It is called the Day of Princes and it marks what can be best called the State of the Union of the Netherlands. The Dutch monarch rides with horses and golden carriage to the parliament to deliver the speech of the year, every third Tuesday of September, cheered by tens of thousands along the way. […]
Nowadays we are all used of having a 20+ megapixel camera available if we want to, but 15 years ago that was still an utopia for the everyday photographer. So one morning, on the way to work, I just went off the main road, parked the car nicely on wet grassland and took the now […]
The Start of The New Life, a symbol of the 19th and 20th centuries’ emigration to “the Promised Land”. That is the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam, part of the Kop van Zuid area of the port city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The Queens Head, as the most western point of the Wilhelmina Pier is called, […]
A two months long summer journey brought some quietness on the web, but we are back! Being home again, sitting at the kitchen table and on the sunny balcony stories of adventures are retold, supported by the photographs taken and many of those are waiting to be shared with you! Ahead of much new stuff, […]
The city of Delft is known from its Delft Blue pottery, the University of Technology and painter Johannes Vermeer, famous for The Girl with the Pearl Earring. In creamy black and white this is my modest tribute. Images originally shot in colour with a compact cam and mobile phone. A local hot shot started the […]
An authentic working-class neighbourhood of 1830 Klarendal in the Dutch city of Arnhem is struggling to become a great area. New cafés, small fashion boutiques and art places have opened up their doors in the past few years. The streets show improvements that give hope for a better home. A stabbing, a hostage situation and a fire. In the days before writing this story Klarendal did not exactly made the news positively.