woensdag 23 augustus 2017


At the Waterloo fleemarket in Amsterdam cyclist are not allowed and the merchants need a key for the pole to enter the market in the morning with their cars.
Linking to "Signs, signs2"

dinsdag 22 augustus 2017

High in the air

On top of a house in Elburg this storks couple had made their nest.

Always a miracle they can balance so high up with young ones.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 21 augustus 2017


Another mural in the same street in Amsterdam as last week. Someone must have had the opportunity Mto make some murals there. Linking to "Monday Murals"

Here a closer look.

zondag 20 augustus 2017

All for the tourists

Minnie Mouse at Dam Square. This place attracts many tourists and artists to entertain them.

The Bubble man.

The floating man.

zaterdag 19 augustus 2017


A reflection in a canal in Elburg. Linking to "Weekend Reflections"

vrijdag 18 augustus 2017


"Le grand ecouteur"(The big listener) is the name of this artpiece of spanish Miquel Barcelo (1957) . Seen as part of the ArtZuid exhibition in Amsterdam. A folded flowerpot, lying on top of the pile of fired pots, shows how it is made from material that in its original form is soft and obeys the laws of gravity.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 17 augustus 2017


What was she wearing on her head, a strawberry, an acorn? The two girls behind looked skeptical at her outfit.

woensdag 16 augustus 2017


The capital letters are a tourist landmark in Amsterdam designed by an  adverstising agency.
You see them at different places in the city and tourists like to climb on them and make photos.
This one was placed in front of the townhall and painted in rainbow colours as a tribute to the Pride Parade we had here last weekend.

Linking to "Signs, signs"

dinsdag 15 augustus 2017


At the Waterloo fleemarket, who doesn't remember this one?

And good old Neil? I listened so often to this music when I was a teenager..
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 14 augustus 2017


I noticed this mural in Amsterdam when passing at the other side of the street. Can't tell you more about it. Linking to "Monday Murals"

zondag 13 augustus 2017

Small Wonders

In the RijksMuseum in Amsterdam I saw an exhibition of  Dutch micro-carvings from the late Middle Ages.

Detailed Biblical scenes are produced on  such unimagical small scale, you can hardly see them without a magnifier.

A dismantled Prayer Nut. They were all made at the workshop of Adam Dircks from 1500-1530

This three-demensional story is carved from a single piece of wood. It illustrates the life of George, the legendary warrior-saint who liberated the city of Silene from the clutches of the dragon.

zaterdag 12 augustus 2017

Weekend Reflections

A view at the surroundings of Elburg. Linking to "Weekend Reflections"

vrijdag 11 augustus 2017


Waiting for the open bridge some threatening clouds were coming closer.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 10 augustus 2017

Elburg (2)

 The former St. Agnes Convent founded by the Sisters of the Common Life. The construction of the monastery started in the first half of the 15th century. After the Reformation of 1580 the building has had numerous destinations but now houses the Museum Elburg.

The St. Nicolas Church behind the city walls.

Another pretty street, the houses at the end were built against the citywalls and are very small.

Here you could have a look inside.

woensdag 9 augustus 2017


On our way to Elburg we had to cross this bridge. It seems bridges always open when we reach them and this time it was no exception. But this one had a surprise for us, the underside showed the coat of arms of our Province with a message: "So long in Flevoland".
Linking to "Signs, signs"