Thursday, November 26, 2009

Winter decorations:Winter set

One fragrant winter set made from nature materials with a tender scent of cloves..

One Advent wreath..

..one wreath for the front door decoration..

..and one winter ball..

This winter ball can be hanged..

..or used as one shelf decoration..

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Old photo of a boy

It was my father's birthday yesterday..one old photo made in Havighorst,Germany where he was born..

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Old fortress Kalnik

One of these september days we made an outing to the old fortress Kalnik placed on the stone hill Vuklenec what is a part of the hill Kalnik.It's no far from my town,only a half hour by the car.
The first written sighn of the Old town of Kalnik dates back to the 1243,when king Bela IV mentioned its role in the battle against Tartars.The town,built on a steep cliff and sorrounded with defensive walls,was invicible for its attackers.Many rulers and noblemen held it as their property over centuries.
The walled town of Veliki Kalnik is a complex of buildings made in various stylistic periods.Its lower part,from the east,still shows the remains of St.Chaterine's Chapel.The very fortress was abandoned from the middle of 17th century.Conservation works and clearing of the site were carried out in 1963,and during 2004,a permanent afore planned research and preservation of newly discovered walls continued.
Stairs to the highest tower..
..and the wiev from there on the lower parts of fortress..
The local population are called "Plum noblemen" or small landed gentry according to the legend about the town defenders: during Tartarian siege the dwellers fed king Bela IV with plums,thus enabling him to survive and scare the enemy away.To show his gratitude the king made them noble.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunflowers

"Sunflowers" I finished today..
acryl on canvas, 50 cm x 70 cm

..here is who was helping me :)




Monday, July 27, 2009

Two bronze elephants

Two bronze elephants
July 27,2009
Acryl on canvas with bronze powder
70 cm x 50 cm

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Argitula"


Argitula is a habitual name for Tarentola Mauretanica here on Dugi otok.This is one picture of one argitula baby I took last summer there.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer in Varaždin


Varaždin,Ursuline street..in the front of the Ursuline Convent..


The Ursuline sisters bought this house and the church grounds in the middle of 18th century to build a convent and a girls' school marking the beggining of their long educational tradition..


Monday, July 6, 2009

My grandmother's birthday

Today is the birthday of my grandmother Elizabeta.She was my mother's mother and I loved her very very much.She was born on July 6th 1907 and died in 1976..
She spent her childhood in Budapest in Hungary where she finished her primary school.
Here is her chatolic prayer-book on Hungarian language..

After the primary school she moved to the croatian capitol city Zagreb where she finished a gymnasium and a trade university before she married my grandfather.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The summer is here


The summer is my favourite part of the year..love the sun and warmth as the lizard on this photo I took last summer on Dugi otok.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Motovun

Motovun is one of many small towns situated on the top of the hill what is typical for medieval towns in central Istria.

The city wall dates from the 12-13th century..

..and the city gate dates from 15th century.

I spent only one hour there on my way to Umag two weeks ago and here is a few photos I took..

Since 1999, Motovun has hosted the international Motovun Film Festival for independent and avant-garde films from the U.S. and Europe.