dinsdag 17 januari 2017

Street view

The "Nieuwe Kerkstraat" to the Skinny Bridge. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 16 januari 2017

Rembrandts Plein Amsterdam

Who would have thought that an etching by Rembrandt someday would act as a mural. One for Monday Murals here.

zondag 15 januari 2017

Sunny Sunday

The start of the "Schapen Steeg" and the "Korte Reguliers Dwarsstraat" in the "Reguliersdwarsstraat". 

zaterdag 14 januari 2017

vrijdag 13 januari 2017

Sunny Winter

From the bridge over the Keizersgracht in the Utrechtse straat a canal view with in front a typical "Krul" an urinoir for men from around 1900. Also one for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 12 januari 2017

woensdag 11 januari 2017

A well earned break

Not everyone has a nice space for a little coffee break but as long it is dry this is okay. For the deciphers of my last monday post the text say "circodelgringo" and is a hashtag for an artist collective that organise art performances and parties over the whole world and not long ago behind that window. One for signs, signs here.

dinsdag 10 januari 2017

One of my favorite spots.

Het Spui. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 9 januari 2017

Shop window

Plasterd with glued paper snippets and here and there paper arms with hands who form letters. What they are saying I haven't deciphered yet. One for Monday Murals here.

zondag 8 januari 2017

After 7 years of work on the new metro beneath, the Ferdinand Bol street is nearly finished.
Still some last measurements are made but the gadgets do it now on their own. Just put them on their place, check for no empty batteries and there they go.

zaterdag 7 januari 2017

Walking and looking up.

If you walk in the the city you are bombarded with visual temptations. Lucky that you can see also something else as here a reflection. One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 6 januari 2017

Quai View

Nicolaas Witsenkade at 15.45 P.M

donderdag 5 januari 2017


The way people dress themselves keep me amazed but it gives color to the streets.

woensdag 4 januari 2017

War-zone ?

Local leftovers from New Years Eve. One for Signs, Signs here.

dinsdag 3 januari 2017

Tree collectors.

The neighbor kids are busy collecting discarded Christmas trees. For every tree they return they receive 50 cents from the city council. Has now made their mother objected because she can't enter her home anymore and all trees are equally banished to the garden which is a whole lot bigger. One for Our World Tuesday here

maandag 2 januari 2017

Cassiopeia & the Kingfisher

To start the New Year hereby a mural from Manuel Zeeman, his self describing as a Portuguese-Dutch Hybrid. The following text is from his Instagram page

Cassiopeia & the Kingfisher" A personal take on life's unpredictabilities, twists and turns, its traps and its moments of glory. 3,5x2 meters, spray paint and house paint @ gravenstraat, Amsterdam. the poem is my own and reads: "The true tragedy of love is its irreplaceability. The touch that takes over, your physical self, which it owns. The memory where it lives and haunts, its touch that enlightens and to darkness returns, on a first breath of absence."

One for Monday Murals here.

zondag 1 januari 2017


And there we go up into the New Year.

zaterdag 31 december 2016

Reflections of eye and thought.

Every person you see here is a reflection. 
And now on to 2017. What will it bring. Not another reflection of history I hope but a real and happy future. Some big changes are inevitable but whether they are all good. Only time will tell.
One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 30 december 2016

Sky above Amsterdam

Here the Groenburgwal going into the Amstel river. Nice from winter is that by missing the tree leaves you have a better view of the houses along the canals. One for Skywatch Friday here .

donderdag 29 december 2016

The glittering prize

The Double Tree Hilton Hotel at the Oosterdok.