On this home page of my website you find the index to all posts. Clicking any post will open it, and from there you can again go forward to a gallery, a bunch of images. If you click on one of those images you get into a slideshow which has some clever red buttons on the top right (some posts link directly to a slideshow with white buttons). On all other pages the menu button on the top right ( ≡ ) gives access to background information. The logo on the top left is also the home button.

Surselva and Surses

You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo…

Pre-coronial times

Corona reached the Netherlands by the end of February. In the very beginning we weren’t scared, somehow we thought it wouldn’t be like China or Italy. Government said: “don’t shake hands. wash them”. We saw an exhibition in Nunspeet on the 3d of march, another one in The Hage on the 5th and went for…

Zandvoort, a view

From our window, towards the south-west, we see the city of Zandvoort, in the distance behind the dunes. The whole scene can be very charming, with amazing sunsets, low hanging mist between ranges of dunes, and on clear days there is the sea behind the skyline. But with torrential rains and storm the whole world…

Dunes, beach, sea

The post I created with the skyline of Zandvoort as seen from my window leaves much unsaid. At Zandvoort itself there is the beach, which is particularly beautiful some five kilomaters to the North, at Bloemendaal aan zee, or better even Parnassia. During ebb, the beach is wide and depending on the wind and period…

Images from spring and some expositions

The light in spring is different. Very bright, very colourful. Calves, lambs and flowers, and all possible shades of green. Some pictures were taken near our house in Bloemendaal, but we also made a few trips. The Kröller-Müller museum is always a treat. Never too crowded, excellent light, fabulous collection, great sculpture garden. And then…

Samples of Indian Sculpture

We have visited many places in India since my first visit in 1968. In certain periods every year was focussed on a different area, and one of the main subjects has been sculpture in and on temples. In the winter of 1977 and 1978 we travelled quite a lot, visiting Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tanjavur, Chidambaram, Tiruchirapalli,…

Orchids and Tulips

Orchids are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with some 28.000 species. And if you consider hybrids and newly bred species it may add up to 100.000. Compared to that, tulips are a small family, with some 75 species. But tulip breeding has created many new species and races that became a…

Favs MMXVI-II

A selection of 40+17 pictures taken in 2016 and 17. From Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Italy and Brazil. Lightly edited in DxO PhotoLab, two HDRs in Aurora (in Urubici). Most images are cropped to 16:9 and in particular 3840×2160, which is a typical 4k/UHD TV screen. On standard HD (1920×1080) this format also works well.…