zaterdag 3 december 2016


I don't know what it is about but saw this piece of art in front of our theater and arts center, where it made a nice reflection.

vrijdag 2 december 2016


This time of the year there are sometimes strange skies, a sudden sunlight breaking through the clouds puts the golden angel on top in a bright light. 
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 1 december 2016

A bench

This is a sculpture in Amsterdam of "Alida Bosshardt"  (1913-2007), better known as Major Bosshardt, a well known officer in the Salvation Army. She worked at the Army's national headquarters in Amsterdam and noticed the Army had no activities in the "Wallen", the red -light district, and obtained permission to start working there. Her work for the prostitutes gained her national fame.

In 1965 she accompanied a disguised Princess Beatrix with wig, scarf and glasses, on a secret visit of the red-light district where they were caught by a photographer.
As a tribute to her the bench was placed in 2013 in "the Wallen" the area where she had worked. She seems to invite you to sit next to here and comfort you.

woensdag 30 november 2016

Frozen fields

Yesterday I went out in the neighbourhood to make some pictures with a camera borrowed from SC. A bit strange to handle the other buttons on the camera and to think all the time, how to open and close, how to zoom. It had been a frosty night with temperatures below zero, - 5 C ( 23.0 F), and there was ice on the grass.

I tried the zoom for a closer look. It had been the coldest night in November since 1998!

The frozen grass in the shadow along the cemetery.

A freighter at the Gooi Lake on its way to Amsterdam.

A meeting with some horses.
Well, a first try with another camera, it feels still a bit uncomfortable but I will keep practising.

dinsdag 29 november 2016


This photo I made of my birthday flowers last week and it is the last one with my camera before it suddenly broke down last Saturday. Arriving in a sunny Amsterdam I was looking forward to make some nice photos and than nothing worked anymore. Very frustrating!

Hubby SC has lots of cameras as a hobby and I tried in the evening one of them with an upside Sofietje next to me.

Next day we went cycling and I took the other camera.with me. I don't know, the colours are not so bright I think. I can use another one of SC but that is one I have to hold otherwise as I am used to. 
Well, I am a  bit of a fuddy-duddy I think, will be continued.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 28 november 2016

Monday Mural

Another 3D streetpainting in the making. This was a sketch of the image what it had to look like.

 The artist at work.

I couldn't manage to find the right position for the 3D effect.

A few days later I returned and there he was standing upright at last!
Linking to "Monday Mural"

zondag 27 november 2016

Sunday shot

One way to find your bike again is to paint it like this.

zaterdag 26 november 2016


A reflection in this puddle in a pedestrian tunnel is almost as clear as the real building.

A funny effect with the floating leaves.

vrijdag 25 november 2016


An omnious sky at the Blue Bridge in Amsterdam.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 24 november 2016


Many Amsterdam people don't like traffic rules and often make their own. This man had no patience to wait for the red light so he risked to be run over.

woensdag 23 november 2016

Saint Nicolas

This bookstore in Amsterdam is all ready for Saint Nicolas Day at the 5th of December with the decorations of miters and gifts on the facade.

Linking to "signs, signs"

dinsdag 22 november 2016

Central Station

Amsterdam Central Station, the great hall, dating from 1889.

The new modern passageways.

And the recently opened underground passageways with shops.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 21 november 2016

Monday Mural

A mural in the making at the streetart festival in Almere last month.
Linking to "Monday Mural".

zondag 20 november 2016

A foggy day

A dark foggy day along the IJ river in Amsterdam.

Tourists walking to the Central Station.

vrijdag 18 november 2016


A view over the water in Almere Haven.