Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Looking Up, Looking Down, Looking Through


Metalwork in Bruges




Metalwork in Tallinn



Mirrored kaleidoscope onboard.


I am pretty certain that this is a white-tailed eagle that we saw at about 5 o'clock in the morning when we got up to enjoy the ship's prgoress at dawn through the archipeligoes approaching Stockholm.  A rare treat.

Looking Down.........











So much variety and design potential in these manhole covers. 

Looking through......


Lace 'wallpaper' in a restaurant in Bruges seen through the window and pillars reflected from a building opposite.


The bottle top work of Jorge Castro Gomez seen in Bruges. (amended from Copenhagen 16 November 2012)



A bead shop in Helsinki, shame it was closed.....


Tourist stalls in St Petersburg. We weren't tempted.




Beautiful old streets and buildings in Tallinn.


Oslo above.


 A glimpse of a fascinating building in St Petersburg.


An interesting doorway in the townwalls in Tallinn.



18 comments:

Angela said...

Wow brilliant photo's Julie. Love all the metal work. Thanks for sharing them sometimes it can be slow and frustrating loading them onto blogger.

Heather said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos just full of inspiring shapes and textures. Love the metalwork and those manhole covers. I'd have wanted to get down on my knees and take rubbings!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh I love this tour Julie, thanks so much for sharing it. The man hole covers are amazing. xox

sharon young said...

Oh wow! I'm exhausted, all that inspiration, no wonder you took so many pics, they'll keep you busy for years. Love the manhole covers. And the lace wall paper is perfect for what I'm working on at the moment.

ju-north said...

As you say, so much inspiration here! Looking forward to seeing what you do with some of these designs!

Linda said...

Excellent post Julie.....and so much inspiration for your artwork!
Who'd have thought manhole covers could be so beautiful :-)
xx

Julie said...

Heather, you and me both! I was wishing I'd got some silk and crayons with me (I did have but I'd left them on the ship, silly girl).

imac said...

Magnifico - my darling.

Jackie said...

My brother and siter in law have just been on a Baltic cruise. I wonder if it was the same one? Listing the places they went made me want to do one too. You have certainly really seen everywhere with your wonderful artistic eye. These photographs are just the sorts of things I'd be looking at and I have really enjoyed them. What a magical Birthday treat.

Bella Gingell said...

Definitely on my wish list of places to visit. There is some beautiful art scattered around this place but my favourite has to be those moons and the drain cover with the line-drawing people. Fabulous.

Maggi said...

More great photos Julie. I think you may have enough inspiration from this trip alone to last you a lifetime.

Frieda Oxenham said...

A wonderful collection of pictures with some beautiful patterns and colours. Very inspirational.

Gina said...

What wonderful things you have seen. I love those manhole covers.

Helena said...

OOO gorgeous photo's!!!
GREAT to see a white tailed eagle! WOW!

DILLY said...

HEWO JULIE!!!!
Mweah!
Luvly fotoes.
Dilly like eagle wagon berd!!!!

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JP said...

sorry to hear you have been ill - glad you enjoyed the cruise - were you with Maggie? - fantastic photos as ever

Julia Ionov said...

Great photos you got there dear. Those are very brilliant and very wonderful creations.. Taking their pictures and sharing them is the best thing to to show that your proud of 'em.
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