before i continue with my photos from the harz mountains,
i´m going to Show what i made one evening, when our Group was having a Workshop.
let me commit, i´m not a Workshop Person (looking, yes - but i have to work in my own pace...).
so i watched the others spraying a black tote with fabric paints and stencils.
suddenly the idea stroke me: i had White fabric with me and i could save the paint on the stencils before all of it was washed into the sink...
so i did - just laid the fabric onto the wet stencils and got some beautiful results - with no "work" at all:
same stencil sprayed successively with various Colors...
i´m sure they will be good for whatever;)
now to my travel photos:
i shot so many, it is hard to make a choice.
for today i thought i might concentrate on DETAILS.
above a view that Shows three typical facades of buildings in this region:
here slate (front one), roof tile and timber-framed (you can find many of these samples at ulrike´s blog, so i leave them out here, except some details)
here and there you can find some art nouveau style,
as on this one in bad sachsa:
or here in Quedlinburg,
with beautiful old balconies:
with a snake or roses...
and other floral design at the fence
next: some doors in quedlinburg
above and below: in wernigerode
Lion on a fence of the walkenried abbey:
i always love to see the signs of old craftsmen...
this sign with the pyramid cake led us into a Café
on this one you see a "Roland" (engl/dt), which was a statue of a knight with a drawn sword, signifying the town privileges of a medieval City.
another Roland statue i saw in the town of Nordhausen/Thuringia, located at the town hall:
i also love weather vanes, here one on a pigeonry in Quedlinburg...
and this raven was posing for us on the statue of Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (Friedrich barbarossa) in front of the Mediaeval Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz)
ubiquitous the woodcarvings on the facades (Ulrike already showed some beautiful ones),
sometimes very colorful,
repetitive ornaments (often circles with 5-point or 6-point stars),
sometimes carved sayings below the Patterns.
above and below: Goslar
and even similar ornaments made of slate:
sculptures from houses in wernigerode,
... and i´m finishing my post for this week with a capstone (1616) of a jutty at the townhall of wernigerode, showing the Emblem of the Family of Storkau)
so far i left out the numerous photos of churches and domes,
suppose some of them will follow in my next post.