I never could have imagined I would be so interested in roadworks. Must be the old day and the fact it is all set in front of my home! But I am fascinated by the efficiently way the men do their job, it is all in tune what they have to do. There never seems to be any misunderstanding and they seem to enjoy the job and each other. Here they start to cover the parking places with pavers.
Another one is crushing the sand with a machine.
In the meantime he is constructing a drain for rainwater.
You can see how quickly the parking place has progressed.
They have a very inventive machine to lift up the pavers all together form a pallet.
And put it down in front of the one who has to watch it is landing in the right place. I remember from my early days men had to kneel down and hammer brick by brick into the streets.
At the end of the day, the parking place is ready and the bricks for the road are already placed for the next day.
Maybe not a usual mural but it is a decorated side wall of the Central Station in Amsterdam, dating from 1889. This corner has been decorated so beautiful because it was the entrance specially for the Royal family. By coach they passed this gateway into the central hall and could walk up the station stairs to the royal waiting room awaiting the arrival of their train.
It seems our whole village is under renovation at the moment. This used to be our local swimming pool where my children learned to swim. It has completely disappeared and will not return here anymore. They built a new pool 7 km beyond in Almere Poort. But at least we have a blue sky with sunshine at the moment!
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"
When I had left the Hermitage with the sad end of the murdered Romanov family in my mind, I passed a bridge and this sign on the bridge railing caught my eye. The text is also in english and is about 200 Jewish residents who lived here during World War II were deported from their homes and murdered in the extermination camps.
As a tribute to remember them, their names are displayed along this Nieuwe Keizersgracht wall, opposite their homes.