7 Feb 2012

OUR WORLD


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In my part of our world a cold wave settled in and it's hard for us because we are not used to so low temperatures (- 11 til - 20°C, 12 F - more than 0 F) and many people are not equipped for that either.

That's why I thought to show you a warmer place, the room where I have my painting classes. It's the festivity room in the public retirement home of Waterloo, where all special events take place like celebrating birthdays of the 100 years old, parties, dancing lessons, card playing etc.



our painting class

During the year and for each season this big room is always nicely decorated.

But what a surprise when I arrived last week !



I entered a "Saloon"




besides the door, a boozed Cowboy was sitting. I first got a shock I thought he was real.



On the other side were "Reward" pictures, with the heads of the responsible employees of the home. Unfortunately no amount was asked for them, they didn't know what "reward" meant !



Inside on a wall, the famous Lucky Luke the cowboy "who shoots faster than his shadow", (created by the Belgian cartoonist Morris) looked down at me.



The walls were all decorated with old pictures from the "good old Far West"



Even Buffalo Bill





and Billy the Kid





Of course in a saloon the bar can't be missing, the bottles were cut out of magazines, very well done. This was the decoration for the oldies, I think it's so nice to help them to still enjoy life.
I had been told that the oldest one who danced, was 100 years old and still flirted with the 80/90th girls ! That gives hope !

17 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I like Lucky Luke's horse.
Looks like someone had a lot of fun decorating.
K

diane b said...

Gosh they did a good job of decorating. It is wonderful to know some people care about the oldies.

Kat said...

Isn't it wonderful to be cared for like this? In our country there are no such things for those who old people, especially those who live in the Old Folks' Home. It really looks like a western bar!

Jo said...

I can't see your photos yet, they take ages to download with my terrible Internet connection! I remember the saloon from a post you did last week. Will come back and check shortly, I love the young oldies. The one of 100 years old sounds like a Cassanova, dear boy! Lovely warm world you showed us...

Jo said...

I can't see your photos yet, they take ages to download with my terrible Internet connection! I remember the saloon from a post you did last week. Will come back and check shortly, I love the young oldies. The one of 100 years old sounds like a Cassanova, dear boy! Lovely warm world you showed us...

Lea's Menagerie said...

Wonderful to see a place where the old folks can still have fun! And nice to have that big community room for other activities such as your painting class, too.
Have a great week!
Lea

jabblog said...

That's brilliant. Old people need mental stimulation as much, maybe more than younger people. I'm sure they enjoyed their Wild West do.

Maribeth said...

We went to Tombstone, Arizona to a bar where many cowboys went. The bar was dark mahogany wood, and we sat and had a cold beer. Hubby loved it, because he loves all cowboy films. I was interested because of the old west decorations.

LadyFi said...

What a great idea - that bar looks amazing!

Keep warm .. I hope the cold snap goes away soon.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific place!! And what a great place to be able to take classes! I, too, love Lucky Luke's horse! I'm having the same problems with downloading that Jo is???? So SLOW! But, fortunately, your pics did finally download and I'm so glad, would have hated to have missed these! Hope your week is off to a good start! Stay warm!

Sylvia

A Lady's Life said...

Wow! They sure know how to keep you gals inspired.Very nice display!!:)
Funny how we go to public places for coolness in summer and heat in winter.You are brave to stick your nose out into this cold. lol
Good Job!

Mara said...

I bet they would have like real bottles of booze though! I know I would have...

Loree said...

What a surprise. The place was done up really nicely and it's nice to hear that 100 year olds are still dancing!

Emille said...

Wow that is cold, Gattina! Hope you show us an art piece from your painting class sometime:) Stay warm!

Snap said...

What fun! They did a great job decorating your art room into the wild west!

Garry Ladouceur said...

Another creation of a belgian cartoonist is making its rounds here in Mexico. I am speaking of Tintin that many Mexicans confuse with another Tintin who was a mexican character that children would enjoy many years ago.

Reader Wil said...

Great decoration, Gattina! Thanks for sharing this wild west atmosphere!
I wish you a great rest of the week.
Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.