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The Year of the Monkey

Balcony Flowers

A bit later this year than usual. I love a little flower oasis on the balcony.


Returning after ten years, I found a completely changed city. Remove all the concrete, the black and the white towers, and you see what has been built since…

Spring is Coming

Spring, oh treacherous season of false promises! Yes, you give plenty of flowers and make the trees turn green. But your promises push the summer away…

United Europe

Close to the Vondelpark you can make a tour of seven European countries. In the Roemer Visscherstraat the Dutch architect Tjeerd Kuipers (1858-1942) built in 1894 his romantic “United Europe” – a row of houses in the style of Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Holland and England. From Moorish influences to a […]

Winter in Portugal

A week in Portugal. The intention was to flee the harsh weather in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, rain! Fortunately, the day in Sintra was beautiful weather.