Tag Archives: Amsterdam

Madness But Missing It

An April afternoon in Amsterdam in 2007 – nothing special then.

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Today At The Pool

At the swimming pool this morning. It was almost freezing, but the water was warm, transforming the scene into an Icelandic hot tub. No changing rooms, all was done outside, by the pool, behind a veil of woven metal.

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A Salute From The Roof

(…) sorry for maybe replying a bit late, but doing nothing is not good for my motor I’m afraid. I do keep myself busy, you saw some stuff from the archive, but without the bustle of guests around, it feels … Continue reading

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In Case Of Doubt | We’re OPEN For Business

A stroll through the city of Amsterdam – yesterday – 2020 – November Friday 13th (!) – and it did feel a bit eery: I noticed a lot of typographical noise and very few people.

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It Wasn’t Always Like This

Looking at my latest post – the view across the canal from my room on the top floor – I wondered about the barracks that once stood there when it was home to a cavalerie division. I went to The … Continue reading

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One Night In A

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Corona Times | Birds You Suddenly Notice

The painting are by Leone Schröder – the project by Bright Up – organized by the city of Amsterdam. Curious coincidence: During the lockdown because of the Corona virus people started to notice more birds, their singing. From the Washington … Continue reading

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Spring Fever | Cows Coming Out

    I came across this lively bunch yesterday, while cycling east of Amsterdam: The cows were brought out into the fields for the first time this year – May 9th 2020 – and they are loving it 🙂 In … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

There’s a stretch of land between the dyke along the IJmeer east of Amsterdam and Vattenfall’s energy plant, where I like to cycle, on my way to the ancient village of Muiden. The other day I went out early and … Continue reading

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Discovery Vehicles

If you were to go on a discovery nowadays, how would you travel, where would you go? A question I asked a group of 10 year olds in the local multicultural primary school, where I was teaching, training to become … Continue reading

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