what a wonderful day we had today !
It was the first day (out of four)
of the really big Textile Festival ,
that took place in Leiden this year.
I went there with a Rotterdam and UK friend.
(We wanted to go by public transportation,
so for me that was : bike, boat, bike, train !)
It was a really sunny day
so we started with a cup of coffee on the terrace.
(we didn't see much sun later)
Our first stop was the Pieterskerk.
There were many installations made by groups of people
in all kinds of techniques
Then there were i.a. the pieces for the competition
"Water - Land"
There were some pretty amazing artworks !
(and there were so many more !!!)
One of the very special things I definately wanted to visit
on the textile-route through town,
was the kimono exhibition of
in the Japan museum SieboldHuis
I had seen his (much bigger) exhibition in Rotterdam in 1989,
it was GREAT to see (some of) them again
It is such a pity, but fully understandable,
that there is so little light in the rooms to see all the beautiful details well !
(ha, I think my camera took a better look than me !!!)
These are truly amazing works of art !!!
(ahhhh that rippled surface ...
and not allowed to touch it)
We visited some more places (nowhere near all of them),
I met some friends of the felting - exchange,
and then headed back to the station
(Ouch ... my feet and knees were killing me by then)
What a beautiful day we had !