kermies had fun too! Here they are in the courtyard of the hotel we stayed in. The Klooster Hotel St. Martin's was originally the manor home of Guy Morillon who, in the 16th century, was a secretary to King Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, (Spanish: Carlos I or Carlos V, German: Karl V., Dutch: Karel V, French: Charles Quint).
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photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Stadhuis by Night - Leuven, Belgium - March 2010

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Taveerne De Clijne Taefel (Tavern the Small Table) at night.
Leuven, Belgium - March 2010
(Note the old Flemmish spelling of Clijne and Taefel... and probably Taveerne too!)
We had dinner here one night - very cosy, family friendly and very good eating & service!

So, tomorrow I'll post the drawings I did in Leuven and a few more photos of this interesting city.

tot morgen (until tomorrow),
Judy
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1 comment:

Meisie said...

Beautiful pics...man those are tiny bricks! and soooooo many!

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