The next thing that happened on “Parels” (pearls) day at the end of the 2016 summer was that Himself arrived and together we went the short distance to the Bergkerk in the Daal en Bergselaan.
There several of our friends were due to play music, and they were the reason I found out about this particular Pearls day anyway.
Unbeknown to me there was also another artist displaying her work at the back of the church.
She is very much into fabric ornamentation and was busy working on a project as she talked with visitors.
I got permission to take photographs of her work, but missed getting her name. There were strong lights over several of the pieces and some of the details only showed up with the flash, other parts only showed up without it.
I wasn’t particularly happy with the photographs, I ate the flash with a vengeance and would have loved the chance to take photographs of these in stronger, natural light. Although I have done needlework myself and appreciate the amount of work put into these pieces, this style is not really to my taste. On the other hand there was a steady stream of visitors to the ladies table and people appeared to stay quite a long time, asking questions and looking at albums of photographs so there was certainly interest aplenty.
At the front of the church various music recitals were taking place and I was seriously annoyed when my camera battery started to look like it was on it’s last legs. Due to it dying a little while later I missed recording some of the pieces that I wanted. The “Haags Kleinkoor” sang , “Duo Recercada” , (two very talented ladies) played music from the Renaissance, and this classical guitar duo played amazingly, making it a very restful and relaxed way to spend our time until it was time for Himself and I to go and pick up the kids from their various activities.
I am very much looking forward to next years event of this type, both in my own neighbourhood and others in the city, making an effort to come out today has showed me what I have been missing and how much talent there is, ticking over just nicely in the homes of the residents of The Hague.