Road Trip October 2017 ~ The Model Show

After our visit to Overloon, we then headed for Veldhoven and got to the big conference centre where it’s held, and also where we stayed.  It’s an absolutely huge place with 500 rooms, mostly filled with geeky modellers 🙂 for the weekend. We’ve been here a couple of years ago so I’ve already photographed it inside and out, but it’s always fun to shoot the corridors! Phil had been asked to judge one of the sections of the model competition, along with a couple of other modellers.  The competition has over 2000 entries, this whole show is vast.  I took…

Road Trip ~ October 2017~ Day 5~Overloon

War belongs in the museum. That is the motto of the War Museum Overloon. The War Museum Overloon presents the history of the Second World War. Here you see how it can be that in five years’ time more than fifty million people lost their lives, but also how the oppressed people resourcefully coped with restrictions and shortages. There is attention to the opposition, but also to the persecution. Finally, there is, of course, also attention paid to the liberation, with special attention to the Battle of Overloon. In September 1944, the British general Montgomery conceived of the attack plan…

The Fraggle Report ~ Eindhoven part 3

Part 1    Part 2 So winding up the Eindhoven trip today, and after my walk in the woods (in part 2) I went and joined Phil in the model show. There were some excellent models in the show.. one of my favourites… saw the movie 🙂 and Phil had his figures in the competition.. and he won a silver medal which he was dead chuffed with. I took some more photo’s in the stained glass room In the evening we went and had dinner in the posh restaurant.. and a drink in the bar and saw the sun go…

The Fraggle report ~ Eindhoven part 2

Part 1 On the morning of the model show, after I’d had a quick shufty around and taken some shots of the models, I went for a walk with my camera in the surrounding woodlands while Phil perused the models and did some shopping and chatted on with his fellow modeller friends. It was a bright crisp day so nice to catch some sunlight in the autumn leaves. Lots of goodies to see and record. There were some industrial buildings nearby the hotel, but not sure what kind of industry. wooden posts lining the pathway.. and lots of leaves everywhere.. and a…

The Fraggle Report~ Eindhoven part 1

Last weekend we went off to Eindhoven in Holland for a scale model show, which Phil wanted to attend and put some of his models into the competition there. There’s no quick and easy way to get there from Newcastle, so we drove down to Folkestone and stayed overnight in our fave hotel, The Relish. our room was on the right in the middle, and our view was.. We had a lovely Chinese meal at our fave restaurant before setting off early in the morning to catch the ferry from Dover to Calais. I didn’t take any photo’s on the…