zaterdag 25 oktober 2014

How cool is that.

You could on the sculpture festival last week sit in a hollowed ice cube
Looked a bit frozen in. One for weekend reflections here .

vrijdag 24 oktober 2014

Evening sky

A point I pass regular visiting family in Amsterdam. The Amstel river seen from the Berlage bridge southbound at 6.00 PM. One for skywatch friday here.

donderdag 23 oktober 2014

And it keeps raining

As here on the market in Amsterdam.

woensdag 22 oktober 2014

Working day

One for wordless wednesday here.

dinsdag 21 oktober 2014


Was this weekend on an excursion with a ranger in the Oostvaardersplassen. Normally this natural area is not accessible to the public, but sometimes there are excursions that are already fully booked months in advance. Thanks to the staff association of biebs former employer we got this opportunity. 
She also has a posting about this excursion today that you can find here .
The most excursions are always held against sunset when the animals are most active.
These heck cattle are the only ones who are not allowed on places were normally also humans have access to. 
Sometimes the bulls will attack
When the sun comes through you can imagine the african savanne.
It was a very successful excursion although a little colder then I thought.

maandag 20 oktober 2014

Future Garden of Eden

The jagged edges of the town have always been attractive to the anonymous wall artists. Here the future Garden of Eden street in Amsterdam East. One for monday murals here.

zondag 19 oktober 2014

Look right

Learned young, old done

zaterdag 18 oktober 2014

A bit of sunshine.

Perhaps I should have waited a bit more but hadn't the time. One for weekend reflections here

vrijdag 17 oktober 2014

Skywatch Dam square

One for skywatch friday here.

donderdag 16 oktober 2014

Our daily bread

Working on a high level in the building industry is not for everyone.

woensdag 15 oktober 2014

Waiting for the bus

I saw this sunflower leaf in pretty decay over a hedge nearby and just grab the change.
The new bus sign showed me that I had still 3 minutes to put my camera away. Also that I was right to put 'n umbrella in my bag.Yes every stop in Almere have got or get one. One for sign, signs here.

dinsdag 14 oktober 2014

Gone in a second

Don't park your folding bike this way in Amsterdam. Its disappeared in 2 seconds. Lucky for the owners this is Leeuwarden. There it is still possible by the look of it. One for Rubbish Tuesday here although I am aware that this is not really junk .

maandag 13 oktober 2014

Bit oversized ?

Why not. One for Monday Mellow Yellows here.

zondag 12 oktober 2014

Its that time of the year

After 35 years of maintaining our garden we decided to get some professional help.
It was a lot of work.
As gardener you need all kinds of expertise.
Now waiting for the result.

zaterdag 11 oktober 2014

Looking down

In the new Friesland museum. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 10 oktober 2014

Indestructible fences

The cast iron fences of the Amsterdam bridges as here on the Brouwersgracht canal. Indestructible.
One for good fences here.

donderdag 9 oktober 2014

New buildings on old ground

On the old grounds of a city gas factory in East-Amsterdam a new district of living and shopping was opened last March ( Oostpoort ). And thinking of the place were I took this photo last weekend, once stood my high school situated in one of the old factory buildings already out of use in the fifties. 
Still in the tradition of nice brickwork some ornamenting brickwork was made on one of the apartment buildings also to see on the above photo at the left. It is a little daring to use a construction like this because moisture can now enter on horizontal surfaces and into the masonry. The bricks can come lose with freezing weather conditions. ( I have seen this happening.)

woensdag 8 oktober 2014

Just tricked.

Always fun a 3d painting on the pavement. This one was made before the entrance of the town hall in Almere. The red sign is the sign for the Floriade in 2024 when it wil held in Almere. Yes it takes 10 years to prepare a park for an international plants and flower exhibition. One for signs, signs here.

dinsdag 7 oktober 2014


These three were running around in an exhibition about old money in Friesland. To cool them down, I asked if they just wanted to stop for three children's portraits from 1622. Especially because the girl in the middle rather resembled the portrait behind her. It worked.

Here a better look on the portraits (photo from Biebkriebels) The left one is Johannes van der Laen and in the middle his brother Sixtus van der Laen (2 years old). Right Erardus 15 month old. (In total Sixtus had 6 brothers and 3 sisters). In those days it was common for boys to their 7th year running around in dresses. Their parents were among the five richest families of Friesland. Father was Thierry van der Laen (mayor of Mechelen) and mother Catharine de Liaukama. Now everyone can grab a telephone or camera to make a portrait but in those times only the very rich were capable to give an artist (in this case Wybrandt de Geest) an assignment to portrait their kids.
Yes times are changed indeed.

maandag 6 oktober 2014

My dream

Everybody invited to answer the question with chalk lying around on this wall in Rotterdam.
One for monday murals here.