woensdag 16 april 2014

Little memorial

I am not sure but on this place in the amsterdam nieuwmarkt area ( J.B.Sibbeleshof) were houses removed for the construction of the amsterdam metro. As a reminder are some keys from the front doors of the demolished houses put in the pavement. A nice one for signs, signs here.

dinsdag 15 april 2014

For everybody who was wondering about the monday morning feeling

Here a total picture of the statue from Paul de Reus that I showed monday past week.
Lets call it " the morning after".

maandag 14 april 2014

Tourists in the city.

One for monday mellow yellow here.

zondag 13 april 2014


Yes the low shining sun in this time of the year makes great shadows.
One for sunday shadow shot here.

zaterdag 12 april 2014

Water gate

The Water Gate in Sneek. Build in 1492 and rebuild in 1613 because it had lost its purpose as military defense in the wall. From the six original water gates this is the only one that exist today in Sneek. The other 5 were removed in the 19th century. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 11 april 2014

Alone against the elements

Jogger along the dike near our house. One for skywatch friday here.

donderdag 10 april 2014

Metro entrance

Every time again I am struck with the escalator design of the amsterdam metro. It stays amazing in my eyes.

woensdag 9 april 2014

Automatic adoption of contrast ?

Sunlight falling through a 17th century window in the Portuguese Synagog Amsterdam.
Its a pity that blogger makes the picture lighter so that the original dark, light contrast is a bit blown away. On my original the white of the wall was not showing. Tried different solutions but until now without succes.

dinsdag 8 april 2014

Question of light.

Essence of photography. Light, shadow and a great subject.

maandag 7 april 2014

Week starts again

One for Monday mellow yellow here.

zondag 6 april 2014

Sunday morning

After the party, before the cleaning crew. One for shadow shot sunday here.

zaterdag 5 april 2014

Reflection in image and time.

Reconstruction of the make up mirror from Ramses Shaffy in the exhibition of his life in the library of Amsterdam University. Admired by most and sometimes disgusted by others he truly mixed his personal live with his work as singer, actor and artist.  One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 4 april 2014

Barnacle geese

Thousands of Barnacle geese choose the sky bothered by foxes in the Oostvaardersplassen . They are wintering here from their nesting island Nova Zembla .

The above picture is a crop from this one. It was a mighty view. Every 10 minutes somewhere a flock was taking the air and landed again. Its a matter of days now before they go back to their breeding grounds. One for skywatch friday here.

donderdag 3 april 2014

Canal terrace

Due to the nice weather every spot is used to give everybody a place in the sun as here at the Grimburgwal in amsterdam.

woensdag 2 april 2014


In this little canal in Sneek lives a Great Crested Grebe.

He was so kind to catch a little perch before my eyes.

Water quality is really very good here in Sneek but I must admit that you see them also in the canals of Amsterdam or Almere. One for camera critters here and wild bird wednesday here.

maandag 31 maart 2014

Monday morning feeling

Sometimes you can have that feeling as here perfectly pictured in a detail of a statue from Paul de Reus.

zondag 30 maart 2014

Standard amsterdam bridge

Bridge No. 281 of the amsterdam list of bridges (named Pepper Bridge) connects the Peperstraat with the new Uilenburgerstraat. It blends so well in the street that you see it almost only when you are on it. On the moment the list contains 2888 bridges and is still growing. If you want to see more bridges you can go to the list and click on the links . Every bridge has at least one photo or go to sunday bridges here.

zaterdag 29 maart 2014

Plastic bubble

Happens to be around. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 28 maart 2014

Veggie garden

Friend of mine has a little kitchen garden not far from his home.

He also has some fresh eggs daily. For us city inhabitants its always a miracle to see where the stuff is coming from. I had such a garden also when I came to Almere because in 1980 was the habit that everybody had the possibility to rent a garden like this for say 50 dollars a year on walking distance of your home.  After 10 years I quit with it because it was to much troubles then. Now the most gardens are transformed into buildings and apartments.

donderdag 27 maart 2014

Selfie with selftimer

Sometimes you have to try something new.