zaterdag 30 juli 2016


Looking against the backside of the Bella Donna building designed in the sixties by arch. Webber and renovated in 2010-2013 by the office of Benthem Crouwel Architects it has now the highest score in the leading environmental index for a building (Greencalc A whatever that means). Can you guess why you see the right wing reflected in the left facade? One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 29 juli 2016

Gate and door at Weesperplein underground station

The gates of the underground stations on the eastbound line are closed between 1 AM and 5.30 AM. The design of these doors are from Siet Zuyderland with great attention to detail. With thanks to the exhibition amsterdam artists in the amsterdam museum that attended me on these gates. One for good fences here.

donderdag 28 juli 2016

Dearing question

Hey, I also want a pat on my head.

woensdag 27 juli 2016


On the back of a van I saw these dollar bills. What kind of sign could that be? One for sign, signs here.

dinsdag 26 juli 2016

Street meeting

Some subjects you have to approach very carefully. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 25 juli 2016

Guardian of the exit

A nice one guarding the emergency exit of one of the university buildings in the centre of Amsterdam. I wanted to dedicate this post to the Monday Murals Linky from fellow blogger oaklanddailyphoto but he seems to have some trouble with Linky. I hope it wil be mended soon and in the meantime keep photographing. 

zaterdag 23 juli 2016

Views in views.

A reflection of the building on the other side in this facade under construction. One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 22 juli 2016


Almere home 22.04 P.M. One for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 21 juli 2016


You can do a lot on the street in Amsterdam

woensdag 20 juli 2016

Amsterdam today

For a lot of tourists the coffeeshops in Amsterdam are a nice place to relax and blow.
The inhabitants of Amsterdam are not so happy with the penetrant smell of blowing and are placing these signs that blowing is forbidden here with support of the local police. One for sign,signs here.

dinsdag 19 juli 2016

New Hotel

On the other side of the Gooi lake is the village Huizen situated. Here seen from Almere.
All the houses on the first photo are from a Hotel chain called Fletcher situated at the head of the old harbour.     ( Just a few years old)
The rooms are situated in little houses like an old fisher village as Huizen was a long time ago.
I must say that it looks a bit Disney.
And Almere seen from the other side. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 18 juli 2016

Paris in Amsterdam

Hope we can enjoy this for a long time.

zondag 17 juli 2016

Summer at last.

Now I am lucky that the trees gives some shadow on the book market at the Spui. One for Sunday Shadow shot here.
Another nice way to buy some second hand books is in the main passage of the University of Amsterdam called the Old Mans House Gate (Oudemanhuispoort)

zaterdag 16 juli 2016

Typical amsterdam house facade since 1650.

Even the smaller glas windows works well with a bit of sun.
One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 15 juli 2016

American prefab?

Looks like we are now importing American prefab housing in Almere. It stood within 7 weeks. Also one for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 14 juli 2016

People at work

Found this oldie from the construction of the NZ line under the Rokin in Amsterdam.

woensdag 13 juli 2016

Graduation show 2

Smells delicious
but I had the impression that a lot of people were their own artwork.

dinsdag 12 juli 2016

Graduation show

Standing between 2 of his paintings, Magnus Blichfeld explains his work as graduate of the Rietveld Academy 2016.
Merel Bernhardt demonstrates her nine square meter design were in each wall a folded room with a basic function is hiding. The basic functions are, a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen. Very ingenious indeed.
Vere van Hal, of the fashion department, stands next to a garment reduced to its essentials. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 11 juli 2016

For once.

For once the expectation of their customers on the shop window behind looks right with the waiting passengers on the bus stop before. One for monday murals here.

zondag 10 juli 2016


One for Shadow Shot Sunday here.