zaterdag 24 maart 2018


A reflection in the ceiling at the Central Station in Amsterdam.

vrijdag 23 maart 2018


A skywatch in Amsterdam last month.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 22 maart 2018

The other half

In 1870 Danish immigrant Jacob Riis (1849-1914) arrived in New York. With 21 years old and no money he felt involved with the bad circumstances the people in the Lower East Side of New York had to live.

He became an important journalist and a social reformer and is now regarded as one of the founders of the documentary photography.

The Photography "Museum FOAM" in Amsterdam has an interesting exhibition "The Other Half" about him.

woensdag 21 maart 2018


A sign of the time, in the past we had windmills to grind the grain or to dry the polders dry.

Now we use the wind for energy.
Linking to "Signs, signs2"

dinsdag 20 maart 2018

Business district

Driving along the Business district of Amsterdam with all glass buildings.

Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 19 maart 2018

On the road

Driving yesterday on the highway we passed airport Schiphol and it is always fun to spot the landing aeroplanes in the air. I hang with my camera on the dashbord while hubby is driving. Do you see the plane at the left?

And one on the right.

A dutch KLM plane taxied to cross the road which is always spectacular to see.

The trick is to photograph the aircrafts crossing the road just before we drive in the underpass. There were two planes this time and they went so fast,  each another way, they had almost gone already.

Well the show was over.

zondag 18 maart 2018


Shadows at the Rokin in Amsterdam. Linking to "Shadow Shot Sunday2"

zaterdag 17 maart 2018

Happy Cat

Our Sofietje with me on the couch. She likes lying between us in the evening and than she receives lots of cuddling while we watch TV.

vrijdag 16 maart 2018


The Portuguese Synagogue is a late 17th-century Sephardic synagogue in Amsterdam, completed in 1675. The Amsterdam Sephardic community was one of the largest and richest Jewish communities in Europe during the Dutch Golden Age, and their very large synagogue reflected this. It still remains an active place of worship.

Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 15 maart 2018

At the Zoo

A few images of the Artis Zoo last february, had many photos not shown yet.

Balancing act.

Someone is required on watch.

Those feet, so cute.

A piggy back with mom.

woensdag 14 maart 2018


 A small Wertheim park in Amsterdam has five very old monumental trees, most of them are over 100 years old. There are some platan trees and ash trees.

They are still bald now but in summer they look glorious.

A view from the bridge at the park

dinsdag 13 maart 2018

Little House

In the middle of a busy street in Amsterdam you can find this little wooden building with an interesting history. It dates from 1896 as a Police Station House with two heartheating coal stoves. During the vigilant works this Post was a pleasant interruption for the policemen.

From 1915 to 1984 the building  was used as a public toilet. And now a catering service has taken over the building with the pompous name "City Palace".
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 12 maart 2018

Mini car

The newest addition of small cars is this "Biro limited edition" with room for two. No drivers licence needed, parking for free everywhere even on the sidewalk. Not allowed on highways only meant for driving in cities. I am not sure I like parked cars on sidewalks....

zondag 11 maart 2018


A streetview with shadows in Amsterdam. Linking to "Shadow Shot Sunday2"

zaterdag 10 maart 2018

Rubber ducks

It seems to be a popular item, rubber ducks, A whole shop in Amsterdam is filled with them. The opposite of the street is reflecting in the window.