woensdag 26 juni 2019

Heatwave (2)

Sofietje keeps it cool!

dinsdag 25 juni 2019


We are up to 36 degrees C (96.8 F) today and had already yesterday a hot day.

 Some people keep it cool on the water.

But I keep it cool at home in the garden.

maandag 24 juni 2019

Monday Mural

A head with a "beatle-hairstyle" painted on a apartment or office building close to the former murals I showed in Amsterdam.

Linking to "Monday Mural"

zondag 23 juni 2019

Summer Shadow

Sun and shadows at the Westerparc in Amsterdam.

zaterdag 22 juni 2019

Weekend reflections

Sometimes you walk into an Art Gallery, 

And have no idea what you are looking at.

vrijdag 21 juni 2019


Dark skies with rain are coming in. Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 20 juni 2019


The  Artis Zoo in Amsterdam has some sculptures of animals.

They are placed close to the same real animals.

woensdag 19 juni 2019

Both Different

Seen at the Photofestival in Naarden. Said was born deaf in Afghanistan and grew up feeling like an outcast in Dutch society.
Emma Wackers (1993),  a social engaged imagemaker created an interactive installation "Both Different" about Said, deaf dancer Machiel and wordblind Emma in which  they ask to be included in society.
Linking to  "signs, signs2"

dinsdag 18 juni 2019

New canals

New canals in Amsterdam, not in the old historic city but a new part , the KNSM island.

And a modern bridge.

maandag 17 juni 2019

Monday Mural

Cobra was a European avant-garde movement active from 1948 yp 1951. The name was coined in 1948 by Cfristian Dotremont from the initials of the members' home cities, Copenhagen (CO),
Brussels (BR), Amsterdam (A).

Another one at the renovated old buildings in Amsterdam. Linking to "Monday Mural"

zondag 16 juni 2019

Father's day

This chubby todler is me with my father in 1948. He was a teacher in Amsterdam and loved photograph and traveling, two things I do love too. In his six weeks summerholidays from school he travelled some weeks as a tour guide to Germany, France  and Austria. He also liked carpentry and made a dollhouse for my sister and me and a warehouse for my brother. He died in 1991 at 81 years old.

zaterdag 15 juni 2019


The sheep herd has returned to our neighbourhood to mow the grass.

Almost all fresh shaved, they were eager to start their job.

 Linking to "Saturday Critters"

vrijdag 14 juni 2019


A blue sky but with clouds in Rotterdam. Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 13 juni 2019

Lust for Life

 The Netherlands Photomuseum in Rotterdam has an exhibition "Lust for Life" of Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990) He is well known for his streetphotos in the sixties and the seventies. In 2016  his colour slides were discovered that were in a bad condition and had inmediately to be restored, 42.000 colour photos were cleaned and saved forever from destruction.

Here an example of the restoration.

It was a joy to see all the photos of the sixties in Amsterdam, the" flower power" and "sit ins".
Brought back nice memories of that time when we lived there too.

I had the same blue shoes with platform soles! And a mini-skirt too.
You can read more "here"


A crashed computer today, only an I-Pad......