dinsdag 18 december 2018


This huge ship a brandnew "Trailing suction hopper dredger" was docked at the cruiseterminal in Rotterdam. The next day it would be baptized by Queen Maxima because it has the name of her daughter Amalia.

The "wheelhouse" . 

In this "link" you can see Queen Maxima at the baptize ceremony.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 17 december 2018


Since 2014 Rotterdam has a magnificent Foodhall with a great artwork "The Horn of Plenty" created by Arno Koenen and Iris Roskam.

With a surface of 11.000 square meters and bright colours it covers the walls.

And its nickname has become "The Sistine Chapel" of Rotterdam. 

Here a look from the outside of the Hall.
Linking to "Monday Mural"

zondag 16 december 2018


We woke up this morning with a white world outside.

Sofietje was curious.

Feels a bit cold at my feet.

Quickly back home to the warm house.

zaterdag 15 december 2018


Reflection in the shopwindows of department store de Bijenkorf (Beehive) in Amsterdam.

It was impossible to get a good picture without the houses of the opposite of the street reflecting in  the window. Linking to "Weekend Reflections"

vrijdag 14 december 2018


The Erasmusbridge designed by "Ben van Berkel" in Rotterdam with the movable part open to let pass a huge floating crane. See "here" for another photo hubby made of the crane.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 13 december 2018

Dam Square

Father Christmas was in Amsterdam as living statue.

woensdag 12 december 2018


Feeding the pigeons at Dam Square in Amsterdam is a popular activity for tourists.

But the whole population landed on these people!

They prefer to land on your head...

dinsdag 11 december 2018

Street life

Dutch photographer "Hans Eijkelboom" made series in the streets with a theme as here people in the green hunter's coat.

Or men with straw baskets.

Girls with an Abercombie and Fitch shopping bag.
Saw these at an exhibition at the Photography Museum in the Hague last year.

maandag 10 december 2018

Christmas decorations

Decorations in the shoppingstreet in Almere City.

The tree was almost blown away last Saturday.

zondag 9 december 2018


From Perth to Almere we all have the same Christmas decorations in the streets!
See here for "Perth Daily Photo"

zaterdag 8 december 2018


New buildings with glass facades along the river IJ in Amsterdam.

vrijdag 7 december 2018


A hairdresser in Amsterdam who calls himself a "Hair Barbarian".

donderdag 6 december 2018


Sinterklaas is over now,  up to the next party!
The shopwindow of an eyewear store in Amsterdam.

woensdag 5 december 2018

Sinterklaas Eve

Tonight is the "Gifts Evening" when Sinterklaas gives his presents to the children and adults in the Netherlands.These sweets are part of the party, Marsepain, Chocolate letters and filled Speculaas with almond paste.

Our neighbours asked us to put this bag with gifts in front of their door tonight when it is dark as a surprise for the kids that Pete left it there for them. It is every year a fun run away for us they don't see us.
Linking to "Signs, sings2"

dinsdag 4 december 2018

Rocking Chair

Seen at the Feminists exhibition in the Amsterdam Museum.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"