zondag 19 mei 2019


There is a subtile difference between a cycle path and a zebra path but the exception confirms the rule.

zaterdag 18 mei 2019

Cycling in the rain

You just don't see it anymore but how it still looks pretty with all those wet streets. One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 17 mei 2019


Okay nice sky but also nice ditch view between the Herengracht and Singel. One for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 16 mei 2019

Some must still work

and others just observe.

woensdag 15 mei 2019

Limousine for the student hotel

Sorry no chauffeur included. One for Signs, Signs here.

dinsdag 14 mei 2019

River route

The routemaster of yesterdays post went along the river the Gaasp and the Gein.
That all under the smoke of Amsterdam and I must admit that I have never been there before and  looking back, that's a real loss. So authentic and calm that we have to go back to admire it more and preferable on a bike. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 13 mei 2019

Wedding day

There were two professional photographers for the occasion and we were strictly forbidden to take photo's during the wedding ceremony not to spoil their photo's with camera's or waving mobiles. So we have to wait to see those but it was a very lovely ceremony. I couldn't resist this shot out of the balcony from our transport to bring us from the Town hall to the reception site. It stood ready in front on the wrong side of the road but if you are a London Routemaster from 1956 we turn a blind eye to it.
Here my daughter performing a tango with her husband. As you also can see on the wedding cake they met each other on a tango lesson 4 years ago and are still doing it. How romantic to meet each other during a dance. 

zondag 12 mei 2019

Mood description

Yesterday I had as proud father the task to give my daughter away to her future husband. A few days before I made this "sweet hip shot" and it describe perfect the course of the day. Sweet and also a little surprised with so many guests. Now I have to work my way through a pile of photos. Bieb has already posted two photos of yesterday.

zaterdag 11 mei 2019

Street view

Van Baerlestraat. One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 10 mei 2019

The desire to stand out

Details of a gala outfit from around 1775 seen in the Amsterdam museum.
Student on the market in Almere.There are some similarities here despite the 245 years of difference.

donderdag 9 mei 2019

From the hip

Since the start of this month scooters are banned from the cycle paths in Amsterdam. Not everybody adheres to it but these guys do. On the other hand, they can cycle better because of their size, but what do I know about it?

woensdag 8 mei 2019

Uit means exit

Clear? One for Signs, Signs here

dinsdag 7 mei 2019

The latest craze

A sled on wheels with steering. See many plasters, abrasions and worse looming but yes you can't grow up without pain. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 6 mei 2019

Liberation day

On the Fifth of May we have our Liberation remembrance of WW II. Lots of festivities are organized and one of them is a demonstration of mural artists. I am always amazed how they in a short time can make a mural.
This guy did it quick and not bad at all. One for Sami's Colorful World here.

zondag 5 mei 2019

Hotel on a boat

If you can't find a hotel room in Amsterdam overrun by tourists perhaps this botel is something in the harbor on the north side of the city. Even the characters contain a room and some pretty good restaurants nearby.
Like this one "Loetje" with speciality steak with bread and gravy. 
Fabulous view on the Y. Strange enough always nearly full and mostly with dutch people.

zaterdag 4 mei 2019

Nice pink isn't ugly.

Still love it. The view from the new office. One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 3 mei 2019

In the passing

From the tram. Too bad that the focus of my camera didn't keep up with the pace but as skywatch not bad I think. One for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 2 mei 2019

Still some late from king's day

The love of her life
The buy of their life
The car to win.

woensdag 1 mei 2019

Colorful signs.

Saw these old enamel ads for chicken food on a wall in Elburg. One for Signs, Signs here.

dinsdag 30 april 2019

Improvised architecture

Can you give me an extra space above the entrance without hampering entry and exit traffic?
How about an office on top of an old harbor crane track. (Initiative and design Trude Hooykaas). All this at the former shipyard site of the NDSM in Amsterdam North as well as the mural of Anne Frank from my post of yesterday. One for Our World Tuesday here.