Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Canal life

It has been an extremely hot day yesterday so it was pretty crowded at the canals of Utrecht yesterday. I have been there with a friend to buy an Italian icecream.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Plenty to choose from..

Hmmmm, which one will I pick today..

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Historic paintings

I have visitied the church of St Anthony of Padua last friday night. It was open church evening. Inside there were some very beautifull paintings of the 'stages'? It appeared they came from a demolished church (the amount of demolished churches is imense and is still going on) The paintings lately have been restored for 30.000 euro. They are created by a local painter from Utrecht.

The full painting.

Jesus conforts the mourning woman

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Coffee and a read

Photo of my crossed leg in the lounge area of Hotel New York in Rotterdam. I was to meet a friend for a dinner. Since I was very early I sat in the lounge area and sniffed up the nice atmosphere which seems to be allways present at Hotel New York. If you are ever giving Rotterdam a visit, it is great place for a coffee, lunch or dinner. Make sure to make a reservation though! (and take the water taxi)

Friday, June 24, 2011


Mural (in Rotterdam) wishes you a good weekend trip... :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cool house

I spotted this house in Oud Beijerland, during my lunch break. Part of a house row built on the top of a former dike. It is a shop which deals in horse equipment.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Street artists

I love it when people show their musical skills on the street. I always throw a euro in their basket to show appreciation and to encourage the good work.. :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Looking at scenes like this, I am happy to live in a town and not in a big city...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Old boat

During a walk in town I discovered we have a small harbor for private boats..

Saturday, June 18, 2011

School again

A day at school.. :)

Friday, June 17, 2011


Detail of a confession box? A virgin crying...

Thursday, June 16, 2011


(I am on a diet.... )

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I always thought it to be a lonely sad monument, since I know what it stands for I know why. At times a rabbi and some followers gather to do commemoration services there.
@War monuments

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Soo good!

I love these buns so much, they almost call me :)

They do good business, but it's good for my wieght not to bring a visit too often..

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Saint George and the dragon, Sint Joris en de draak

From the moment houses were build of stone up to the 1850's (somewhere there) it was the custom each house to have an ornament with some scene identifying the purpose of the building.

This house has the scene of St George with the dragon. A scene you see quite often, though it is Saint Martin who is the actual protection saint of Holland. A fight with a dragon speaks more to the imagination then sharing half of your property with the poor, I reason....

Monday, June 6, 2011


Trees are always a powerful image, especially when they stand alone in a field. I took this shot when making a walk with some friends in the country side.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Two more

I stay one post more with the Gouda cheese, I like both pictures.

For some reason national folklore, habbits, customs and food is getting more and more attention and is in fashion. One of them is paintings of cows. Loads of people make and sell cow pictures. You also start to see them more on products..

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gouda cheese day

There is some kind of cheese festival in town. Woerden is one of the area's of which the farmers supply Gouda cheese.

There were wagons with people in national costume (and a cheese maker).

Miss Leiden Cheese was making advertisments for cheese from Leiden.

I wonder how long cheese can stay in the sun, it's pretty warm and sunny today.

A choir of farmers wifes sung a cheese song.

Hungry for some cheese now? If you were here you could take a bite and taste... :P

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sinking house

The soil can be so soft in these neighborhouds that iff a house does not have a good foundation, it might sinkin. At the construction of this house in the 17's they probably didn't use the right material for the foundation on the left side of the house.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Road for bikes

I think this is a very Dutch picture. In the states I hardly have seen this road mark....