zondag 21 september 2014


Found this table on the street in Rotterdam. Not bad for just a tablecloth. No other details known.

zaterdag 20 september 2014


Make me a nice bubble. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 19 september 2014

Fence from around 1780

Fence on the roof of the Muider Gate originally from 1663. Possible to visit on open monuments day.
Here the whole Gate once part of the city wall of Amsterdam. Partly collapsed on the outside in 1769 due to a building fault in the foundation and rebuild in 1770 by City Carpenter Cornelis Rauw.
A print of that time showing the collapse.
One for good fences here.

donderdag 18 september 2014

It's hot in town

Looking for some refreshment
Or just catching some wind. But with 26° C its very hot for September.

woensdag 17 september 2014

Inflatable medal

Yesterday we had King's day in the Netherlands. A big ceremony as opening for the new reign coming year . As always a lot of uniformed people in dazzling outfits. By some this medal ( invented by designer Marcel Wanders) would not be out of place. What to think about it you can fill in for yourself. One for sign, signs here.

dinsdag 16 september 2014

Parked second hand bikes

Now you don't have the risk that a little wind will damage your merchandise. One for Rubbish Tuesday here.

maandag 15 september 2014

Make me a mural.

Looks like the car in front also got a treatment. One for monday murals here.

zondag 14 september 2014

Always fun

Fountains and kids. The zoo in amsterdam opened yesterday a new square as public space you can enter without paying and contains a great cafe restaurant that had all kind of functions in earlier days like the population registry of the municipality or later TV studios.
The square in the direction of the newly renovated building now a restaurant. At the right a bird cage with spoonbills.
  the entrance at the square side.
View into the zoo itself. It looks like a great new place to be in amsterdam.

zaterdag 13 september 2014

Our ever present model.

I am really blessed with this model, so patient and touching. Only don't lick the lens Sofie. You are not supposed to be a dog. One for Camera Critters here and weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 12 september 2014

Amsterdam sky

One for skywatch friday here.
Under the same sky a few minutes later. The party ship Prince of Orange from 1908 with it's 3 decks still in use today even as a place for a marriage or a trip with 500 people over the bigger river's and lakes. Pity but not the canals.

donderdag 11 september 2014

Jaws of the industrial age

This mechanical t-rex makes short work of the interior of the former Fortis building on the Rokin in Amsterdam

woensdag 10 september 2014

Photo from Photo from Photo

One for wordless wednesday here.

dinsdag 9 september 2014

maandag 8 september 2014


A mural with a swung in it. One for monday murals here.

zondag 7 september 2014

Opening of the new working year.

We have now a so called harbor festival in our village with a lot to do. For the kids there are all kind of balance instruments which are a great succes and circus acts. For the older people there are concerts, special tasting eateries from nearby restaurants and a big art and brocante market.
How does they do it? (For the act see Biebkriebels post of today)
Bon appetit.
and everything for sale.

zaterdag 6 september 2014

House boat

Reflections are really everywere. How about this house boat in one of amsterdams canals. If you look good you can see that the whole entrance house on deck can be folded down what makes it easier to bring the boat once in a year to the shipyard for an overhaul with bitumen under the waterline. Then it can pass the stone bridges over the canals without troubles.
One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 5 september 2014

Big brother is watching you.

When I saw this unit I had to think about fellow blogger Micheal Gatton from Photographing Trivialities who had an photographic assignment from his photo club called Sign of the Times and who chose surveillance as a theme. Not so splendid composed as he always does but what the heck. In reality this is an artwork by Jelle de Graaf and hangs near a metro platform were also the real big brothers are watching.

donderdag 4 september 2014

Living on the roof

There are worser places to live then on the roof of Almere's shopping center.

woensdag 3 september 2014

The face of a city.

One for wordless wednesday here.

dinsdag 2 september 2014


Detail of a staircase in the vaultroom of the former head office of the ABN Amro bank. ( The building is now the Amsterdam city archive and accessible to the public). The stair dates from 2007 but the building called the Bazel after the architect from 1926.

One of the doors you have to pass.

and the installation service panel for this area in the building.