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A trip to the nature at Weesp, province North Holland , the Netherlands

Texts/photography: Tzina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.

Weesp with it's area " Vechtstreek"  and next to Amsterdam Rhine Canal which connected the City of Amsterdam with the port Rotterdam, only 3 kilometers from Amsterdam is a town surrounded  by grass fields and countryside.. Next to the rivers Vecht and  Small Weesp the city has a prodected historical centrum and its  buildings dated back to 17th and 18th century.
Weesp was granted city rights  in 1355 and celebrated its 650th anniversary  as a town  in 2005.                                                              

The river Vecht was from the Middle Ages a defensive line for the country of Holland, strongly fortified with forts, barracks and different military structures. The most important line for the difence was the Defence Line of Amsterdam or in Dutch ' Stelling van Amsterdam". Nowdays, the Defence Line of Amsterdam  belong to a UNESCO Heritage Site.

                                       Molen " De V…

A 40 acre oasis of gardens in Cambridge´s University Botanic Garden

Botanic Garden Cambridge University: An exceptionally attractive ...natural world. Photography by Tzina Alimpoutaki- Joustra

                                                              The Rock Garden...

Less than 1 mile south of the centre of the city of Cambridge are the plants from all over the world.
The Botanic Garden of Cambridge University opened in 1840 through the vision and drive of Professor John Henslow, mentor to Charles Darwin, is a show for over 8000 plant species throughout the world.
Designed for both-year round interest and seasonal inspiration the Botanic Garden Highlights the Winter Garden, the Rock Garden with its lake and the Scented Garden with the historic Systematic beds .
But not only..
                                                           The Rock Garden...

Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht... Extended Drawing.

American artists at Bonnefanten Museum show their art/works in which lines and drawings are taken beyond their original boundaries...
`Extended Drawing`( until 15.01. 2012 ) focuses on a specific aspect of the work of American artists  Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra is the exhibition that is followed ´The Hidden Life of Things (until 4.12.2011).
                                  Wallpainting in Barcelona by American artist Sol LeWitt.
Sol LeWitt untitled lithography 1992.
  Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, the Netherlands.                                         Photography by Tzina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.

                                                        Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht.

Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra belong to the 'classical ' generation that gave direction to American art from the mid-sixties. They show a clear affinity with Minimal and Conceptual Art.
The four artists are paragons of new options in the…