Valentine Mark Herman's Blog – May 2013 Archive (8)

Oranje's brother: RIP!

Look what happens when you park a 2CV in Maastricht for a couple of hours and forget to put money in the parking meter:…


Added by Valentine Mark Herman on May 27, 2013 at 4:20pm — 7 Comments

The Polo Mint Adventures Part 7: Suus & Val in the Rijksmuseum & Rembrandt in O'Reilly's Bar

Or have I got that the wrong way round?

Try again: Rembrandt in the Rijksmuseum and SuusinMokkum & Val in O'Reilly's Bar.

That's better.

The Polo Mint has recently been to Amsterdam. It was practically impossible to Polo Mint the newly-re-opened Rijksmuseum, but I did manage to take a few photos there.

And then went to meet up with Suus.



Added by Valentine Mark Herman on May 27, 2013 at 3:25pm — 5 Comments

The Polo Mint Adventures Part 6: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

This is The End of the Danish  series of Polo Mint Adventures, with photos from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum in Copenhagen.

The Museum is so called because there is a large bar on every floor that offers visitors unlimited amounts of free Carlsberg beer, and when you have drunken a lot your tummy begins to rumble to the tune of 'Glytotek' -- the Danish Eurovision Song Contest entry in 1997.

Or something like that.

This Part of the Adventures begins with some Polo…


Added by Valentine Mark Herman on May 27, 2013 at 6:29am — 5 Comments

To Mrs Cheesey Potato* and many others, the COLLECTIVE THANK YOU continues.

Mrs Cheesey Potato lives just across the Impasse from me. This morning she gave me some Mail Art that I had received during my recent absence that would not fit in the Mail Box...and so I will continue with the Collective Thank You.

I will be mailing stuff to y'all when I have raised some money for stamps by disposing of my children. The Pawn Shop wouldn't take them, alas, and so I am forced to sell them. I can offer you a Special Mother's Day Three-for-Two price if anyone is…


Added by Valentine Mark Herman on May 26, 2013 at 9:09pm — No Comments

This is getting embarrassing. This is another COLLECTIVE THANK YOU, because...

...I have been away again, this time for 10 days in Maastricht, the Netherlands, where I had a mini-exhibition of my Aboriginal-type art. (Photos of that follow later). When I got back home last night the mail box was stuffed full of goodies, and I just haven't got the time right now to send everyone an individual thank you, so here is a collective one.

I hope to be able to send all the people below some Mail Art back soon, but I will have to pawn the children so that I can get some…


Added by Valentine Mark Herman on May 24, 2013 at 6:50pm — 3 Comments

The Polo Mint Adventures Part 5: Louisiana Museum for Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

Here we are again, Polo Mint Lovers everywhere.

This set of Adventures comes from Denmark.

At the Louisiana Museum there was an Exhibition called 'Pop Art Design' which was very good -- but not easy to Polo Mint.

(Go on...ask why a Museum in Denmark is called 'Louisiana'?)

Here goes...…


Added by Valentine Mark Herman on May 14, 2013 at 7:05am — 10 Comments

The Polo Mint Adventures Part 4: the National Gallery of Denmark

Bonjour Art Lovers of the World!

I have just come from back from Copenhagen where the Polo Mint Adventures continued.

To recap -- a Polo Mint is a small English sweet (very similiar to a Life Saver).

Here is one:

I visit Galleries and Museums, place a Polo Mint on or near an exhibit, take a photo of it, and then move on before I get…


Added by Valentine Mark Herman on May 11, 2013 at 6:53pm — 6 Comments

A COLLECTIVE Thank You/Merci Beacoup to...

...the following people for the Great Mail Art they have kindly sent me (with apologies for this being collective, but I'll never get round to thank everyone individually and properly, so my excuses).....

* Nico van Hoorn & the Altijd Nijmegen Radical Phone Box Collective

* Ti Ar Raden & the Martinique Beach Side Phone Box Crew

* Mute Sound 4 the Spanish Phone Card (it didn't work in France -- nor did the Last Surviving Phone Box I found)

* Carlule…


Added by Valentine Mark Herman on May 8, 2013 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment



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