donderdag 19 september 2019

Which way?

How much can your bike have as load?

woensdag 18 september 2019

Brassaï at Foam

A fantastic overview of this master in street photography when that concept didn't even exist.
Born on 9 September 1899 in Brasso Hongary as Gyula Halász. When he was 3 his parents moved to Paris where his father became a professor at the Sorbonne.
In 1920 he went to Berlin where he became a correspondent for Hungarian newspapers and returned to Paris in 1924 as journalist where he would live for the rest of his life.
First as illustrations for his stories and later on more and more for the beauty of the photographic scenes and atmosphere he photographed mostly at the late hours in the night . He died in 1984 
I must say that it is such an inspirational exhibition that you as photographing visitor not can wait to use a camera yourself and what easy we have it now compared to his time but to reach that level that's still impossible.
The exhibition will last until 4 December 2019 in Foam.

dinsdag 17 september 2019

Smallest theatre in Amsterdam.

For a long time, this location was home to the sausage production facility of the Hesseling family, renowned Amsterdam butchers. In 1989, Wim Kerkhoven, the puppeteer of Dam Square, took over the building and personally transformed it into the Pantijn puppet theatre. Later this intimate little theatre with its distinct living room-like feel came into the hands of local newspaper Het Parool. Since 2011 it has been known as the Torpedo Theater . (Text by
180º turned you have the bar. For non commercial party's the theater is also for rent at a starting price of just €200,- , bar support and catering is an extra service. (Yes they need a little help). One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 16 september 2019

Open monuments weekend

This weekend we had our national open monuments weekend. Saturday we stayed in Almere
and yesterday in Amsterdam. I show you two views from the windows of the Great Club. A very exclusive and closed society for captains of industry and the royal family on the Dam in Amsterdam. This is the Rokin.
Here a view of our national monument on the Dam
One of the rooms I made the shots from. As you see a real society room with even a pianist and around nearly every corner a bar. The building was just cleaned of nearly hundred years of tabac smoking from cigars and pipes now forbidden.
Even today the paintings are cleaned of smoke and dirt. For the outside of this building from 1916 by F.Kuipers look at Biebkriebels blog

zondag 15 september 2019

Frog pond

Can you find them
In the end they were really everywhere.

zaterdag 14 september 2019

Nightview Westerdok

Oh, well, if you're out there this late. One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 13 september 2019

Body language

A strange way to pay in this fruit stall on the market.

donderdag 12 september 2019


Got two days ago the opportunity to stand again on the balcony of my former work. An inviting offer that I gladly used. 

woensdag 11 september 2019

Why in English ?

Because 90% of the offenders are English-speaking tourists.The municipality must be desperate to take such measures...

dinsdag 10 september 2019

If you photograph at night you will be watched
while I tried to make this shot. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 9 september 2019

The stencil king.

The mural lane in amsterdam not least because Hugo Kaagman, a well-known mural artist, has his studio and gallery there. One for Sami's Colorful World here.

zondag 8 september 2019

Our yearly harbor weekend

With a big flea market, restaurant testings and sailing on the Gooi lake with old fishing vessels.
We tasted paella with tortilla and a pasteis de nata (for me Portuguese and not Spanish) from a for us new Spanish restaurant with sangria for €8 p/p.
The boat trip we were just skipping this year.

zaterdag 7 september 2019

0.03 A.M

In a terrible downpour the neighbour comes home just done another emergency job on some kind of sewerage. One for Weekend Reflections here.

vrijdag 6 september 2019

Skywatch above the Hermitage Amsterdam

The building dates from 1683 and you can read its history here. As far as I know, it is the longest undisturbed brick facade in amsterdam with a length of 180m. Partly due to the fact that for the masonry mortar of that time shell lime was used in contrast to the current cement mortar, which is much less flexible and therefore requires a dilletation joint every few metres. One for Skywatch Friday here.

donderdag 5 september 2019


At the corner of yesterdays post you find the Oudezijds Kolk, a narrow lock between the Oosterdok and the Oudezijds Voorburgwal. The Kolksluis is one of the oldest locks in Amsterdam that has been in use since the Middle Ages. The main functions of the lock are to protect the city against flooding and to refresh the water in the canals. 

woensdag 4 september 2019


An advertisement of cafe East-West that they have existed since 1731 and all brands sell distilled. This one seems to me from 1950. One for Signs, Signs here.

dinsdag 3 september 2019

A changing world

Without judging it, but when I went to school, you didn't see these clothes on the street. Yes, a lot has changed over time. One for Our World Tuesday here.

maandag 2 september 2019

Always those pirates.

If you want to see more murals go to a Colorful World from Sami here.

zondag 1 september 2019

Insect friendly farm

Along the fields of the city farm in Almere we have now an insect friendly border.
A little close-up. Of course it is very late for this kind of measures but every bit helps. Have a nice week.

zaterdag 31 augustus 2019

Infinite repetion.

Just can't leave situations like this behind. An entrance with 2 mirrors facing each other. One for Weekend Reflections here.