maandag 21 december 2015

Edingburgh - Bday visit 17-21 December 2015

breakfast at the bar of our hotel; the Rutland 

Thursday evening 17th December up to and including Monday 21st December 2015: Carina's Bday trip to Edinburgh, Scotland

I had the lightest breakfast on the menu

Friday, 18th December:
Exploring the city

St. John's Episcopal church, opposite the hotel, where ladies sold Xmas cards for various charities. Of course I bought some packages.

Walking 'the Royal Mile'  to the castle of Edinburgh

shops in Victoria street

Victoria street

outside and inside the castle 

many whisky's, but even more expensive than at home

tea in a former church
Bday dinner at Martin Wishart, a one star restaurant: it was all super super yummie. We took 1 fish and 1 meat 7 course dinner and switched plates each time half way the course.

wow great cheeses too

Saturday, 19th December

it's Xmas time

up the Calton hill with great views 

it's dark early in December @ the Grass market

one for the road

the beggar who lived in front of the bar of our hotel


Sunday, 20th December
An arty day: visiting the Scottish National gallery of Modern art: lots of great works and a special exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein's work.

Roy Lichtenstein art
 posh us; drinks at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, which is located opposite our hotel, The Rutland


Monday, 21st December:
More art at the National Galleries of Scotland before flying home.

zondag 13 december 2015

A cultural day in Delft

13 December 2015 we visited, together with our friends Roos and Henri the exhibition of 'Nul initiator' Jan Schoonhoven, who was affiliated to Henri's aunt, at Museum Prinsenhof in Delft.
Afterwards we had a lovely dinner at Ristorante Pizzeria La Famiglia.  

work of Jan Schoonhoven

naughty Jan with a Japanese artist

pictures of Truus Nienhuis, Henri's aunt

at the museum shop

where Roos bought me an early Bday present

this lovely necklace in red

our friends Henri and Roos