In the old fishing town of Harderwijk someone came on the great idea to let the manhole covers of the rainwater drainage resemble old fishing boats. A clear sign that you are in a port town. Once seen one you see them everywhere really. Kudos to the designer. One for sign, signs here.
Here some boats who were model of the manhole cover above in the harbor of Harderwijk. Yes still a lot exist but fishing is now not done anymore from this harbor let alone with this type of boat other then sitting on the dock with a fishing rod.
Why not making it easy while doing a survey for your study as these two students do in front of the townhall in amsterdam. Perhaps counting near misses between bikes, cars and trams as they are looking at a crossing notorious for its accidents but that is pure speculation on my side. I didn't asked.
One for our world tuesday here
In two rows, both the people and their closest relatives in the animal kingdom goes to their daily outing in the amsterdam zoo. The one to get feed and the other to look at it. One for good fences and skywatch friday.
Yesterday I had the pleasure to visit people I had met on our roundtrip of Ireland last year. They live in an old farm in the so called green heart of the netherlands. Here the view from one of the living room windows to their neighbors.
And the road directly behind their house which give you an idea of the looks of this part of Holland.
Behind these doors in some walls of the "rijks museum" is a fire hose and fire extinguisher. If the signs are international understandable I don't know but they fulfill the standards of the museum for sure. One for sign, signs here.
Last weekend I had my spring photographical fair again. Two times a year organized by the dutch " fotografica" organization.
You could see a growing interest in photographing with film again and now we have a shop in amsterdam just totally committed to this cause. The name "Fotografie den Boer"with all kind of films , chemicals and papers. Internet adres here but the site is still under construction. I hope that they can resist the spirit of the times.
This year there were also a lot of microscopes. Some labs or institutes must have renewed their equipment and I am wondering if these instruments, now for collectors, couldn't have a better purpose.
And as always the hassle about money but of course thats always the fun here.