A misty morning in Holten, near Bathmen

A misty morning in Holten, near Bathmen
A misty morning in Holten near Bathmen

Monday, 19 January 2015

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, B for Bathmen

The church of Bathmen dates from the early 14th century

Bathmen is a town in the eastern Netherlands. The municipality was merged with her larger neighbour of Deventer on 1. January 2005 as part of a national effort to reduce bureaucracy in the country.

The vicarage, where my sister and her family,

 lived  for many years

I often stay in Bathmen to visit my sister.

Bathmen has got a long history . Old archaeologic finds date from 6000 B.C.. Because of its high situation surrounded by swampy area, it is thought that it has been inhabitated permanently from at least 1300 B.C..

The province of Overijssel

Bathmen is a village in the north-east of the Netherlands, and although it is not far from where I live, the surroundings are quite different with woodland and more farms than we have.

The pub, restaurant, café

people in weekends.

Nice to walk there in summer


 to walk in autumn
and in spring

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt,  who created ABC, and Roger, who took over from her. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with B


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Monday, 12 January 2015

ABC Wednesday, A for Anmatyerre is an Australian spirit

Spring cleaning has its advantages. Among other things, I found several Australian art calendars. One of them is dedicated to the work of Sakshi Anmatyerre. And I hope that you find the pictures as beautiful as I do in spite of the allegations expressed in Daily Telegraph London. 

I wrote this 6 years ago and about 45 people sent me a comment, only three of them are still reading my posts, so I am sending this story of Sakshi Anmatyerre again. As you see you can also link this post to the previous one, dealing with zoomorphism.

Sakshi Anmatyerre is an Australian spirit, a traveller in this great country, who records the land and its stories, interpreting them in dazzling colours and with the intuitive eye and sure hand of a master painter.In him is the harmonious meeting of cultures, ancient and modern. Through his paintings, which he creates using modern materials and techniques, he expresses his love and respect for these ancient islands, Australia- the people and the wild places and creatures. He is the proud father of three boys and a girl, and to them he passes his wisdom, his lore and his stories.But each startlingly beautiful painting tells its own story and to each person the story is different- it belongs to the beholder alone. But what to think of this article???

"By David Rennie in Sydney

AUSTRALIA'S aboriginal art industry, has been shaken by an allegation that one of its brightest stars, Sakshi Anmatyerre, is in fact an Indian from Calcutta. ABC, Australia's state television station, reported that Mr Anmatyerre had changed his name .Mr Anmatyerre numbers the actor Paul Hogan, the Sultan of Brunei and members of the Packer media dynasty among his clients. His work also appears on a range of best-selling postcards.Leading dealers recently met to discuss a system of authentication and ratings and nominated the Sydney dealer Adrian Newstead to act as their spokesman. Mr Newstead admitted yesterday that, if the allegations about Mr Anmatyerre are true, his paintings, while no less visually appealing than they were before, are now "not worth a brass razoo". (Daily Telegraph London)

Brass razoo is an Australian phrase that was first recorded in soldiers' slang in World War I. It is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as "a non-existent coin of trivial value". It is commonly used in the expression I haven't got a brass razoo, meaning the speaker is out of money.

ABC is created by Denise Nesbitt. It has been an enormous success. Today we start with the fifteenth round and the letter A. See more lovely and interesting words starting with A.Click on the logo in the sidebar. Don't forget to mention mrs. Nesbitt!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

ABC Wednesday, Z for Zoomorphism


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Zoomorph" redirects here. For the toy line, see Zoomorphs.

Zoomorphic decoration from the Book of Kells
Zoomorphism is the shaping of something in animal form or terms. Examples include:
The word derives from the Greek ζωον (zōon), meaning animal, and μορφη (morphē), meaning shape or form.
 Long before the common era, people tried to communicate by means of drawing images of animals. First these paintings were important for hunters to know where animals were available. Lateron the paintings got a religious meaning. Cave paintings were found all over the world in mountainous regions with caves

Emoe, Australia

Dingo, Australia

Bats, Australia

Rock paintings by Aborigines in Australia

Egyptian Religion
Thot with the head of an ibis

Horus  Zoomorphic representation in religion in Egypt.


Zoomorphic representation in religion

Some tribes of Israel are

 represented by animal symbols.

Read Gen.49


The stained glass windows by Marc Chagall  Israel



The Milbi Wall in Cooktown Australia represents a wall of stories told by the Aborigenes .

Each story is represented by an animal.

  • Tribal animals depicted by the Indigenous people of Australia
  • Tribal animals depicted by the Indigenous people of Australia

  • We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words   beginning with Z.


    The Vikings used a dragon as their symbol.

    Norwegian legends often used animals.

    The dog Garm guards the entrance of the other world

    Odin on his eight-footed horse Sleipnir