Vacation Highlights (part 5) Finale

Our last stop was Germany, where we spent time in Munich and Heidelberg. The weather in Munich was rainy--perfect for visiting art museums: the Alte Pinakothek and the Neue Pinakothek. These first three images are from the Alte Pinakothek (old art), and are related to bookbinding and calligraphy.

Picture Bible with woodcuts by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1538.
This was in an exhibition related to the Bible.

Book Still Life by Leidener Meister, 1628.

HL Magdalena by Segna di Bonaventura, 1315.
Click on the image to see the beautiful versals along the bottom of the frame.

I'm including this next image from the apartment where we stayed in Munich because I thought it was a wonderful way to display artwork on a wall: paint a large rectangle in a feature colour, mount a gallery type strip where the wall and ceiling meet and hang the artwork from this mounting strip. Easy to change up the artwork without putting new holes in the walls and it draws attention to the artwork.

And finally, a few images from Heidelberg:

Copies of pages from the Mittelhochdeutsche Spruchdichtung by Meistersang from about the year 350.
This was an early example of German poetry, displayed at the Heidelberg castle.
A visit to the textile museum in Ziegelhausen did not permit any photographs to be taken inside. We saw an exhibition of beautiful quilts by Inge Hueber, one of which is shown on the sandwich board sign in the photo. Along with quilting, she hand dyes all her own fabrics.

And two final images of street art in Ladenburg:

Recycled metal bird

Yarn bombing!
Thanks for indulging me as I shared these vacation photos! And in case you were worried this was the extent of our trip, don't worry. There was plenty of history, site seeing, castle hopping, train/gondola rides, shopping, food adventures, and lots more that I haven't shared here.


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