Tourists in the Netherlands

We had visitors from Brazil, whom we had never met before. However, as they were very close friends of our niece’s family we offered to take them out on a few tours and walks: the Kröller-Müller Museum in the National Park “de hoge veluwe”. The national park is the largest and probably most beautiful piece…

A short visit to Brussels

Brussels in winter has its own charm, but in reality [sic] we went to see the Pietà of Van der Weyden in the Musée des Beaux Arts. And of course a few other things. We rented a small apartment very close to the Grand Place and the landlord provided us with more information than we…

Firenze

The centre of Firenze is small, easily covered on foot. End of September, beginning of October is a very pleasant time. Lots of tourists though, can’t imagine why… Even so, we could stop at a terrace here or there and enjoy the old town. The walk starts from the Duomo, then south towards the Orsanmichele…

Impressions from Venezia

Venice has been one of my favorite places since long time. We first visited it in 1990-91 but the photos on this site are from 2007, 2013 and 2017. The 2007 photos were taken with the Olympus SP550UZ and the Pentax Optio S7, the 2013 photos with a Canon 100D and the 2017 photos with…

Val Bregaglia

For a long time we have been going to the Engadin in Switzerland, and we usually make a day-trip to Val Bregaglia, on the easternmost side. Maloja is the last town in the Engadin and beyond it the so-called Maloja pass tumbles down into Val Bregaglia with some 12 hairpins. The first town is Cassacia,…

A Trip to Paris (and other places)

In May 2017 we went twice to Paris. First time to see some expositions (to be published), this time with a Brazuco  couple, relatives of Marilene, who wanted to see some places, especially Paris. On the way going there we stopped in Brugge (after visiting Abbenbroek where I was born and the Delta works). On…