Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Icons and Beer

Yesterday we went on a surprise outing to Utrecht!

We visited one of my favorite spots:
The small cloister garden near the Dom tower.

I love this building with its stone ornaments and gargoyles.

I tried to see how I'd do as a gargoyle.
Not bad, I think.

Next we went to the Catherijne Convent museum where there was a exhibition about Icons

It was really interesting. They even showed all the stages in painting an Icon.

Me enjoying the sun shining through a window.

I got to pick a small souvenir for myself and I chose this 'bidprentje' (In memoriam card?) which I think is very beautiful. It depicts Saint Mechtilde.

Then it was time for food and a nice cold beer.

After that we did some shopping and finally we went to a restaurant next to one of the canals for:

More yummy food: papadums.

And more beer while enjoying the last bit of sun.

And then it was time to return home after a really cool day out.


Jerry and Ben said...

Such a great day out! That scone (?) looks really good!

Sullivan McPig said...

It was a special bread with nuts and goat cheese. Yum!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The painting process display looks really cool!!

RodeEgel said...

It was a super enjoyed surprise outing... The pics turned out fabulous! A lovely piggy day. :-D

Aurian said...

Wow I have been living here for 20 years, and I still have not found that cloister garden. And I do know it is close to the Dom somewhere ... perhaps I need you to show me my own town someday ...

Have you ever gone on one of the canal boats for a tour? That is fun too.