zaterdag 25 mei 2024

vrijdag 24 mei 2024

And yet grow.

 We were already wondering if it would still be something with all those pruned sycamores but this week all the leaves came out. One for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 23 mei 2024

Poppies really do grow everywhere.

 Even against temporarily placed construction fences.

woensdag 22 mei 2024

dinsdag 21 mei 2024

You never see this in the big city now.


Taking a breather in front of the door.

maandag 20 mei 2024

Cheese shop in our village past Friday.

 What shall I take today.  
Recently they also started selling real French baguettes here on Fridays and Saturdays which make a welcome addition to all those a.k.a. French cheeses available here. It is baked by a hobbyist who started baking it in his barn at home and he calls it pure from the barn. This link is in dutch but there are some more youtube videos at the bottom.

zondag 19 mei 2024

View over the city

 View of the Prins Hendrikkade from the public library. ( Header Keizersgracht with a sun on the side everything looks better anyway).

zaterdag 18 mei 2024

Just in a canal

Just a little more make-up for the photo

 Grebe on nest. One for Saturday Critters here.

vrijdag 17 mei 2024

Wadding sky

 We'll just stay close to home for this skywatch of Almere-Haven harbor. One for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 16 mei 2024

From the archive Aug 2017

 View of the Rokin from Scheltema bookstore

woensdag 15 mei 2024


 A heavy bag to carry.

dinsdag 14 mei 2024

City encounters

Slowly but surely, the fashion street scene is beginning to change more anyway. Guys wearing skirts are no longer as rare as they used to be.

maandag 13 mei 2024


 A little tucked away but still. One for Sami's Colourful World here.

zondag 12 mei 2024

Rolling kitchens II

80% of the visitors are between the ages of 18 and 35 and it shows.

But the inventiveness of the kitchen keepers has to be admired.


zaterdag 11 mei 2024

Rolling Kitchens

 Yesterday we took a quick visit to the annual Rolling Kitchen festival in Amsterdam. The weather was beautiful and the food was very good although the prices sometimes reached astronomical levels. All in all, still worth the effort.

This was the vegetable for an Algerian dish and it looked so appealing that I ordered a meal of this. Very tasty.

vrijdag 10 mei 2024

dinsdag 7 mei 2024


 View from our hotel room window in Oslo Norway during a vacation.

maandag 6 mei 2024


 Well we'll just walk around that with a bow.

zondag 5 mei 2024

Sunday or not

 Work continues as usual. (Header underpass in the Bijlmermeer Amsterdam).

zaterdag 4 mei 2024

When you're looked at like that

 Then you do qualify for a picture. One for Saturday Critters here.

vrijdag 3 mei 2024

Dike skywatch

 One for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 2 mei 2024


 On the bike path from Almere City to Almere Haven, I was struck by the view of this ditch. Truly a moment to clear your mind and take in the beauty of the green in spring.

woensdag 1 mei 2024

Tower of words

 Our library replaces old or discarded books every year and thought let's do something nice with them instead of dumping them and lo and behold a book tower at the entrance with a book table before. Seems like fun to get a book out there.

dinsdag 30 april 2024

zondag 28 april 2024


 Another one from yesterday then because it's so much fun.

zaterdag 27 april 2024

Kings day today

 This photographer just found his ideal camera.
There were also bargains for adults.
But most of it was still for the children.
As long as you dressed appropriately.
It will go on for a while, but I'm back home now to share this fresh off the press..

vrijdag 26 april 2024

New construction Amsterdam


It has not been completed yet, but I took a quick look at it at the request of one of the future residents to see if there was anything wrong with it. I have done a lot of work with this contractor in the past and it was always okay. Must say that this project on the western edge of town does follow the amsterdam tradition of brick construction. The architects are Geurst and Schulze of The Hague.

donderdag 25 april 2024

Fat Bike


At sometimes 45 km/h, 12-year-olds and older scurry through traffic on these e-bikes without incidentally paying attention to anything, much to the annoyance (and danger to themselfs) of other road users. 

woensdag 24 april 2024


 The unveiling of yet another new facade in Almere shows that new varieties are still being found to make a masonry facade a little more interesting without more expensive interventions involving staggered sections in the masonry. However, it does not disguise the fact that the new buildings are becoming more and more like shoeboxes with mainly graphic jokes in the flat plane avoiding the really interesting shapes.

dinsdag 23 april 2024

House for sale

 Only for the good handyman.

maandag 22 april 2024


 The American landscape with totem pole as depicted on the exterior of the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver round 2003. One for Sami's Colourful World here.

zondag 21 april 2024

French design

 When Citroën still made beautiful cars. (Header Ohama Beach in peacetime). Some photo's from an holiday in France 2006.

zaterdag 20 april 2024

Not only an excess of bicycles

 but also to boats as here on Java Island.

vrijdag 19 april 2024

On the dike

 One for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 18 april 2024

The nice thing of flea markets

In addition to occasional unusual finds, there are many birds of paradise walking around. Always a pleasure to see.


woensdag 17 april 2024

For lack of inspiration

"Looiersgracht" canal jutting out into "Prinsengracht".

dinsdag 16 april 2024

It's that time again


Seen in the northeast Flevoland polder.

maandag 15 april 2024


 The week begins again with the necessary obstacles.