monnikenhuizen
Eleanor of Woodstock

Monnikenhuizen Convent and Katherine of Bavaria

Duchy of Guelders and the County of Zutphen, about 1350 I read that some of the Dukes and Duchesses of Guelders were buried in the Monnikenhuizen Monastery (klo(o)ster). The monastery was located in what is now called Park Klarenbeek, and I visited it last Sunday! The monastery was founded by Duke Reginald II and his [read more]

russian ark
Catherine the Great

Russian Ark Movie Review

Last week I saw an announcement from my local art house movie theatre, advertising the movie “Russian Ark” by Alexander Sokurov. Supposedly about 300 years of history of the Hermitage shot in a single one and half hour take. Sounds pretty amazing, right? I’m not quite sure what I expected but not this. The narrator [read more]