Travel theme - weather

Travel theme – Weather

My first entry to the Travel theme Challenge. Weather is the most discussed topic on earth I think. Everybody is feeling the effects of weather everyday! The weather in Holland is famous for her glorious skies. So my first entry is a photo from a sky filled with Cumulus congestus above the Dutch coast on a beautiful Wednesday morning in August. Travel theme – Weather Continue reading Travel theme – Weather

weekly photo challenge - rare

Weekly photo challenge – Rare

Rare – New Babylon by Constant In 1956, the Dutch artist Constant Nieuwenhuys started working on a visionary architectural proposal for a future society; he didn’t stop for almost twenty years. Having been a co-founder of the Cobra group of artists in the late forties, he abandoned painting in 1953 to concentrate on the question of “construction”. He became a founding member of the Situationist … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Rare

thursday doors - typical Dutch

Thursday Doors – Typical Dutch

Typical Dutch This is typical Dutch. No rules for me, only for the others. Nimby’s Not In My Back Yard. Or in this case: who cares that the emergency exit is blocked …😦 Standard door i am afraid. Thursday Doors is a post series run by Norm Frampton. If you like interesting doors, visit his site and check out what people are sharing today. Thursday … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Typical Dutch

thursday Doors - Historic doors in Gouda

Thursday Doors – Historic Doors

Historic doors in Gouda These doors are in the Spieringstraat in Gouda, The Netherlands. In the first half of the 13th century the houses were build as part of the cityplan together with the harbour, the Peperstraart and the Groenweg. Located in this street since the ‘Reformation’ in 1572, but long gone and replaced by these houses, have been the Margeretha convent, the city orphanage … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Historic Doors

thursdaydoors - governement doors

Thursday Doors – Government doors

Doors to the Ministry of General Affairs The Binnenhof (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɪnə(n)ɦɔf]; English: Inner Court) is a complex of buildings in the city centre of The Hague, next to the Hofvijver lake. It houses the meeting place of both houses of the States General of the Netherlands, as well as the Ministry of General Affairs and the office of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands. … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Government doors

Weekly photo challenge - narrow

Weekly photo challenge – Narrow

Berliner Fernsehturm The Berliner Fernsehturm is one of the narrowest buildings I have ever seen. Close to the Alexanderplatz it dominates the Berlin Skyline. The Fernsehturm (English: Berlin TV Tower) is a television tower in central Berlin, Germany. Close to Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte, the tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the administration of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was intended as a … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Narrow

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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Thursday Doors – Doors at a ship

Doors at a ship The Geertruida, by coincidence the ship has my name: Geert, and my mothers name, Geertruida, was launched in 1906. She is a ‘maatschip’ what means as much that she is build to a specific size fitting the route she had to sail. The Geertruida sailed until the seventies of the last century and is now resting in the Maritime Museum in … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Doors at a ship

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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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Participatiemaatschappij niet gewenst.

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 brengt Gelderland massaal op de been

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