zondag 26 januari 2020

Have a seat

Don't know why, I have seen shoes in trees but seats? 

zaterdag 25 januari 2020


A sunlight over the houses along the canal, reflecting in the canalwater.

vrijdag 24 januari 2020


Residential houses in the "Rivers Neighbourhood" in Amsterdam built in the 1920s and 1930s. The name refers to the fact that most streets in the area are named after rivers in the Netherlands.

donderdag 23 januari 2020

Bag museum

Beside the trunk exhibition in the bag museum there are a lot of other kind of bags as these lady handbags.

I liked this one embroidered with beads and metal thread.

woensdag 22 januari 2020


In the early days of about 1912 advertisements were painted on walls.
This is such one in Amsterdam about a well known grocery store "Albert Heijn" that still exists, advertising for groceries and colonial  wares.
Linking to signs2

dinsdag 21 januari 2020


At the "Kemphaan urban estate"in Almere on a winterday.

Two sweeties enjoying the sunshine.

This white owl refused to look at me.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 20 januari 2020

Monday Mural

Passing a mural on a roller shutter of a cafe in Amsterdam. Must be difficult to paint on this surface, but the artist managed very well. Linking to "Monday Mural"

zondag 19 januari 2020

Trunk Show

The Museum of Bags in Amsterdam has a temporarily exhibition of trunks and suitcases that belong to a private collector.

They had ingenious ways to carry their belongings.

zaterdag 18 januari 2020


We had a walk in Memory Lane yesterday and passed the old neighbourhood in Amsterdam where we lived for seven years and  got our two children.  Our apartment was on the third floor in this building in a very busy and noisy street with lots of traffic and  streetcars with a stop in front of the house. When you raise your eyes from the yellow jacket right up to three that's the one we lived in.

vrijdag 17 januari 2020


Amsterdam yesterday, a lot of flights on and off  at Schiphol airport visible in the air.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 16 januari 2020


I am scrolling a bit through my archives and found this one of Pimmie our cat we had before Sofietje. He was a a big boy and not afraid of snow. We don't see any snow this winter here I am afraid,  it still feels like spring with temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees C.

woensdag 15 januari 2020


A belated Christmas decoration photo of the department store "the Beehive" in Amsterdam.

dinsdag 14 januari 2020

Fashion Photography

A photo exhibition in "House Marseille" about the history of outside fashion photograpy. This was a slide show about fashion photo's in exotic places during the sixties.

This model had not much fashion to show....

Quite a difference with the early ones.

This one is from 1950.a silk suit and hat by Balenciaga.
See for more "here"

maandag 13 januari 2020

Monday Mural

Behind bars, there was no way to come closer at this mural on a wall in Amsterdam. Popartist Herman Brood and painter Rembrandt van Rijn made by grafitti duo "Karski and Beyond". I am afraid it will disappear soon as there are constructions going on in this place.
Linking to "Monday Mural"

zondag 12 januari 2020


I was scrolling through old photos and found this one from 2013. Renovations along the canals of Amsterdam.

This one is from october 2019, it is a never ending story in old cities.