Once upon a time
I've flew back from Malta to Germany. During the whole flight I've looked out of the window of the plane and was delighted of the eastcost of Italy. The wonderful landscape and the pattern of a smattering of houses compacted to small towns and big cities laying at the seaside or rivers... as Hamburg do.
My watercolor shows Hamburg, my native city.
I'm a city child (without a driver's licence (!) because of taking my bike and using public transport). But I'm a city child with longing for country- and seaside.
Cities are growing.
That whats off becomes in short time the middle. The collage of a painting from
Philipp Otto Runge "Die Hülsenbeckschen Kinder" and Photos of my children was outside of Hamburg in that time (1810), the countyside for rich merchants. Now, 200 years later, its in the middle of the city and there is the Castle at the Eisenbach, coming from the river Alster... so its my small seaside I am lucky for!
At this weekend
I've met many of my brothers and sisters of the Nile at the countryside. We've come together from different cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bremen, Cairo, Copenhagen, London, Luxemburg, New York, Paris, Stuttgart and many other... and from Hamburg.
Many of my dear blog friends from different cities and coutrysides get together for this week's drawing challenge for the theme CITY of dear lovely Rachel. Fly to her place to have a look at more exciting cities.
My thoughts and prayers goes to Norway.
And Amy Winehouse... Rest In Peace.
No. 25 CITY Rachel 23. + 24.07.2011
No. 26 THEATRE Stephanie 30.07. + 31.07.2011