Spring

Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. At the spring equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses. Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.


In the south of the Netherlands the idyllic valley of the River Geul is one of the most fantastic places for a nice walk. See for yourself…

Pentecost in Valkenburg


The oldest city of the Netherlands, but unfortunately bombed by the allied forces in 1944. They finished the destruction of the city already started by demolishing the old castle and the magnificent city walls. Why does man always need to destroy?

Historic Nijmegen


The last months I haven’t posted many new pictures. I have a new job, and not much time left after travel to make many pictures. Therefore some pictures from my new office building, and the view from it.  

New Job, New Tower



May days in South Limburg are perfect for a little walking trip. Little rivers, valleys, castles, water mills, ancient churches, it’s all there in walking distance from Valkenburg.

Walking Around Valkenburg


Yesterday people interested could take a peak preview of the art work in the new metro Station Rokin in Amsterdam. The items on the walls represent things found while digging out the station. Oddly satisfying to see an upside down duck, or a (stoned?) upside down shrimp.  

Metro Station Rokin


I made the same pictures last year, but on April 10. So the blossom is almost three weeks earlier! Climate change is horrible and destructive, but this is a nice present today…  

Early Blossom



Winter is being chased away; the birds sing all night and flowers are springing up. Can’t wait…!  

Spring is Coming



A horrible village, but the falls themselves remain impressive!

Niagara Falls