Wish you were here

weekly photo challenge seasons

Ik werd vanmorgen wakker om een uur of vier, het kan half vijf zijn geweest. Helemaal zeker weet ik het niet meer.En het eerste wat ik hoorde, of althans wat ik dacht te horen was 'How I wish, how I wish you were here' Geloof me, ik ben naar beneden gelopen om te kijken of … Continue reading Wish you were here

Mijn liefde is oneindig

silent sunday - portrait

Mijn liefde is oneindig De hemel is blauw. Geen vliegtuig verstoort de middagrust, de A12 is tot zwijgen gebracht. De kinderen van de achterburen fluisteren. In de verre buitenwereld blaffen twee eenzame honden naar elkaar. Mijn kat streelt langs mijn benen. De horizon reikt niet verder dan het tuinhek. De randen van het bestaan komen … Continue reading Mijn liefde is oneindig

Stilte en de stad

Wordlesswednesday - man with Hat

Stenen vastgezet in mortel zijn een negatief van toen geen geheugen, zonder oordeel absorberen eeuwen, overleven dood Langs de windhoek van kozijnen zwijgen klinkers, liggen pannen stil te wachten op de dageraad van morgen Zwevend door de straten, mensen, parasieten op haar pels Onze schaduw reeds vervlogen, zijn wij rimpels in haar tijd. Steden hebben … Continue reading Stilte en de stad

Thursday Doors – Ugly yellow door

Ugly yellow door In my series 'Ugly doors' a yellow door. Found it in an old hospital. A former waitingroom made a bit more attractive. I guess ... It still give me the creeps. Thursday Doors is a post series run by Norm Frampton. If you like interesting doors, visit his site and check out … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Ugly yellow door

Wordless Wednesday 53 – Abandoned hospital

Stairways and windows The Jozeflocatie, an old Hospital, at the Graaf Florisweg in Gouda is abandoned in 2015. All over the building decay is visible. Only the windows don't know it. They are as beautiful as ever. Save 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

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

Travel theme – History

Travel Theme - History

Windmill De Roode Leeuw My second entry to the Travel theme Challenge. The windmill Roode Leeuw (Red Lion) in Gouda The Netherlands. De Roode Leeuw is among the oldest flourmills in the Netherlands. I made this picture on a very bright afternoon. And the blue is not photoshopped 🙂 It is by the grace of the … Continue reading Travel theme – History

Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

thursdaydoors hofje gouda

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 … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

Thursdaydoors Huize Groeneweg

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 … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Doors with a history

Thursday Doors – College Doors

thursdaydoors willen de kooning academy

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 🙂 The Willem de Kooning Academy is the art school of Rotterdam and part of the Hogeschool Rotterdam, a university of applied sciences. It … Continue reading Thursday Doors – College Doors

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 … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Museum Doors

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 🙂 So we have four essential doors to add to the first one: coffee! … Continue reading Thursday Doors – French Fries

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 🙂 You can can discuss taste. But apart from my … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Doors out of place

Thursday Doors – Doors with a double history

thursday doors townhall gouda wedding

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 … Continue reading Thursday Doors – Doors with a double history

Food – A noisy dinner

De Lichtfabriek - Gouda

De Bloggende terras-tijger at 'De Lichtfabriek - Gouda' De Lichtfabriek in Gouda opened her doors just a few weeks ago. It is established in an old factory building. The big windows and the overall setting are great looking but there are also a few setbacks. The sound level is very high, due to the high ceiling and … Continue reading Food – A noisy dinner

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

Netherlands Architecture institue - witchwithaview

Netherlands Architecture Intstitute My latest entry in Cee’s Which Way Challenge. A corridor leading to the entrance of the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Since 1993 the NAI has been accommodated in a striking building designed by Jo Coenen and situated on the edge of the Museumpark in the centre of Rotterdam. From 2013 on the NAI is … Continue reading Cee’s Which Way Challenge

Cee’s Which Way Challenge – The Yellow Line

The Yellow Line My third entry in Cee’s Which Way Challenge. A very personal one. A while ago I didn't feel well. So I decided to visit a doctor. Within five minutes I was on my way to hospital. In the end everything turned out to be ok, but at that moment I was scared speechless. Having … Continue reading Cee’s Which Way Challenge – The Yellow Line