Yesterday people interested could take a peak preview of the art work in the new metro Station Rokin in Amsterdam. The items on the walls represent things found while digging out the station. Oddly satisfying to see an upside down duck, or a (stoned?) upside down shrimp.  

Metro Station Rokin


I made the same pictures last year, but on April 10. So the blossom is almost three weeks earlier! Climate change is horrible and destructive, but this is a nice present today…  

Early Blossom


The mayor of Amsterdam lives in one of the canal houses on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Like a lot of these houses, they look quite simple from the outside, but are palaces from the inside. And I wouldn’t say no to a garden the size he has!

Amsterdam City Residence


Winter is being chased away; the birds sing all night and flowers are springing up. Can’t wait…!  

Spring is Coming



Ireland proved itself by showing us it’s rainy and stormy character. We didn’t expect nice weather, but a full weekend of storm, rain and hail was pushing it to the limit. But it was nice to see the house where Oscar Wilde lived (before it collapses).  

Rainy Dublin


The Old Church in Amsterdam is the oldest building of the city. I was lucky enough to have a beautiful experience here; a concert in a dark church during sunrise. Broken mirrors on the floor like pools of water – an exposition of Marinus Boezem – scattered the light on the […]

Silence


In de Verenigde Staten is het onwaarschijnlijke gebeurd en is iemand aan de macht gekomen die niet geïnteresseerd is in het welzijn van iedereen. Ook in Europa lijkt het populisme groot te worden. De Amerikaanse historicus Timothy Snyder  heeft een aantal lessen geformuleerd die geleerd zouden moeten worden van de […]

Leren van de 20e eeuw


Some miscellaneous pictures from Amsterdam and Alkmaar, January 2017.

Misc. January



White winters in Amsterdam are rare, so another series of a white afternoon in Amsterdam West. Today a particularly pointy frost!

Winter Part II


A beautiful time-lapse of the traffic on the IJ. The IJ, the waterway splitting Amsterdam in two, is one the most busy waterways in the Netherlands. Can’t stop looking at this time-lapse, especially the ferries crossing between all the other traffic.

Traffic on the IJ



I wish everyone a nice Christmas season and a happy 2017. For many 2016 wasn’t an easy year. For those, I hope 2017 will bring back the good things I’m life.

Season Greetings