woensdag 16 augustus 2017


The capital letters are a tourist landmark in Amsterdam designed by an  adverstising agency.
You see them at different places in the city and tourists like to climb on them and make photos.
This one was placed in front of the townhall and painted in rainbow colours as a tribute to the Pride Parade we had here last weekend.

Linking to "Signs, signs"

dinsdag 15 augustus 2017


At the Waterloo fleemarket, who doesn't remember this one?

And good old Neil? I listened so often to this music when I was a teenager..
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 14 augustus 2017


I noticed this mural in Amsterdam when passing at the other side of the street. Can't tell you more about it. Linking to "Monday Murals"

zondag 13 augustus 2017

Small Wonders

In the RijksMuseum in Amsterdam I saw an exhibition of  Dutch micro-carvings from the late Middle Ages.

Detailed Biblical scenes are produced on  such unimagical small scale, you can hardly see them without a magnifier.

A dismantled Prayer Nut. They were all made at the workshop of Adam Dircks from 1500-1530

This three-demensional story is carved from a single piece of wood. It illustrates the life of George, the legendary warrior-saint who liberated the city of Silene from the clutches of the dragon.

zaterdag 12 augustus 2017

Weekend Reflections

A view at the surroundings of Elburg. Linking to "Weekend Reflections"

vrijdag 11 augustus 2017


Waiting for the open bridge some threatening clouds were coming closer.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 10 augustus 2017

Elburg (2)

 The former St. Agnes Convent founded by the Sisters of the Common Life. The construction of the monastery started in the first half of the 15th century. After the Reformation of 1580 the building has had numerous destinations but now houses the Museum Elburg.

The St. Nicolas Church behind the city walls.

Another pretty street, the houses at the end were built against the citywalls and are very small.

Here you could have a look inside.

woensdag 9 augustus 2017


On our way to Elburg we had to cross this bridge. It seems bridges always open when we reach them and this time it was no exception. But this one had a surprise for us, the underside showed the coat of arms of our Province with a message: "So long in Flevoland".
Linking to "Signs, signs"

dinsdag 8 augustus 2017


The Vischpoort (Fishgate) is the entrance to the old hanseatic city of Elburg.

The gate dates from 1592.

The city is famous because of its  medieval fortress walls.

It has very nice straight streets with special pebbles pavements.

Some of them are made of white cobblers with inlaid figures of black cuttings.
(Tomorrow more) Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 7 augustus 2017

Naughty boy

A mural close to the University of Amsterdam. The signs says "Keep emergency exit free".
Linking to "Monday Mural"

zaterdag 5 augustus 2017


I have shown this some times before, but every time we pass the corridor with mirrors in the Amsterdam Museum we can't resist to make some photos again.

vrijdag 4 augustus 2017


Imagine, you meet a man, he says : "I brought you some roses". He lifts his foot and shows you the sole of his shoe!

donderdag 3 augustus 2017


Look what I had on my window  yesterday, a visitor who stayed there all day long. After dark he had gone. So it must have been a moth. I only saw his  bottom, so a bit difficult to see who he was.

Hubby made a picture outside where he looks quite different, I prefer his colourful belly.
We think he is a  "Biston butularia", but who has a better idea let me know.

woensdag 2 augustus 2017


Have no idea what this means but I liked the huge knitting work hanging at this building. I saw this at one of the creative areas of  Amsterdam with some alternative businesses.
Linking to "Signs, signs2"