27 Nov 2016

Passion for Print & Paper continues

I have scouted few files showing the work of one 19th century Polish artist.
Only four of the files were in the condition that I would edit them for clarity, colour and I had built a vignette for a nice frame they will go into.

Ostrog Castle, Poland, presently Ukraine

I enjoyed immensely reading about the artist, his immense body of work that documented hundreds of Polish castles, palaces, ruined or inhabited for posterity. The sites were then built within the Polish-Lithuanian Union, and now are within borders of Poland, Bielorussia, Ukraine or Lithuania.

Napoleon Mateusz Tadeusz Orda (1807 – 1883) was a musician, pianist, composer and artist, best known for numerous sketches of historical sites of present-day Belarus, Lithuania, and Poland.

The works and the geographical span they docomented show the borders of Polishness, of Polish Baroque and Classicism, the Eastern borders of Europe.
We view them with great veneration and remain grateful to Orda's generous spirit.
Ogrodzieniec Castle, Poland

Mir Castle, Poland, presently Bielaruss, reconstructed
Antoniny Palace, Poland, presently Ukraine

8 Nov 2016


Ottawa enjoys amazing weather. It is November 8, the trees are in full colour but the begonias are still in bloom - in short, we did not have a freezing spell. Many flowers still in bloom.
Looks like fall merged with the Indian summer.
Most enjoyable...

In the meantime, somebody sent me an areal photo over Copenhagen, Denmark.
Greys galore.

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