Drawing my mandala,
and then a quick tour to Rotterdam
for some shopping.
First of all
the most important thing this month :
Pink Ribbon mandala number thirteen
"the quick brown ..."
Karisma colour pencils on fine watercolour paper (A5)
The mandala is 12 cm (5") in diameter
I you like this fox, or have it as a present for someone dear
(Christmas or "Sinterklaas" isn't that far away)you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It costs € 13, - (+ postage)
And all the money goes to Pink Ribbon
So ... I made my trip to Rotterdam by boat,
as usual, and bike.
Holland has a lot of water
so a lot of bridges too !
On my way to the city, with all the bikes ...
Holland - America - Line
is dwarfed by the new Port of Rotterdam building
and the Montevideo appartment building
I also visited the new Market Hal
a spectacular design
(and far from finished)
It is an arch-like building
with appartments on the outside
and a huge hall with little shops inside.
People in Rotterdam have already come up with a nickname for it :
the "Rotterdam Sistine Chapel"
Just looking through
you can see the "Pencil" (another nickname) an appartment building.
To the left, including a portret of the "Sint-Laurenskerk"whereof only the tower and the outside walls
were about the only bits that were still standing downtown,
after the big bombing of Rotterdam in May 1940
Perhaps you can understand the nickname now ?
Little shops and stalls : just like a market
(though not as cheap as on the real market ...)
(see you tomorrow,
a special day for Man)