zondag 28 augustus 2016

Cultural Market

The "Uitmarkt" (Out Market) is an anual cultural event in Amsterdam where the theaters and museums present their programs for the new season. It was a hot summerday yesterday, so perfect to be out and enjoy all the music and funny people.

The ballet girls handing out flyers.

The Van Gogh Museum had put a huge painting of Monet in the pond of the Museum square to promote an exhibition about Van Gogh and Monet.

A Flamenco dancer.

Balancing act with a cello.

There is also always a bookmarket with bargains and writers to sign their books.

zaterdag 27 augustus 2016


A bridge in the Amsterdam Zoo "Artis".

vrijdag 26 augustus 2016


The old parks in Amsterdam have these beautiful iron fences around.
Linking to "Good Fences"

donderdag 25 augustus 2016


Temperatures have suddenly risen here to a heatwave of 34 C (93.2F) degrees. At a square next to the Amsterdam Zoo these todlers were cooling down in a bit of water.

Next to a look inside the Zoo with the spoonbill colony.

And the flamingos.

A perfect spot for an ice tea on the terrace.

woensdag 24 augustus 2016


A sign in the frontyard that a baby is born here in Bovenkerk.
Linking to "Signs, signs"

dinsdag 23 augustus 2016

Summer returning?

A real summer with high temperatures predicted for this week, keep our fingers crossed for some warm sunshines after a week of pouring rain and cold.

And to see a blue sky again with our city of Almere flags.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 22 augustus 2016


I have shown you some tiles along the harbour in Almere Haven before, here are a few other ones painted by children of our village. This is the first school.

The busstop and the special bus road separated from the  other traffic.

Digging canals and a water cannon.
Linking to "Monday Murals"

zondag 21 augustus 2016

Shadow play

With the sunset shining in the living room I had fun with the shadows on the cabinet door and the wall.

zaterdag 20 augustus 2016


It certainly takes your breath away. Linking to "Weekend Reflections".

vrijdag 19 augustus 2016


A blue sky in the harbour of Huizen.

When we were watching this luxurious yacht, a man asked hubby if it was for sale. Ha,ha, he thought we were the owners! No way I would spent my money to a yacht, I was born in the wrong country, I have a fear for deep water....
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 18 augustus 2016

The woods

At last a sunny day, so up to the Circle Forest in Almere Haven for a walk.

Although our woods are only 40 years old, the foresters here have a great desire to cut down trees.
You can see the two halves to the left and right.

I have no idea why this grown up tree had to be felled. We counted his age, only 36 years....

woensdag 17 augustus 2016


An international sign I suppose, dogs must be leashed, here in the woods of Almere Haven.
Linking to "Signs, signs"

dinsdag 16 augustus 2016

Museum Hilversum

The museum is housed in the former town hall of Hilversum and initially exhibited especially local history. In 2005 the museum was expanded with a circular extension and redecorated. You can see the extension here at the back of the museum.

This is the new part with much light.

We saw a great exhibition "Meetings along the Yangtze" of photos by Ruben Terlou of his tour to China along the river Yangtze. He had a great televison program here about his journey "Along the banks of the Yangtze" but he is also an excellent photographer. See for more about the exhibit "here".
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 15 augustus 2016


I wanted to make a photo of a festival in Almere City, but this performance had just ended and I had missed the show. I decided to make a photo anyway of the two people in a kind of dutch folk costume but when I uploaded this photo I saw to my surprise this exotic  woman in front, I hadn't even seen her passing by.

zondag 14 augustus 2016

Waiting room

Looking from the inside through the windows of the waiting room of the old tram shed of the Haarlemmermeer station in Amsterdam.