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.

A horrible village, but the falls themselves remain impressive!

Niagara Falls

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, 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…

Spring is Coming

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 […]

United Europe