I am tremendously excited! I was just browsing the internet and looking at pictures of 12th century artwork as I run into a lovely detail photo of a 12th century female statue. And as I followed the picture to its source, I discovered a complete photo album… 😀
Well, after looking at 12th century artwork for about 10 years now, it doesn’t happen very often that I run into really good detail photos of extant 12th century artwork which I haven’t seen yet. But I still look out for them as the excitement of finding new detail photos or a special unique piece still gives me a good thrill… *giggle* Continue reading →
At the moment I am on a medieval photo safari in the museums of Vienna… 😀
…I was so excited about the quality of the photos which my new Sony Alpha dslr takes that I decided to “re-take” some photos of my favorite pieces on display at the local museums.
Yesterday I already spent about 3.5hours at the treasury and after a first look through my new photos I have to say: all this awesome details! I want more! I am definitely going back today to take more photos! *lol*
I am happy to say that I successfully accomplished my “Mission Medieval Barcelona”. 😀
I had 4 wonderful days in Barcelona – I visited many museums, tasted several Tapas, Sangria,… and I took many many photos… Though I stayed out of the sun as much as possible, I brought with me a slight sunburn at my shoulders and neck. And what shall I say about my poor feet – even after some rest they still hurt like hell… *lol*
I was invited to a city trip and there are just some minutes left before I leave for the night train from Vienna to Florenz (Florence) in Italy. Like always I will look for everything medieval and will take as many pics as I can. On monday I will be back again and will be able to tell you more about my trip.
I wish you some lovely days and a wonderful weekend
As I promised, I already took a first look through my photos from Berlin. At the very first day I visited the “Tiergarten Berlin” (the zoo) and the nearby aquarium.
Knowing that you would prefer to see some of my medieval photos first, I decided to skip this day for now and to start with day 2 and my very first museum visit.
What shall I say – it was truly amazing! I already found some lovely medieval art at the very first museum I visited. I spend some hours looking through the medieval collection and took about 2.300 photos. Well, I admit that this count surprised me but I think it is not unusual for me… *lol*
I decided to start with a very lovely piece of medieval art on display in the very first museum I visited:
The “forgotten 14th century Queen from France”
Like always I walked through the medieval collection, looking at the museum information, taking photos and suddenly there she was, just looking at me.
A beautiful and delicate face, a severe but loving look – every inch exquisite and gorgeous. She looked truly like a queen and after a short look at the museum information I could say for sure that she was a “Royal Donatrix”. She was indeed a 14th century queen from France.
I am back again! …and I am very happy to say that I accomplished my “Mission Medieval Berlin”! *happydance* 😀
I had a rather long “wish-list” of museums which I wanted to visit. Therefore my time schedule for Berlin was very tight.
4 very long days filled with a lot of walking and yes, my feet still hurt! But there is just one word to describe my trip: Awesome!
I was very busy in Berlin. I visited 7 museums and the zoo & aquarium. I also saw “Checkpoint Charlie”, the “Brandenburger Tor”,… just to name a few places. I even found time to meet two friends who live in Berlin. We spend a wonderful time together.
My mission “Medieval Berlin” was a full success. I took about 6.000 photos in this 4 days!
Most of this photos were taken at the local museums and many of them are of extant medieval pieces on display! I am especially excited about the photos I took of the extant pieces of lovely medieval embroidery… 😀
…and I even took some nice photos of Berlin too. It will take some time to go through all this photos. I am very looking forward to showing you some of the highlights and to tell you more about the interesting museum catalogues I found.