Haarlem, Netherlands

grote kerk, grote markt

We recently made the short trip to Haarlem to catch the ‘Eye to eye with Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian’ exhibition at the Frans Hals Museum, then meandered around its atmospheric streets and steegjes for a while. Still inspired by the beautiful medieval & golden age brickwork, and the patterns and textures to be found at every turn…

Haarlem, Netherlands

step gables

Haarlem, Netherlands

fishmonger’s awning, windowsill herb garden

Haarlem, Netherlands

spring lambs

Haarlem, Netherlands

awe-inspiring embroidery
[bed curtains, northern netherlands, 17th century, embroidered with silk, linen and metal thread on a background of green woollen fabric]

Haarlem, Netherlands

cultural icons

Haarlem, Netherlands

shop window display… for all your preservation-glove, white-sock, decorative-ruff and manly-wig needs

Haarlem, Netherlands

sidewalk geometries

Haarlem, Netherlands

the city’s coat of arms (virtue conquers violence)
‘antique prints’ shop, decoupaged

Haarlem, Netherlands

leadlights and shutters

Haarlem, Netherlands

laughing lion, smiling skull