10 Oct 2014


1. The week started and continued with cold rainy weather ! Which put my mood and energy in the basement ! Besides the different colored umbrellas and the grumpy people underneath I saw nothing in our street when I was sitting behind my computer and did the Google Gattina street watch.

2. I could have taken the obligatory shower outside before stepping into the swimming pool at aqua gym, but refrained, I was already wet even dressed.

3. To cheer me up and safe me from the sudden polar temperatures, I bought two fleece jackets, one in white with a black border and one in dark blue with a purple border ! They feel cosy and warm !


The highlight of the week was the Titanic Artifact exhibition which had already been in California, Las Vegas, Orlando and will move to Geneva after Brussels.

The huge "Expo Brussels" building is just opposite of the Atomium. (on the collage above).
With Dominique and another friend Christiane, I drove to the other end of Brussels and we visited the exhibition. It was very well presented, we saw a lot of artefacts which had survived the long stay in the salty water. The Titanic sank in 1912 and the wreck was only discovered in 1985  ! I will write about it in another post.

After the visit, we longed for a coffee and drove over to the Atomium where we sat in the restaurant and discussed about what we had seen. Madame GPS guided me back through a with traffic packed Brussels, home to Waterloo.


I finished my last painting before our exhibition at the end of the month.

more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - it's Autumn isn't it - while I've been away they've said the weather down here has been foul - very wet.

Glad the Titanic exhibition was interesting .. looking forward to the write up ..

Your cat art work is lovely ... enjoy - cheers Hilary

diane b said...

Sorry to hear about the weather. It is beautiful here. Come on over.

miaslovetree said...

I just love the painting of the cat! It's lovely. :)

Oh, how exciting to visit the Titanic exhibit! Glad you are able to find ways to brighten up your days during the cold, dreary weather.

Jo said...

Sorry about the lousy weather. Once you're done visiting Diane in Oz, pop along here. We're enjoying beautiful weather too! xx

barbarah said...

Fleece jackets are so cozy. I have one blue one and love it.

Your painting is nice!

I can imagine the Titanic exhibit would have been so interesting.

Hope you can find some more fun things to do to get through the gloomy weather.

Linens and Royals said...

You forgot to mention the Titanic Exhibition has also been in London and Melbourne Australia.
So hot here today I felt my brain was being fried at the market and had to leave early.
I think your cat painting will be the star of the show.

Susanne said...

I really love the painting! Unlike you I really like fall. The colors, the scents, the coolness, the cozy sweathers. Mind you, our weather seems very different from yours. We don't get the rain except occasionally.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your cat painting is beautiful. Wish I lived somewhere where I could drive to an exhibition like that. Not much culture out here in the boonies.... one of the joys (NOT) of very small-town living.

As usual for you a busy week ... and in spite of the dreary weather a pretty nice one it seems to me.

Willow said...

You found lots of positive things in your polar adventures, not the least of which was your blue and purple fleece.
Love your cat painting!