Friday, April 30, 2010

Pattern Play on Vacation

While perusing my Netherlands photo set on Flickr for this post, I paused (as I often do) on a few of my favourite pictures. While traveling, I am often taken in by colour and pattern (aren't you?) and end up taking a lot of pictures that may not say much about the trip, but bring it all home for me in a different way. Photos like this from the Waterlooplein Market in Amsterdam:

Tagger's choice at Waterlooplein Markt
tagger spray paint

felt balls
felt balls

at the Markt
mini wrap skirts

I am repeatedly drawn to repetitive images. Over and over.

Wit Fiets 2
wit fiets in racks at the kroller muller

As mentioned here, this is what B was repeatedly drawn to. Over and over.

Bryan's selection
someone's gotta drink it- Bryan's beer selection, Watergraafsmeer huis

And my vice...koffie verkeerd (a Dutch latte).

Koffie verkeert met handsome man
koffee break with Josh on the Kalverstraat, Amsterdam

Maybe there will be some beautiful colour and repetitive pattern in your weekend (one can always hope for sewing time)!


Judi said...

Oh, I'll start looking for the colour and pattern this weekend. That is if I find my battery for my camera.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Isn't it great finding color and or pattern in the most mundane things. Sometimes very inspiring too!!! Cyndi

carol said...

Oh're as good a photograph as you are a quilter. Who would have known? A woman of many talents, I guess....WOW! The photographs are amazing!!!

Unknown said...

I agree! I find pattern and repetition soothing somehow. Maybe it's the consistency of it. I don't know. But I am definitely drawn to it. Lovely pics!

SoozeM said...

Gorgeous photos! When I first saw the top photo I thought oooh look at all those yummy spools of thread, they look huge, then realised they were cans of paint, not quite as exciting but they still look great!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Lol, a true artist's holiday snapshots.-) Great photos that would transfer very nicely into quilts¨...

Amy Friend said...

I just love those first two photos in particular!

Anna said...

Oh, how I would have loved to join you at that outdoor cafe!