Het gevaar van spontaan schrijven

Ik ben in een gevaarlijke stemming. Zin om iets banaals te schrijven, een affreus stuk te dichten. Mezelf op de hak te nemen en de rest van de mensheid te shockeren. Waar zit de handrem? Gelukkig herken ik het gevaar. Voelde het aankomen. Het is mijn vakantiesyndroom. Schrijven als uitlaatklep voor heerlijke verveling. Want vervelen doe ik me. Fantastisch! Stoppen dus. Continue reading Het gevaar van spontaan schrijven

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Weekly photo challenge – Opposites

Opposites- Red and green, Dark and light All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.’ Marc Chagall Red and green are spectral opposites. White and black the difference between day and night. I made this picture in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, one of the most beautiful museums I know. It is a lamp designed by the Dutch artist Mondriaan, … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Opposites

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Thursdaysdoors – Haags Gemeente museum 

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag I visited the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag today just to be ‘on the road’ And to visit my favorite museum of course. The artist Constant, one of the members of the Cobra movement, was honored with an exhibition. Stunning. This picture I made into a drawing. Constant also made a labyrinth of white doors. The doors can open and close, just like normal … Continue reading Thursdaysdoors – Haags Gemeente museum 

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Thursday Doors – my doors

My doors My thirty-first entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Home doors. The doors of my house. Not much to tell about these doors. They are not old, not historic, not very beautiful. But. They are mine. And something you dont’t see but what makes this picture very special for me is the fact that is the first picture taken with my new camera! Today I bought a brand … Continue reading Thursday Doors – my doors

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Geef het bejaardenhuis terug Mijn schoonmoeder is 91. En tot voor kort volledig zelfstandig. Niet omdat het kon maar omdat het moest. Een simpel boontje in de supermarkt heeft een einde aan die zelfstandigheid gemaakt. Toen ze werd opgeraapt, haar eigen woorden, kon ze zich niets meer herinneren. Er was geen boontje te vinden trouwens. Met het nieuwe langer thuiswonen wordt de realiteit ontkent. Als … Continue reading Participatiemaatschappij niet gewenst.

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Giro d’Italia start in Gelderland Ik was als reporter in de Giro twee dagen te gast in de provincie Gelderland. Wat een geweldige omgeving! Meereizen met de Girokaravaan geeft een goed beeld van de prachtige plaatsen en dorpjes langs de route. Er kwamen meer dan 465.000 mensen kijken. En via de media volgden miljoenen mensen de wielrenners. Gelderland promotie in optima forma. De ‘contentvrijwillers’ van … Continue reading Giro brengt Gelderland massaal op de been

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Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

Doors to the local power My thirtieth first entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Historic doors. The door of the cityhall of Zuthpen. About 300 AD a Germanic settlement was the first permanent town on a complex of low river dunes. Whereas many such settlements were abandoned in the early Middle Ages, Zutphen on its strategic confluence of IJssel and Berkel stayed. After the incorporation of … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

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Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

Doors to the pinnacle of power My thirtiest (thirtieth) entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Historic doors. These doors are backdoor to the Dutch Senate: De Raad van State. Far more important than the main entrance. Let me first explain what the function is of ‘De Raad van State’. The Council of State has two primary tasks, carried out by two separate divisions. The Advisory Division, … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

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Thursday Doors – Essential doors

Secured carpark doors My twenty-ninth entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Essential doors. A door that opens up to the carpark of one of the most exclusive hotels in The Netherlands: Het Kurhaus in Scheveningen. I completely forgot to post the door on Thursday So it’s more of a Friday the 13th door. The picture is taken with a Lumix GH1 and a 14-120 mm lens. This … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Essential doors

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Weekly photo challenge – Future

Tree of Peace “I might cry tomorrow, but I may be smiling the day after. That’s enough. That’s the way life is. If I don’t lose hope – tomorrow will come. Tomorrow will come if we don’t lose hope… I learned that from Nana.But rainy days still make my cheeks wet with tears, even now. It was pouring, on that rainy day.” ― Ai Yazawa … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Future

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Thursday Doors – Essential doors

Terminal The Hague Municipal Railway My twenty-eighth entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Essential doors. That is to say if you are a railway carriage and want to enter the terminal. The first lines in The Hague were horse drawn. In the first half of the 1880s steam trams appeared. These were rapidly replacing the horsedrawn lines, especially in the longer services such as the line between … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Essential doors

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Monochrome Monday – 12

Scheveningen Boulevard Scheveningen Boulevard is one of the most prestigious boulevards in the Netherlands. And by far out one of the ugliest. There is no cohesion between the waterfront and landscape. The only building worthwhile is ‘Het Kurhaus’, a hotel for the upperclass. Sadly it is surrounded by hamburger restaurants, pizza huts and so on. But. These are interesting objects to photograph.   The picture is … Continue reading Monochrome Monday – 12

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Throwback Thursday – Eva en de hemel

Het was vroeg donker. Het miezerde en het was kil. De verwaaide hemel zat vol met natte wolken die me dreigend aankeken. Een dag om snel te vergeten. Ik vluchtte de kroeg in om een beetje op temperatuur te komen. Ik kende de kroeg niet. Het bleek een donker lokaal met lage zoldering. De geur van natte regenjassen, jenever en bejaard mens drong zich aan me … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Eva en de hemel

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Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

Het Swanenburghs Hofje My twenty-seventh entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Doors with a history. But. This door is no door at all … Sorry! I developed the image (digital processing is also developing. Sort of anyway) made the post and published it. And then realised: this is no door. It’s a gate. But a very old gate and access to a lot of doors because a … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

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Thursday Doors – Museum doors

Sliding doors – National Military Museum My twenty-sixth entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Museum doors. These sliding doors belongs to the National Military Museum. The National Military Museum is situated on the former air base at Soesterberg. It combines the collections of the former Military Aviation Museum in Soesterberg and Army Museum in Delft. This is not a very old door, nor has it any historic … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Museum doors