Monochrome Monday – 36 – Waalsdorpervlakte

Remember those who gave their lives for our freedom “And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” –Joseph Rodman Drake The Waalsdorpervlakte is an open place in the dune area “Meijendel” (The Hague, the Netherlands), where over 250 members of the…

Monochrome Monday – 32

Holstein cow Holstein Friesians (often shortened to Holsteins in North America, while the term Headers is often used in Europe) are a breed of dairy cattle originating from the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Friesland, and what is now Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany. They are known as the world’s highest-production dairy animals. The Geef…

Monochrome Monday – 28

The Fork – a remake This is a remake of the world famous picture made by Andre Kertesz, The Fork. My bowl is just a little bit more shallow than the original so the shadow of the fork is not as deep. Also the fork itself is flat instead of round. Save Save

Monochrome Monday – 22

Abstract building – Kurfurstendamm Berlin Glass building close to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche

Monochrome Monday – 21

Shoes – made in the DDR I took this picture in the DDR museum in Berlin. A small but entertaining museum that gives an idea of life in the former DDR. Many of the objects shown are on the same level of design as there counterparts in ‘free world’. But, the winner takes it all.

Monochrome Monday – 15

Scheveningen This picture is part of a series I make on ‘Tram 1’ of the The Hague Municipal Railway Line (HTM)

Monochrome Monday – 13

Glasshouse Lighting   The picture is taken with a Lumix GH1 and a 14-120 mm lens.   ‘Developed’ in Photoshop cc 2016 with a Silver Efex Pro 2 filter with filmtype Kodak TRI-X and a red filter. This picture is part of a series I make on ‘Tram 1’ of the The Hague Municipal Railway Line (HTM)

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….

Monochrome Monday – Berlin

soviet war memorial in tiergarten berlin The Soviet War Memorial (Tiergarten) is one of several war memorials in Berlin, capital city of Germany, erected by the Soviet Union to commemorate its war dead, particularly the 80,000 soldiers of the Soviet Armed Forces who died during the Battle of Berlin in April and May 1945. The memorial is…

Monochrome Monday – German Classics

Windfall class yacht Pinta in the German Classics Competing against the best classic wooden boats in the World, the 50 m2 Windfall class yacht Pinta is keeping her own at  a third place overall in the German Classics in Laboe, Germany. I was proud to be at the helm.

Monochrome Monday – Millennium Park Chicago

Millenium parc – chicago Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in Illinois, US, and originally intended to celebrate the second millennium. It is a prominent civic center near the city’s Lake Michigan shoreline that covers a 24.5-acre (99,000 m2) section of northwestern Grant Park. The area was previously occupied by parkland, Illinois Central rail yards, and parking lots. The park, which is bounded by Michigan Avenue, Randolph Street, Columbus…

Monochrome Monday – Marina City Chicago

Marina City –  Chicago Marina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex that occupies an entire city block on State Street in Chicago, Illinois. It sits on the north bank of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, directly across from the Loop district. The complex consists of two corncob-shaped, 587-foot (179 m), 65-story towers, which include five-story elevators and physical plant penthouses. It also includes a saddle-shaped auditorium building, and a…