Friday, 17 October 2008


More architecture today. I was watching a programme on tv a while back which was about Hansa cities and the wonderful building styles they generated and became fascinated with how they look.

The Hanseatic League was formed in the middle ages as a mercantile association based initially along the Salt Route and it grew to encompass most of Northern Europe, and I'd never heard of it before. Once again I am reminded of the huge chasms in my knowledge of things which are practically on my doorstep! If you'd like to know more about the Hansa, there's a good overview here.


  1. this is beautiful as usual - and i hear you about the huge chasms - i'm finding they are getting larger and larger in my head...sigh

  2. Lovely. I'm really drawn to architectural drawings with a bit of whimsy.

  3. The art has a cozy feel indeed. Thanks for the link to read about the Hansa--I love to read, to learn and to armchair travel. Your blog is really nice, btw, I will be following you as soon as I post this with compliments. Would love to have more international readers as well so if you're curious, please visit me and see what you see.