This week, Aletta has asked us to show what we treasure. Tricky one, this. I could ramble on about all sorts of things, such as treasuring moments with friends and family over the years, the opportunity to travel, treasures of history, of nature etc…
So, I shall show a few small treasures which are very important to me as links to my past and some travels.
First up, an image of the Ossiachersee in Austria which I have known for most of my life. Bought by my parents in the late 1960s, I think, and I always loved it because of that little ramshackle boat shed… I went to that lake in Austria a few decades ago, but alas, no decaying shed when I was there!
Next, an image of another picture that I have on my wall (with a few flowers in front of it in this image) of a little village in Tarn et Garonne, France. We had been to a nearby town and seen the image in a shop and told to go to the artist’s house and buy it from his studio, which we did. Spent a very pleasant time chatting to him and his wife in their garden looking across to the scene in the picture…
Now for a lovely little lacquered box from St Petersburg
Now for a little model of a llama from Peru
And finally, a Still Life of a Lisbon tram against a drawing of a tram going round a street corner in Lisbon:
Linked to Lens artists at Aletta’s here
That’s a lovely set of reminiscences and the nicer for being so personal. I couldn’t get my head round this challenge at all and haven’t done it, so well done you.
Why, thank you, Margaret!
Love these, Sue! So personal! That first painting is beautiful. I could live with that myself. And the cutest llama. Have a lovely weekend, hon. Hope it’s not too hot for you.
Thanks, Jo! Pleased you enjoyed my post. Hot it kisses, but I’ve thankfully got my Aircon or I would expire. Been watching Wimbledon….sad about Rafa
I was gutted, but life goes on. A hot and busy day here. I’m sitting next to a fan while I type this.
How hot is it where you are? It was 26 here today, but going up to 30 or higher in a few days
It got up to 37 late afternoon, Sue. We’d gone to the market town, Loule, to investigate a swimming pool, and ended up in some restored Turkish baths, where it was deliciously cool.
37? I can’t even cope with 27, Jo….🙁🙁
We’re going further west, chasing a breeze, next week 🤣⛱️💟
Love them all. Especially the one where you met the artist.
Thank you, Jessica….life is much about the people we meet
Great treasures, Sue. I love the Austrian lake – would be wonderful to be there right now, cooling down.
Love that little tram!
Thanks, Jude, so do I!
What lovely pieces!
Thank you Sheree!
Thanks, Jude! I fell in love with it on sight and bartered for it….first tIme in my life!
A perfect collection indeed, Sue. The painting reminded me of when I used it as a prompt for my two-part story ‘The Old Boat House’. I have a Russian laquered box somewhere, also bought in Leningrad. (As it was then)
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete! Ah, and you went to Leningrad….when did the name change?
I have been to Leningrad four times during the Soviet era. It changed back to St Petersburg in 1991, when Yeltsin took over.
I love buying art directly from the artist and I enjoy remembering the interactions when I look at the pieces in my home. I currently house my granddaughter’s collection of three such llamas to protect them from her dog who thinks they look delicious.
Yes, I love the reminiscing…
loving the llama
Isn’t it cute!