zaterdag 28 november 2015


Just a day before yesterday's photo but what a difference. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 27 november 2015


Let the weekend start quiet. One for skywatch friday here.

donderdag 26 november 2015

Colorful material.

On the way back from yesterdays tunnel we saw an exposition about designs of the architect Berlage and followers of his ideas named " Berlage the Godfather of Dutch Design". Here the layers cloud chair by Richard Hutten made for the Danish textile producer Kvadrat.

The chair refer to the pigments found in the Painted desert Arizona.

Some wall lights from the master himself.

And some glazed bricks used for his buildings including the one where the exhibition is held. (Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam)

The effect of those bricks inside. 

woensdag 25 november 2015

Tiled tunnel

Yesterday it was indeed possible to enter the new tunnel near the central station. It gives the people coming from the ferry direct access to the city centre .

Bieb looking for her camera. (Funny detail the lightning of the tunnel is for the most part hidden under and in the tiled pavement).

It is indeed an unbelievable detailed sea view.

And of course in use but due to terrible weather not as crowded as I would expect.

dinsdag 24 november 2015

Sightseeing Almere

Marketplace Almere-Haven on Saturday. One for our world tuesday here.

maandag 23 november 2015

Through the fence

The newest tunnel only for bikers and pedestrians from the front to the other side of Central Station Amsterdam. Today it opens for the public but past week it was stil closed so this is through a fence. On the right and ceiling a 110m long mural after a sea view from the rotterdam tile artist Cornelis Bouwmeester (1652-1733). The 77730 hand painted tiles are made by craftsmen from Royal Tichelaar Makkum . Tomorrow I hope to walk there myself. One for monday murals here.

zondag 22 november 2015

Sightseeing Almere

One for shadow shot sunday 2 here.

zaterdag 21 november 2015

It is never boring

For the umpteenth time but this time really well in the light. The first three skyscrapers of amsterdam reflected in the river Amstel. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 20 november 2015

Glowing trees.

We are really blessed with nice sunsets these days. Don't hope its a result of the global warming but I enjoy it. One for skywatch friday here.

donderdag 19 november 2015

Amsterdam sightseeing

From the same area as my header, the western islands in amsterdam. From around 1600 the harbor area of amsterdam. Years and years neglected but now a very sought after and expensive living area.

woensdag 18 november 2015


Yesterday was bulk waste collection day and that look normally like this.

But now somebody made this addition. Had to be bored of the view I guess.

dinsdag 17 november 2015


Lucky for us not all smiles are disappeared from the world. One for our world tuesday here.

maandag 16 november 2015

Lets make a mural

This mural is a copy of "portrait of a couple" by Frans Hals (1662) now made by urban artist Thermobiel. It is part of an old masters by new masters project conceived and paid by the ING bank as sponsors of the rijksmuseum making a connection between the old masters and street art. I am not sure what the connection is and think that the old masters will be spinning in their grave. You can also find a Rembrandt and a Willem v.d.Velde somewhere in the city centre. One for monday murals here.

zondag 15 november 2015


Yes there are also times when the sun is shining something you can forget easy these days.
One for shadow shot sunday here.

zaterdag 14 november 2015

Big mirror

Sky sun and water reflected in the city theatre in Almere. One for weekend reflections here.

vrijdag 13 november 2015

Sightseeing Almere

This canal in Almere is called the Olstgracht and the housing on the left and right are products of my former office in the eighties. One for skywatch friday here.

donderdag 12 november 2015

New kid on the block

Every time one, in the eyes of my camera shop, interesting camera appears I will be invited to an introduction by the supplier. In this case, the new Leica SL. (Yes thats me)

Of course all other products of this firm were there for trying.
Now do I have some experience by photographing with leica products but I wonder what to do in the time that camera's are going smaller and lighter with a really big one and only zoomlens for the time being with the size of a big canon L lens zoom. Also the price is gone to real astronomical heights. Around €7000.- for the body and €4350.- for the lens. I hoped it would be a leica Q with interchangeable lenses but no. 

woensdag 11 november 2015


One of the many pictures I shoot when in amsterdam attracted by the funny color of the bikes. 

At home I saw this little sticker. For what I don't know but a nice sign it is. One for sign,signs here.

dinsdag 10 november 2015


On my way home after walking in the woods. Lots of nice skies lately. One for our world tuesday here.

maandag 9 november 2015

Amsterdam graffiti history

Some amsterdam graffiti artists from the late seventies early eighties with their tags (seen in the amsterdam museum)

This cupboard in the museum stood in a room from graffiti artist Each and was accompanied by the following text.

In the 1990s, EACH's room, which is actually the garage of a house in the Bijlmer neighborhood, 
is home to the SMD crew, which includes CANOL. EACH, CHAO. GATE, CHEK. TIENUS, 
SAO, OWIE, MOON and JAKE. Every day they meet to sketch. smoke dope and make plans to be carried out at night. The cupboard, like the whole room (every piece of furniture. even the 
ceiling), has been completely tagged/graffitibombed. not only by the crew but also by 
visiting guests. Today the cupboard. which has come with them every time they have moved. is 
an object of nostalgia for the crew members; a reminder of a particular era in their lives. 

Something for monday murals perhaps.