For my birthday I got this present of a friend and former collegue of the library. A jigsaw puzzle of a library with 1000 pieces! I loved to puzzle in the past but hadn't done it for a long time. But the old jitters of puzzling returned immediately, This one is the Rolls Royce in puzzle land, a real Jan van Haasteren!
I couldn't wait to start!
The outline is almost ready!
It looks a bit messy but hubby SC is also infected with the puzzle fever and we are both having our own methods.
This was a special one, these are the silhouettes of hidden figures in the Artis Zoo. Despite the fact that it was a favoured walkabout among German soldiers during WW2, Artis was also a safe haven for around 200-300 people in hiding. People were even hiding above the enclosures of the lions and the wolves.
The Amsterdam Lightfestival was a bit disappointing this year. The objects were not so spectacular as other years. This is the famous Skinny Bridge transformed into a mass of mixed lines by artist Krijn de Koning.
The Cracks made by Karolina Howorka in the Montelbaans tower.
The climbing Pete's with golden faces this year, are back in the department store "the Beehive" in Amsterdam.
They are the helpers of Saint Nicolas, the Bishop of Mira from Spain, who's birthday we celebrate December 5th in the Netherlands. That evening the children get gifts from him which are thrown through the chimney by the Pete's.
As you will understand that is a mythical story as there are not many chimney's anymore nowadays.