zondag 21 december 2014

Alternative christmas trees

The organizers of the festival asked amsterdam primary schools to make some alternative christmas trees with their pupils.
The emphasis should be on reuse of material.
and on light of course.
So in the garden of the hermitage museum you find a lot of these trees.

zaterdag 20 december 2014

Light reflections.

The light bridge on the corner of the herengracht and the amstel as part of the amsterdam light festival. (Yesterday evening I made a second walk along the art works but a third is still necessary to see all, perhaps next week.)
A little further away the lighthouse from french designers duo Pitaya on the amstel locks.
Refuges against the hermitage called "my light is your light" from alaa minawi from Libanon. A palestinian refugee about the uncertainty of existence.
I dedicate these ones to weekend reflections here and will place some more tomorrow.

vrijdag 19 december 2014

Dark days for christmas

Walking home from the busstop. Dark, wet and gloomy. Not a real winter feeling now.
One for skywatch friday here.

donderdag 18 december 2014

Dove plague in amsterdam.

Well if they give out food for free why not take the opportunity. Dam square amsterdam.

woensdag 17 december 2014

All signs indicate

These are tourists. A real inhabitant you would never see on such bike or with mittens caring the text amsterdam. One for signs,signs here.

dinsdag 16 december 2014


On one day in the week the people living along the canals can put their coarse dirt at the side of the pavement.
Officially it is forbidden but for students still a nice way to find some furniture for their student rooms. You would be amazed what there is to find for the real bargain hunter. 

maandag 15 december 2014


A mural on an unexpected place ready to grab you. For more murals go to monday murals here.

zondag 14 december 2014

Sunday morning feeling

Just before breakfast 2 hours ago. One for shadow shot sunday here.

zaterdag 13 december 2014

Glow in the dark.

A light art work for the amsterdam light festival reflected in one of the canal houses entrance.
For more weekend reflections go to here.

vrijdag 12 december 2014

Old dumping place

Not an alley but your ordinary ditch behind a lot of houses in holland as here the case in Gorichem.

donderdag 11 december 2014

Selling Sign

Strolling through a wet Gorichem I saw this sign indicating a shop selling paint and wallpaper. One for sign,signs here.

woensdag 10 december 2014

Amsterdam Light Festival

With so much dark hours in winter its time again for the light festival. The route along the canals first of all for boats is ready now. The house of cards in front of the central station is also the startpoint for a canal tour by boat. If you want to walk the 9 km route you can also see the works by foot. I wil split it up in more small walks. The more land based light works are concentrated around the hortus botanicus and zoo and wil be opened tomorrow. The festival is to visit until sunday 18 january and you can find more information here.
Here a nice art piece above the Herengracht.
This ring of light around a bridge on the corner Herengracht, Brouwersgracht changed from color when somebody was passing by but very difficult to photograph.
Next week I will do the pedestrian route and then will show some more of it.

dinsdag 9 december 2014

Just an ordinary morning.

Bit cold but good weather here on the Haarlemmerdijk Amsterdam

maandag 8 december 2014

Two ladies

Different styles but both painted. One for monday murals here.

zondag 7 december 2014

Closed in lion.

You know. I just love backlight shots. (Dam square amsterdam. National monument)
One for sunday shadows here.

zaterdag 6 december 2014

Reflections all around

Just look around and the reflections jump up. Here one on the Rokin Amsterdam.
If you want to see more reflections go to weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 5 december 2014


Sometimes you think that the end is near but there is always some light at the horizon.
One for skywatch friday here.

donderdag 4 december 2014

More wet than snow

Wintertime in amsterdam.

woensdag 3 december 2014


Time ago I saw this sign above the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. Its from Esomar. An organization from which I had never heard . Googling it stands for European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research. One for signs,signs here.

dinsdag 2 december 2014


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