maandag 25 november 2013

A new Bridge

In 1944 soldiers (for instance American, Canadian, British, Australian) 
crossed the river the Waal in little canvas boats to liberate Nijmegen.

48 of them died.

Yesterday a new bridge was opened on the same spot.
To remember those who died, every evening when it gets dark 
48 lampposts on the bridge light one by one.

Some of those veterans are guest of honour at the openingsceremony.

There was a big firework and lots of music.

Photographs: De Gelderlander

A short video about building the bridge, from start to finish

donderdag 14 november 2013

Shop update & free shipping

Every now and then Society6 offers free shipping on their products. This offer is 
not automatically available, only through this link.

Yesterday and last week I added new prints to the shop

Recently, Society6 added mugs and totes to their product line. 

woensdag 6 november 2013

Museum Speelklok

Last sunday me and my daughter visited a beautiful museum in Utrecht, called Museum Speelklok.

Museum Speelklok collects, preserves and restores a large collection of self-playing mechanical instruments from all over the world. One of it's major roles lies in spreading it's knowledge of the collection to a wider audience.

The Museum is located in a former church, on the picture is the first floor.

Music box

This kind of organ you find in the streets of Amsterdam

 On the ground floor you find tombstones.

If you would like to know more about the museum, you can find more information here

maandag 4 november 2013

A Walk in the park, part 3

In july I made a blogpost named 'a walk in the park'. Last week,
at one of the last sunny days of the year we went again.

 Gaius Julius Civilis, an ancient hero who led the Batavians to revolt against the Romans
 during the 1st-century lived here.

The Belvedere was built in the 15 century as a watchtower.
Nowadays it functions as a fancy restaurant. The view over the river is magnificent

 Shield at the front of the tower

De Waalbrug (bridge over the river Waal)

In 1944 over this river and bridge the liberators came to free Nijmegen.