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.

maandag 1 september 2014

Training ground for muralists

Every effect is used here. Perhaps to look at the resulting outcome. One for monday murals here.

Here you see in an update the total were I find the mural. Look at the dog in the corner down right. I didn't see him by making the picture but I now see that his tail is painted red. Doubtlessly by one of the artists.

zondag 31 augustus 2014


Never do what the sign says.

zaterdag 30 augustus 2014

Bottle use.

You can find all kind of things in a bottle. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 29 augustus 2014

Once there was.

Near the same spot as yesterdays post you find this fence gate as only surviver of a fence that once covered a big nature area. It has al to go for progress.
One for good fences here and skywatch friday here.

donderdag 28 augustus 2014

Sand sharks

A lot of sharks are lurking just below the surface. In reality, a man made sandy area as a base for making a new highway. The shark fins are drainage pipes that the water drains which accelerated the settlement of the sand faster than normal (vertical drainage). It saves decades in construction time.

woensdag 27 augustus 2014

Which way?

From a little time ago. One for signs,signs here.

dinsdag 26 augustus 2014

City overflow.

This week the new students for the Amsterdam university have their introduction week and nothing better then sending the homefront a picture that you are safely arrived.

maandag 25 augustus 2014

To much artists here.

Succeed in colors but a bit messy in view. For more murals go to monday murals here.

zondag 24 augustus 2014

Dutch light

Amsterdam yesterday, Rokin 3.45 PM

zaterdag 23 augustus 2014

Distorted world

What would we do without glass facades. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 22 augustus 2014


No its not chimney smoke but just your friendly I am going to make you wet cloud.
One for friday skywatch here.

donderdag 21 augustus 2014


Just parked for the occasion.

woensdag 20 augustus 2014

Welcome in Amsterdam

I don't know why but the exits of the metro at amsterdam central station have no roof so that rain has unhindered access to the stairs. A nice welcome I think especially when it also going to snow and freeze in winter. (Looking at the building code this is normally forbidden but since budget for the metro is already 3 times more then budgeted well money gone I think).

dinsdag 19 augustus 2014

Can you imagine

You only have to turn 90ยบ right to make the picture below. The newest and oldest architecture in Amsterdam.
Can you imagine that this two shots are as the crow flies 400 m apart.

maandag 18 augustus 2014


One of the many murals in Northern Ireland. The hero of the Protestants the dutch prince William III who was stadholder over the 7 dutch provinces in 1672 and became in the end king over England, Scotland and Ireland with his wife Mary II. One for Monday murals here.

zondag 17 augustus 2014

Daily life

Its a bit wet but who cares.

zaterdag 16 augustus 2014


The Ha'penny bridge over the Liffey in Dublin. It was the first bridge in Dublin. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 15 augustus 2014

Curious Sofietje

Hey boss, what are you doing.
I want also some attention.
Oh okay then.

donderdag 14 augustus 2014


What will we think in about a few years about this style but it is for sure good for the environment if you use your old pants. (Not the new ones made old already of course.)