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Mundane Monday #100

Fondation Beyeler – Monet 2

I was extremely lucky that in the week I was in Basel, the Fondation Beyeler had an exhibition of some of Monet’s works. It was a privilege and a delight to be able to see his works up close. Museum policy forbade me from using my camera but I was able to use a friend’s … Continue reading

Fondation Beyeler – Monet 1

I was extremely lucky that in the week I was in Basel, the Fondation Beyeler had an exhibition of some of Monet’s works. It was a privilege and a delight to be able to see his works up close. Museum policy forbade me from using my camera but I was able to use a friend’s … Continue reading

Fondation Beyeler – 2

There’s a lot of artwork on display at Fondation Beyeler, including a huge collection of Picassos; I didn’t click those because I’m really not a fan (nor was I there to take a gander at them…), but this work by Henri Rousseau caught my eye. Not a fan, but the lack of proportion and perspective … Continue reading

Fondation Beyeler – 1

My favorite part of my trip this time was a visit to Fondation Beyeler. The reason for it will come up in a bit, but let me start with this torso by Auguste Rodin.

Heidelberg – 38

After all the walking and clicking I had to rest my weary feet and listen to my stomach. Schloss Heidelberg has a historic restaurant, the Backhaus. The food was nice and the wine even better. My friend ordered a flammenkuchen and I had veal sausage. Yum! Both dishes were fresh and tasty, and moderately priced. … Continue reading

Heidelberg – 37

A behind the scenes look at how medicines were prepared. Given that botanical specimens formed the bulk of raw material, it’s not surprising that most implements here were geared for processing them. Some of these are still in use in kitchens today! 🙂

Mundane Mondays #99

Heidelberg – 36

The display at the Deutsch Apotheken Muesum at Heidelberg also boasts a vast collection of various herbs, roots, and other various plant bits and minerals and what not; stuff used for preparing medicinal solutions/infusions/salves/powders. A glimpse of some of these follows in these few posts.

Heidelberg – 35

The display at the Deutsch Apotheken Muesum at Heidelberg also boasts a vast collection of various herbs, roots, and other various plant bits and minerals and what not; stuff used for preparing medicinal solutions/infusions/salves/powders. A glimpse of some of these follows in these few posts. Apart from the wonderful collection of medicinal materials, the museum … Continue reading