Last sunday we (mum + me) visited the city of Zwolle. I love these day long trips! They feel like mini holidays, and I am always surprised with how much beauty the Netherlands has to offer. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't say 'no' to a holiday abroad. Still lots of cities and countries on my list. A list that seems the get longer weekly, I see the most beautiful places through other people's blogs!
Our first stop of the day was Museum de Fundatie. For both of us it was our first visit. Built between 1838 and 1841, it first served as the Palace of Justice and later it accomodated the National Department for Town and Country Planning. After that, in 2005, it was converted into a museum. It was renovated in 2012 and the elliptically shaped structure was placed on the roof. The Museum named it 'the eye' or the 'cloud', but I prefer it's nickname, which is 'the egg'. It gives a great view over the old city. My fear of height almost kept me from taking some shots. I'm not a big fan of taking photo's of art in museum, but I really needed to take one of a painting by Dutch painter Carel Willink that shares a name with my mom: Wilma.
After the museum, we wandered the small streets of Zwolle and ooh-ed and aah-ed over all the pretty houses. I was happy as a bird with a French fry, some of the houses were all pink and pretty! I have enough shots of doors to make a whole new post about them, but I think the amount of doors in this blog might be getting too much. Anyway, I did squeeze in some into this post...
We had mozzarella sandwiches for lunch, warmed up with a cup of tea, and started walking again. We found a lovely store that imports fine food products from European company's that are at least 100 years old. You can find French macarons, Russian tea and Italian cookies. Most of them packaged in beautifully designed tins, cans and paper boxes. We couldn't leave without taking some candy and tea.
Hope your weekend was as good (maybe a bit warmer though) as mine was. Do you play tourist in your own country? Any museum visits worth mentioning? How about more doors? Yay or nay?