vrijdag 27 februari 2015

On the waterfront

Another watershot from the netherlands. Here the "oosterdok" in amsterdam.

donderdag 26 februari 2015

Utrecht again.

A little further along the canal behind the sign of yesterday you have this view. Yes all the old dutch towns have a lot of water in town. If it wasn't for drainage or commerce it would be used for military purpose but mostly for all three together. Don't forget that the Netherlands is just one big delta of the Rhine so water plenty.

woensdag 25 februari 2015

Bike sign

On saturday 6 july the tour de france 2015 starts from Utrecht. The city council has the sign already placed. I wonder if this is a correct place in an old city. One for sign,signs here.

dinsdag 24 februari 2015

Going by train

I go seldom by train but it is a nice place to keep your camera at hand

Like this farewell

or just the daily hustle (Indeed not on rush hour)

The sign on the electric switchboards at the platform says look up. I wonder if you will see the building or the roof you are standing under.

maandag 23 februari 2015


An old ad for a store with stoves, bath tubes,water heaters and household items but chiseled out of sandstone. The shop is past away a long time ago but the sign still remains. One for monday murals here.

zondag 22 februari 2015


I don't think we get more winter then this and no this is not my car.

zaterdag 21 februari 2015

Is it reflecting?

Time enough to think about it lying in the dentist chair. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 20 februari 2015

From the archive

Love the way how in old days the materials at hand were used. Here a fence from Norway.
One for good fences here.

donderdag 19 februari 2015

Museum visit

I am a bit ashamed that I have never visited the Maurits House in the Hague until last wednesday. A former town palace of count Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen build between 1633 and 1644. In 1685 it became a hotel for distinguished guests of the state. Since 1822 it is a museum, then still called the Royal Cabinet and it started with 200 paintings given by king William the first.
One of the most well known paintings of the collection. The girl with the pearl earring from Johannes Vermeer
Another one from a for me totally unknow artist Clara Peeters from 1615. Then I haven't spoken about the lot of Rembrandt's or the "Frick" collection they are showing now. 

woensdag 18 februari 2015

For sale

Seen in Utrecht for € 285,- . One for sign, signs here.

dinsdag 17 februari 2015

On the street

Utrecht looks a lot like amsterdam.

maandag 16 februari 2015


Colorful street attachment. One for monday murals here.

zondag 15 februari 2015

Architectural models

On the construction fair was also a firm who presented itself as a model maker for architects.
In my eyes it was a bit to smooth but still remarkable
They had a complete wall covered with mostly interiors.

zaterdag 14 februari 2015

Typical amsterdam

Lucky for me that I always have the canals as mirror for the sky. One for weekend reflections here and skywatch friday here.

vrijdag 13 februari 2015

Something to see

Walking from the train to the trade fair I saw a lot of people looking out the window
They saw this. Never seen so a colorful and tidy construction site. A good start to go to a building trade fair in utrecht. ( The building in the right is the new musical theatre Vredenburg )

donderdag 12 februari 2015


Went very early to a building trade fair in utrecht and this was the first view I got inside. 

woensdag 11 februari 2015


Yesterday evening I walked over the Merwede square where once Anne Frank lived on number 37/2 before WWII. I saw some posters for a play about her life on garbage containers that are now placed there. I think this place is a bit dishonored by such a move.

Here you find a little movie about the interior of her house. Also one of the apartment buildings of plan Berlage which I mentioned last Sunday. The owner leases the property to the Foundation Amsterdam Vluchtstad which in turn home again makes available to foreign writers who in their own country do not have the ability to speak freely and write. One for sign, signs here.

dinsdag 10 februari 2015

Daily city life

It are not only children who have fun in feeding the birds.

maandag 9 februari 2015

Mural tapestry

This mural inside the new wing of the "stedelijk museum" of modern art in amsterdam has really gigantic proportions. Designed by Petra Blaissee Biebkriebels had made a post over it earlier on with some more information you can find here.  You find also the connecting walls and floors on the other site as an architect drawing on the tapestry. I dedicate this one for mural mondays.

zondag 8 februari 2015

At the end of the road

Lays the first "skyscraper" of amsterdam. Build by J.F. Staal in 1932 it was the first 12 floor apartment building in amsterdam. To look inside you can visit here. It was part of plan Berlage a town development plan for the south of amsterdam approved by the council in 1917.