zaterdag 20 januari 2018

Guusje

This is our neighbour cat "Guusje". He likes to walk around in the neighbourhood and have a look through our window. You never know, maybe they have something tasty. He knows  where he should be...:)

vrijdag 19 januari 2018

Storm

We had a crazy day yesterday with a heavy storm we have seldom seen here before, With winds of 100 km ph the country came to a standstill, no trains, no plains and much damages and unfortunately three people died by fallen trees. This photo I picked  from the internet, because I stayed home all day. Fortunately we had no damage at the house and the surroundings, but we saw amazing images on televison of roofs ripped of from buildings and people blown of their feet. I understand we reached the news in many countries as I got some comments yesterday, thanks for that.

donderdag 18 januari 2018

Skating

Skating rink in Amsterdam. When there is no ice we make ice so the children can learn skating.

woensdag 17 januari 2018

Beans

A shop for coffee and tea with a tableau of coffeebeans in front.
Linking to "Signs, signs2"

dinsdag 16 januari 2018

Modern times

A new luxurious building "The Pontsteiger" under construction in Amsterdam. Nineteen meters high towers with apartments with four expensive penthouses on top.

Does it fit with the old city?
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 15 januari 2018

Mural?

This makes me very angry, no mural today but stupid rubbish on a wall! As if  a toddler had got some felt-tip pens.
Linking to "Monday Mural"

zondag 14 januari 2018

Fur coats

Fur coats, you see them with many hanging at second hand markets. They all belonged to our mothers who are dead now. The daughters don't dare to wear them in the streets as it is not done anymore to wear fur. I must admit I have one in my closet too, inherited from my mother when she had died. I have never worn it, but sometimes I take it out, look in the mirror, it fits me very well..... I still hope we once get a terrible icy cold winter...

zaterdag 13 januari 2018

Reflection

A canal in Amsterdam,  always good for a reflection.

vrijdag 12 januari 2018

Skywatch

A skywatch in Amsterdam. Linking to "Skywatch Friday".

donderdag 11 januari 2018

Fluffy

I noticed "Fluffy"at the market in Amsterdam but his mistress was just moving along when I made this photo.

But fortunately she walked the right direction and I had my photo of "Fluffy"!

woensdag 10 januari 2018

Can you see?

This is clearly a spectacle store in Amsterdam. Linking to  "Signs, signs2"

dinsdag 9 januari 2018

Market

At the Northern Market in Amsterdam last Saturday. On the way to the Golden Globes? :)
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 8 januari 2018

Mural

Can't tell you anything about this mural but spotted it in Amsterdam.
Linking to "Monday Mural"

zondag 7 januari 2018

Artwork

An artwork in Amsterdam with no name but popularly called the "Monkey table" made in 2005 by artist "Merijn Bolink" . A table where three mythical figures are pulled up.

The use of animals in visual art is an old fact. Usually they have a symbolic meaning.

For example a monkey symbolizes foolishness and vanity.

Acording to the artist these monkeys are an Estruscan spider monkey, an Amsterdam School macaque and a science fiction style gorilla.


zaterdag 6 januari 2018

Decorations

Many old buildings in the centre of Amsterdam along the canals are decorated. When you look up you can see some nice surprises.