dinsdag 27 juni 2017

Watch out

Two watchdogs at the frontdoor of a house in Naarden. They are attached to the wall to prevent them for walking away with a thief.... :)
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 26 juni 2017


Amsterdam has such beautiful huge old trees, I have no idea of their names but they make such a nice arcade here at the Minerva Avenue.

Along the Amstel Canal.

And a huge one at the Apollo Avenue.

zondag 25 juni 2017

Shadow Shot

A shadow shot at home with the sunset after a very hot day last week. The hottest June we had for years with 34 degrees C (93.2 F).

zaterdag 24 juni 2017

More reflections

Some more reflections of the exhibition ARTZUID in Amsterdam I showed yesterday.

And here a summery of the three artpieces.

All made by Jacob Jablonowski.

And a reflection of myself in the Globe I showed you "here" lately.

vrijdag 23 juni 2017

Blue skies

A blue sky reflected in a piece of art at the ARTZUID exhibition in Amsterdam.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 22 juni 2017

Beachlife in the fifties

Found a few old photos today from the fifties at the beach in Katwijk aan Zee at the North Sea. My mother and me at the left and my brother and sister. My parents hired in summer holidays for six weeks a few rooms in a guesthouse close to the beach. to flee  a hot Amsterdam. A kind of an early B&B. I remember that bathing suit of me made of blue itchy wool! When it got wet it dropped off down with the straps cutting in my neck,

My father didn't like the beach so much and stayed in Amsterdam. But in the weekends he came to visit us on the beach always wearing a suit! The only thing he took off on the beach were his shoes....

woensdag 21 juni 2017

Gouda cheese

You can't miss the fact that Gouda is famous for its cheese.

Some people pretend Gouda doesn't produce cheese anymore, well the case is that the farms around Gouda produce the milk and there is still cheese produced here in the surroundings, maybe not in the city itself but really under the name of Gouda Cheese. My sister lived behind a big warehouse of cheese, that has closed and moved out of the city some time ago.
Linking to "Signs, signs"

dinsdag 20 juni 2017


A sculpture of  "Desiderius Erasmus" (1466-1536) in Gouda.  He was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher and theologian. He was the second son of a priest at the Saint Jans Church in Gouda, grew up there and studied in the nearby monastery of Steyn. Gouda honours him with this sculpture in the town of his youth.

Here a painting of him made by Hans Holbein in 1523.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 19 juni 2017


Another hot weekend we had, so on the bike again to get some winds around my head.
This tunnel of trees I always like to see and it is cool inside.

The flock of sheep were driven together under a tree while the two sheperds were busy expanding a larger area with the movable fences.

There is always an observant leader again to keep an eye on women with cameras.

Passing a horse breeding with foals.

Mother and child.

This one showed some silly trics, trying to dig a hole in the grass.

zondag 18 juni 2017


The orphanage in Gouda was built in the first half of the seventeenth century and served until just before the First World War. After this period te building was in use by various schools. Until 2014 Gouda's Public Library was located in the beautiful restored building.

Above the gate which gives access to the courtyard is a plaquette with two orphans and Gouda's city weapon.

The building in the courtyard.

With a terrace.

zaterdag 17 juni 2017


A pretty reflection in a canal of the old city of Gouda.

A family of moorhens was swimming in the canal, mother was very busy with washing herself, wouldn't pose for me.

vrijdag 16 juni 2017


Driving home I made this sunset from the car last wednesday.

Driving over the dike the sun had almost disappeared.

.And finally there was only a red sky. Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 15 juni 2017

Tiny houses

Was in Gouda yesterday and noticed these houses which looked like a stage decor.

All packed together with little balconies. Could hardly believe people lived in there but you can see a woman sitting on her balcony in the first photo.

woensdag 14 juni 2017


At the fence of a construction site in Amsterdam, an explanation what is going on behind.

For the english speaking bloggers a lesson in translation dutch-english :)
Linking to "signs, signs"

dinsdag 13 juni 2017

Together for a better world.

This symbolic sculpture of ARTZUID I really liked.

It is made by Spanish artist Cristobal Cabarron for the United Nations and composed with 70 colourful human size firgures, evokes all the ages, genders, ethnic groups and the cultures of the world.

Linking to "Our World Tuesday"