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 🙂 So for this occasion the Brandenburger Tor is nothing more than a oversized door….

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…

Weekly photo challenge – Resilient

Resilient “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has…

Alles blijft – Gerrit Komrij

Daar stond een muur die ik heb aangeraakt. De muur werd afgebroken. Van het puin werd verderop een fundament gemaakt. Ik plantte een fruitboom in mijn oude tuin. Die werd geasfalteerd. Vijf meter diep Houdt zich een wortelstronk nog grommend koest. Vijf eeuwen lang desnoods. De Spaanse griep Landt ooit op Mars omdat ik heb…

Oliebollen van Cornelia Wannée

Na alle dramatische berichten over oneetbare oliebollen uit de kraam, vermeende milieudelicten en aanslagen op de volksgezondheid heb ik besloten om zelf te gaan bakken.  Ik doe geen concessies: het moet een origineel recept zijn, bij mij geen bol uit de Allerhande of Jumbo blaadjes. Nu ben ik een verzamelaar van kookboeken – wat niet…

Weekly photo challenge – Path

Path “I’m afraid of committing myself,” she thought to herself. She wanted to follow all possible paths and so ended up following none.” ― Paulo Coelho Weekly photo challenge – Path Save Save Save

Weekly photo challenge – Relax

Relax! And I mean it!!! Relax NOW! “Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”― Amit Ray Weekly photo challenge – Relax Save Save Save

Weekly photo challenge – Magic

Magic “She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims…” ― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things Weekly photo challenge – Magic Save Save Save

Stop bombing Aleppo

Stop bombing Aleppo A little boy at a “Stop bombing Aleppo” demonstration of Syrian refugees in The Hague, The Netherlands to ask attention for the inhuman situation of the inhabitants of Aleppo, Syria.

Weekly photo challenge – Local

Local The pride of Gouda, The Netherlands: Old City Hall at the Markt square – built between 1448 and 1450, one of the oldest Gothic city halls in the Netherlands Weekly photo challenge – Local Save

Weekly photo challenge – H2O

H2O H2O – Water. Plenty of it on the Dutch coast. In the Sky and on Scheveningen beach. Weekly photo challenge – H2O

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

Weekly photo challenge – Nostalgia

From the DDR … Surprise! I discovered my first camera, a Praktica, in a display in the DDR museum in Berlin. Never realized it was made in former East-Germany. But it worked fine and I still have good memories about it. Today I take my pictures with a Nikon D750 from Japan … Weekly photo…

Weekly photo challenge – Quest

Quest for Beauty “Rien ne va arrêter ma quête pour te trouver” No one will stop my quest to find you.” ― Susane Colasanti, Something Like Fate Picture taken at the Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam The Netherlands. Spectators looking for a new picture to add to their collection. A Quest for Beauty. Weekly Photo Challenge…

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…