donderdag 26 maart 2015

Determine people behind their clothing code

This was an easy one. 
This one not so easy and all within meters of each other.

woensdag 25 maart 2015

Fishing boats

In the old fishing town of Harderwijk someone came on the great idea to let the manhole covers of the rainwater drainage resemble old fishing boats. A clear sign that you are in a port town. Once seen one you see them everywhere really. Kudos to the designer. One for sign, signs here.
Here some boats who were model of the manhole cover above in the harbor of Harderwijk. Yes still a lot exist but fishing is now not done anymore from this harbor let alone with this type of boat other then sitting on the dock with a fishing rod.

dinsdag 24 maart 2015


Why not making it easy while doing a survey for your study as these two students do in front of the townhall in amsterdam. Perhaps counting near misses between bikes, cars and trams as they are looking at a crossing notorious for its accidents but that is pure speculation on my side. I didn't asked.
One for our world tuesday here

maandag 23 maart 2015

Nice yellow isn't ugly.

Entrance hall staircase of the stedelijk museum amsterdam. One for Monday Mellow Yellows here.

zondag 22 maart 2015


That amsterdam sunday feeling again.

zaterdag 21 maart 2015

American muscle

Its always fun to see how much chrome is gone into the front of a real american muscle car. Especially for the weekend reflections theme here.

vrijdag 20 maart 2015

Zoo observations

In two rows, both the people and their closest relatives in the animal kingdom goes to their daily outing in the amsterdam zoo. The one to get feed and the other to look at it. One for good fences and skywatch friday.

donderdag 19 maart 2015

View from the living room.

Yesterday I had the pleasure to visit people I had met on our roundtrip of Ireland last year. They live in an old farm in the so called green heart of the netherlands. Here the view from one of the living room windows to their neighbors.
And the road directly behind their house which give you an idea of the looks of this part of Holland.

woensdag 18 maart 2015

Behind these doors in some walls of the "rijks museum" is a fire hose and fire extinguisher. If the signs are international understandable I don't know but they fulfill the standards of the museum for sure. One for sign, signs here.

dinsdag 17 maart 2015

Starting a new project

My friend and former colleague Micheal on the start of a new job.

maandag 16 maart 2015

How time heals everything

This mural has withstood the test of time not so good slowly fading away. One for monday murals here.

zondag 15 maart 2015


A real sunday feeling.

This was the first I made but I think the photo above is better. It was impossible to get foreground and background sharp so I decided for the houses.

vrijdag 13 maart 2015


Since the dutch painters began to paint the clouds around the 16th century they are not changed very much. One for skywatch friday here.

donderdag 12 maart 2015


Some streets are really to narrow for all the traffic.

woensdag 11 maart 2015


Normal street scene in amsterdam. Some indians are baking bread above a little fire.

dinsdag 10 maart 2015

Photographical fair

Last weekend I had my spring photographical fair again. Two times a year organized by the dutch " fotografica" organization.
You could see a growing interest in photographing with film again and now we have a shop in amsterdam just totally committed to this cause. The name "Fotografie den Boer"with all kind of films , chemicals and papers. Internet adres here but the site is still under construction. I hope that they can resist the spirit of the times.
This year there were also a lot of microscopes. Some labs or institutes must have renewed their equipment and I am wondering if these instruments, now for collectors, couldn't have a better purpose.
And as always the hassle about money but of course thats always the fun here. 

maandag 9 maart 2015


As random passerby you didn't notice that this is an ad but it adds for sure to the overall spring atmosphere. One for monday murals here.

zondag 8 maart 2015

zaterdag 7 maart 2015


Found it. One for weekend reflections here.