Hello lovely ladies of the T-gang! It's Tuesday yet again and time for another T-Party hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard at AlteredBookLover. Pleas join us with a blogpost, just make sure there is a beverage or beverage reference in your post.
I always start with my postcards, so here we go:
A large card from the USA showing the Redlin Art Center in Watertown, South Dakota.
Terry Avon Redlin (July 11, 1937 – April 24, 2016) was an American artist popular for painting outdoor themes and wildlife, often pictured in twilight. During the 1990s he was frequently named "America's most popular artist" in annual gallery surveys conducted by U.S. Art magazine.The art center in the postcard is home to over 150 of Terry Redlin's original oil paintings. Built by the Redlin family as a gift to the artist's hometown, this national award winning building was designed by Charles Redlin, son of the artist. The four story, 52,000 square foot structure is surrounded by 24 solid granite columns and sits majestically on a hill within the 30-acre Terry Redlin Conservation Park.
His art is typical American, in the style of Thomas Kinkade. Not my taste, but a lot of people love it.
Postcard number two is a card from a Postcrossing meeting in Cologne, Germany (near to the Dutch border), signed by everyone who attended the meeting. The postcard celebrates 150 years of the existence of postcards.
The stamps are lovely, especially the one with the grapes as they are a drink reference for the T-party. But there are more qualifiers, you know me....
Quite an unassuming place, but the food is great. This time we just had pizza, because we all fancied pizza. We shared two large ones because here in Granada province, every drink comes with a tapa, so there was plenty to eazt.On the wall there is a huge photo of Venice and the gondolas. It looks as if that is our view. We can dream we are in Venice. (I have never been to Venice although I have lived in Italy for more than 15 years!)
At the end of each meal we always get a complimentary 'chupito', a little shot of liquor.
This particular one is called Zoco.
The oldest commercial brand of Pacharan (aka Patxaran), Zoco is produced in the Basque region. It's made by steeping sloes, coffee and vanilla in anisette, producing an interesting and complex liqueur. It's very nice. The type of chupito is at the discretion of the serving staff, so we don't always get this. This time we were lucky.
This week the weather has turned nasty. From sitting in the sun straight to winter gear and lighting the fire!
That is it from me today.
Wishing everyone a happy T-Day,