Thursday Doors – White doors and yellow Garden Bench

White doors And a yellow Garden Bench. Without a garden. Not even in the neighborhood. 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 Doors june 29th Save Save Save

Thursday Doors – Public lavatory

Public Lavatory Two white doors in an orange lavatory. Typical Dutch. 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 Doors April 13th Save Save

Thursday Doors – Brandenburger Tor

Tor or gate? This is a door.¬† One of the most famous doors in the World. But is it a door? The Branderburger Tor is a gate of course. But who cares? Germans don’t have humor. They say so themselve ūüôā So for this occasion the Brandenburger Tor is nothing more than a oversized door….

Thursday Doors – Screen

Screen This is a door. Sort of. Depends on the definition. No cathedrals available. All historic buildings to far off. So plastic it is. This screen is hanging between two sections in “The Museum Of The Image”. I was intrigued with the shoe that points directely at me¬† if you look between the two parts…

Thursday Doors – Orange door

Orange door Been very busy lately … making photo’s for my study. And ran out of doors I guess ūüôā But while visiting PhoToBreda, a leading photo exhibition in Europe, I made a picture of a lovely door. I hope you like it!   Thursday Doors is a post series run by Norm Frampton. If…

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 … ūüė¶ Standard door i am afraid. Thursday Doors is a post series run by Norm Frampton. If you like interesting doors, visit…

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…

Thursday Doors – Government doors

Doors to the Ministry of General Affairs The Binnenhof (Dutch pronunciation: [ňąb…™n…ô(n)…¶…Ēf]; 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…

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…

Thursdaysdoors РHaags 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…

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…

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…

Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

Doors to the pinnacle of power My thirtiest (thirtieth) ūüôā 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…

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 ūüôā So it’s more of a Friday the 13th door. The picture is…

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,…

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…

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…

Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

huize groenweg – gouda My¬†twenty-fifth entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Doors with a history. This door belongs to a former priory, founded in 1395. The monks helped the victims of¬†the plague. And¬†buried them afterwards in most cases. Nowadays it is an¬†apartment building.¬† #ThursdayDoors is a post series run by Norm Frampton. If you like interesting…

Thursday Doors – College Doors

Willem de Kooning academy – Rotterdam My¬†twenty-fourth¬†entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Collega¬†doors. A sturdy door. Keeps the artists-that-are-no-artists outside. Because this is THE Art Academy of The Netherlands. Only the best may enter ūüôā The Willem de Kooning Academy is the art school of¬†Rotterdam¬†and part of the Hogeschool Rotterdam, a university of applied sciences. It…

Thursday Doors – Museum Doors

old versus new My¬†twenty-third ¬†entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Museum¬†doors. ¬†Old versus new. The door on the left is inside the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. I visited the museum to see an exhibition of Pieter Mondriaan, one of the most prominent Dutch artists of the 20th century and¬†world-famous for his painting Victory Boogie Woogie.¬† The door…

Thursday Doors – Church doors

russian orthodox church rotterdam My twenty-second  entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Church doors. The door of the Russian Orthodox Church in The Netherlands.  #ThursdayDoors 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 Doors 25 februari

Thursday Doors – Deceptive doors

appearances can be¬†deceptive My¬†twenty-first ¬†entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Deceptive doors. The door of the St-Jan¬†Cathedral in Gouda is deceptively small. But if¬†you enter you will discover one of the¬†largest¬†cathedrals in Holland. Not in volume, but in¬†length. The church is dedicated to¬†John the Baptist, the patron saint of Gouda, and was built during the 15th…

Thursday Doors – Stairs

doors with stairs My twentieth¬†entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Doors with stairs. In a lot of¬†apartment buildings you have to climb stairs before finding a door. Not the most¬†beautiful doors but not that ugly either. But hey! Your home is your castle or something like that.¬† ‚ÄúI carry a door with me wherever I go,…

Thursday Doors – French Fries

More essential doors My¬†eighteenth entry to Norms Thursday Doors. More Essential Doors. Of course Gouda is ¬†world famous for cheese. That¬†doesn’t mean we don’t eat¬†anything else.¬†Apart from cheese we occasionally eat bread, meat and fastfood. In between lots of other stuff ūüôā So we have four essential doors to add to the first one: coffee!…

Thursday Doors – Cold War Doors

Doors with a history My¬†eighteenth entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Doors with a history.¬†During the cold war the¬†32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) nicknamed the Soesterberg Wolfhounds was based at Soesterberg airbase. Over the years the Soesterberg Wolfhounds flew and maintained a variety of fighters including the F-86, F-100, F-102, F-4 and F-15, achieving impressive results….

Thursday Doors – Doors out of place

Doors¬†out of place My seventeenth entry to Norms Thursday Doors. This door is out of place. The building is old, approx. 250 year,¬†and the front of the house is painted in a¬†aluminium color. So is the door. Someway has to talk to the owner. Or worse ūüôā¬†You can can discuss taste. But apart from my…

Thursday Doors – Doors with a double history

Doors with a (double) history – City hall Gouda My sixteenth entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Doors with a history. By far the most spectaculair doors in Gouda and they rank fifth on my the Dutch Top Ten #thursdaydoors board. (Brings me on idea: the top ten doors in the Netherlands!) A double history. But…

Thursday Doors – Essential Doors

Essential Doors My fifteenth¬†entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Essential¬†Doors. Simon L√©velt (1775-1850) was a Dutch trader in colonial produce. In 1817 L√©velt opened his first shop in Amsterdam selling, among other products, various kinds of Tea and Coffee. This picture taken in Gouda is the shop frontdoor of one of their 40 shops in The…

Thursday Doors – College Doors

College Doors My fourteenth¬†entry to Norms Thursday Doors. College Doors. In 1925 in Gouda the Casimir school was founded. The school has a rich history and is based on the Dalton Plan. The Dalton Plan is an educational concept created by Helen Parkhurst. It is inspired by the intellectual ferment at the turn of the…

Thursday Doors – Gouda Doors with a History

Doors with a History My thirteenth¬†entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Doors with a History. The Catharina Gasthuis (The Catharine Hospital) was originally built in the 13th Century and used for various purposes since. In¬†1947 it became¬†home to the Museum Gouda. The door, called the gate of Lazerus, is designed by the German Gregorius Cool who…

Thursday Doors – Gouda Doors with a History

Doors with a History My twelfth¬†¬†entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Doors with a History. I live in Gouda, The Netherlands. Gouda is an old City in the centre of Holland, close to the Port of Rotterdam. I am a proud citizen of this ages old City. So instead of dreaming up all kind of facts…

Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

Doors with a history My eleventh entry to Norms Thursday Doors. The (back) door of a former Fransican nunnery. Founded in 1849 in a ‘Patricierswoning’, I couldn’t find a translation but see it as the Trump Tower of 1800 (ahumm). The building is used for many purposes since. In the early seventhies it was a…

Thursday Doors – Ugly Doors

Ugly¬†Doors My tenth¬†entry to Norms Thursday Doors.¬†Ugly Doors. Help! I did it again. I tried to find out what is behind this orange barrier but I still have no idea. That makes it interesting. Is it a deparment of the nearby home for eldery people? Or the safe house of the satanic church? I don’t…

Thursday Doors – Exotic Doors

Exotic Doors You have to look very careful … but behind the tree is the door to one of the foodie hotspots in Santiago de Chili. Tiramisu is at first just an ordinairy pizzahut. But for locals and some lucky travellers ( thats me ) the best place in town. What the picture doesn’t show…

Thursday Doors – physiotherapy Gouda

physiotherapy Gouda I have¬†back pain. For a long time already. My own fault, my wife said: you never take care when you lift something or … Whatever. I always wonder what hurts more: my¬†back or her¬†verbal lashing ūüôā Just kidding. She is right of course. Anyway, I have to go to the¬†physiotherapy every week. My¬†physiotherapist…

Thursday Doors – College Doors

College Doors My eight¬†entry to Norms Thursday Doors. College Doors. This girl is looking very happy. I wonder why. The Id College is only minutes away from the place I live and when I see the students enter college in the morning … They don’t look happy at all. But when they leave in the…