dinsdag 7 juli 2020

Piece of art

When you feel a bid bored in Pandemic times, take some clothespins.

Put them together.

And make a piece of art!
Not mine but  seen in the Coda Museum  in Apeldoorn long ago in 2015.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 6 juli 2020

Monday Mural

The artist at work at the 3D festival in Almere in 2017.

Linking to "Monday Mural"

zondag 5 juli 2020

Tiger eye

There is a one-eyed tiger in the garden....

zaterdag 4 juli 2020

Row the boat

An amateur rowing club I spotted in Zwolle in 2013. They came from Kampen , that is about 20 km far, and they have to row back again I suppose...

vrijdag 3 juli 2020


A skywatch at the river IJ in Amsterdam with at the left the "Eye" Movie institute".
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 2 juli 2020


This is how our sunny summer days always end. The proverb is "After rain comes sunshine" but here it is the opposite....

woensdag 1 juli 2020


I am a bit strolling through old pictures, this one is from 2014 in Dublin Ireland. At the National Library this fence with photo was placed around the facade as there were works in progress going on. The photo fitted so well with the reality, as if you could see the  people walking around.
So much better than looking at an ugly orange or blue construction sail.

dinsdag 30 juni 2020


Flowers as decoration on a bridge in Amsterdam in 2018, don't know they are there this year too,  haven't been there for months. But at least we still have the pictures. From July first,  the measures are relaxed a bit again.... Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 29 juni 2020

Monday Mural

A 3D painting not on the street but on a canvas during the 3D festival in Almere.
Linking to "Monday Murals"

zondag 28 juni 2020

Kissing symbol

A kissing little farmer and peasant woman has become a kind of national Dutch symbol for tourists. They can buy it at the aeroport or in tourists shops. We got a golden pair of my daughter for our golden wedding aniversary a  few weeks ago. Have a look "here" to see all the varieties.

zaterdag 27 juni 2020


The "Groeneveld Castle " in Baarn. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it was cutomary for wealthy Amsterdam people tp purchase an outdoor area where they could relax during the summer.
These outdoor areas often lie on the border of sandy and pat soil.

I visited it 2013 so these photos are from the archives

There is a great garden.

With funny sculptures. It is closed now as almost all public areas now but at least we have the pictures to dream away...

vrijdag 26 juni 2020


I am not the only one who "goes for a dike"  here in Almere  to have  a walk. The skies are always beautiful.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 25 juni 2020


It is high summer and we have an extra guest at the dinner table in the garden.

woensdag 24 juni 2020

Summer Day

We have our first hot day here, today the temperatures will reach 30 degrees C (86 F) with a powerful sun that is dangerous for the skin. The swans enjoy the temperatures with their young ones but we stay at home in the shadow in the garden.

dinsdag 23 juni 2020


Hubby and I made a biketour today in the surroundings of Almere. This is the so called "Four Bridges Path". 

The bridges are rather steep and narrow, I mostly get off my bike and walk over the bridge.

Hubby balancing downwards. We saw eldery people with E-bikes zooming over the bridge, but we are still  old-fashioned cyclists  on our own muscle strength.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"