vrijdag 24 maart 2017

Ruysdael landscape

I got this windmill yesterday in a speedy train to the Hague from Almere and it had also a very dirty window only to make the photograph more like a painting. One for Skywatch Friday here.

woensdag 22 maart 2017


For ages the windows in Amsterdam were cleaned with ladders until around 1990 the inspection for healthy work conditions forbade this method because it gave to much accidents and a so called high worker was mandatory. That gave a lot of commotion because ladders are simple, cheap and don't take to much place in the narrow amsterdam streets. Today you see them nearly not anymore so this is a real exception. Yes the sign of progression. One for Signs, Signs here.

dinsdag 21 maart 2017

Free flowers

Our supermarket around the corner gave these flower bouquets for free to prove that their flowers had at last a standing time for seven days. And know what. They did indeed. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 20 maart 2017

Singel Amsterdam

If you look very carefully you see against the edge right a mural. How it came there God knows. One for Monday Murals here.

zondag 19 maart 2017

All that water.

Still not capable to travel only a little journey to the dike but its okay. One for Skywatch Friday here.

zaterdag 18 maart 2017

Our Village

Sitting behind the computer again (yes bills have to be paid) then also using the fun of such an apparatus. I made this one just before I became ill from the church canal here in Almere-Haven. A fine one for Weekend Reflections here.

woensdag 15 maart 2017

Stil in trouble.

Hope to be back Monday 20

dinsdag 14 maart 2017

Man made T-rex waiting to bite again.

After a short illness I hope to be ready again for some nice postings. This one is for Our World Tuesday here.
The debris it left by eating our former swimming pool.

vrijdag 10 maart 2017

No sunrise and no sunset but just between.

Just as it is. One for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 9 maart 2017

The Style

This year the Style Art Movement exists 100 years. Famous artists like Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg and Bart v.d. Leck were part of it.
Architect Gerrit Rietveld was another member of this group and here you see his famous chair and  a lamp for one of his designs. In a lot of musea in our country you can now find exhibitions about the Style to memorize its birth.

woensdag 8 maart 2017

Always on the move

Hurry, hurry the sign of modern times. One for signs, signs here.

dinsdag 7 maart 2017

Its so far

Work has reached our house 5 min. ago.
Wonder how long it takes to renew everything from sewer, gas lines , sidewalks and pavement. Contractor says 2 weeks. We will see. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 6 maart 2017


Going by tram to Central Station I saw from the corner of my eye this mural and decided to go back to make a photo a few days later. Its from JDL STREET ART (Judith de Leeuw) a 21 year old street artist with already a great reputation and murals all over the world. One for Monday Murals here.

zondag 5 maart 2017

Just passing by.

In front the artsy fence of the Vaz Dias bridge made by sculptor Herman van der Heide in 1965 and behind the newest 3 climate greenhouse of the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam by Zwarts & Jansma in 1993.

zaterdag 4 maart 2017

Rainy Amsterdam

Love those golden reflections in the wet streets by night. One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 3 maart 2017

Is the work progressing?

Skywatch over the Munt Amsterdam. One for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 2 maart 2017

Spotted in Almere

How long did it take to get that length I wonder.

woensdag 1 maart 2017

Don't make things to complicated

Its a sign that gives a message. One for Signs, Signs here.

dinsdag 28 februari 2017

Terrible weather

But a good excuse to make some photo's outside (Spui Amsterdam). One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 27 februari 2017

Ushering in Banality

A famous artwork from Jeff Koons , owned by the Stedelijk Museum, is used here for a mural in the main entrance hall of the same museum. One for Monday Murals here.