Monday, June 11, 2012

Gouda, Mushrooms

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hulst, ice

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New York, Bridge

It's an eleven hour train ride between Montreal and New York and most of those hours are filled with spectacular views. This bridge is one of them.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gouda, Station

A beautiful combination of fog and condensation backlit by the morning sun.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Berkel, station

Berkel station, in the winter, in the dark. It's kinda pretty, but the downside is waiting for delayed trains for thirty minutes while freezing your toes off.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kieldrecht, Rain

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rotterdam, coffee

Enjoying the sun, a good book and some iced coffee on the roof terrace.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Leeuwarden, morning

I had to catch the early train this morning, and nobody else was out at 5:30. The sun was up pretty early, which made the empty city look really dreamy and surreal.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Retranchement, sign

Beware of the frog!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Antwerpen, Some more bicycles

Some more bicycles that ain't going nowhere. Well,  unless they cooperate. If they work together they can form a single complete bicycle, and then they can go places. They can go anywhere they want, for a given value of "anywhere".

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Antwerpen, Tunnel

The river Schelde runs straight through the old town of Antwerpen. There are multiple ways to cross it, but the pedestrian tunnel is my favorite by far. It was built in the 1930s, which shows in the design of the place. It's quite beautiful. Well, for a tunnel at least.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Zoetermeer, ice bicycle

Unless I'm wrong, Ice Bicycles is a cd by one of those semi-serious 90's progrock bands that consist of people from more famous bands. That's not the point here tho, the point is that this bicycle is going nowhere. Where are going, bicycle? Nowhere, that's where you're going.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Scheveningen, Octopus

An octopus in its tank in Sea Life. With a bit of imagination, it could also be the Great Cthulhu dreaming his terrible dreams in the Cyclopean city of R'lyeh.

Maybe I should stop reading those old horror tales..

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hulst, backlit

This picture was taken on a nice, sunny day in broad daylight. A quirk in the light sensor of my camera made it look like Draculas castle at gloomy midnight.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Rotterdam, Manual clock


They've built this huge clock at the Rotterdam train station. Every minute some workmen dismantle the white bars and rearrange then to match the current time.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Leeuwarden, Shadows

The happy shadow of happy birthday decorations.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Emmen, Vultures


Because nothing says 'romance' like finishing a carcass together.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Arnhem, Quite a lot of cameras


I don't know why, but I've got the feeling this man intended to take some pictures.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Friesland, Early morning (3)


Another one of those mornings where I had to catch the very early train. The sun had already risen and there was a lot more light then on the earlier pictures, but the mist made for some very atmospheric images.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rotterdam, Legs and Advertising


Using the naked legs of dummies to promote underwear sales. Quite logical, when I think about it.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Rock Werchter, Do not disturb


After four days of music and quite probably large amounts of beer, this guy can't take it any more and just passes out during the Metallica concert.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Rotterdam, through the looking glass


Sunset as seen through a spherical glass light.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Leeuwarden, Meerkat


Did I mention the Leeuwarden zoo is very photography-friendly?

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Leeuwarden, Green Iguana


The Iguana Iguana might be the source of tales about dragons. When I see the beautiful weirdness of the creature and realise they can grow to be over two meters tall, I'd say it's quite possible.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Leeuwarden, Monkey


Leeuwarden has a pretty great zoo. There's not much if you're just looking for the big exciting beasts, but they've got some of the best animal housing I've seen in any zoo, and you can get a great look at some of the less shy animals. This monkey, for example, actually brushed my leg before climbing this tree.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Friesland, Early morning (2)


Another early train ride, another sunrise, another picture.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kaatsheuvel, Dragon


There's an amusement park called De Efteling which features a nice collection of rollercoasters and other rides. It's also home to a small forest where a lot of fairytales are enacted. Among them is this dragon. Whenever someone touches his treasure, it starts moving, hissing and blowing smoke. Needless to say, there's always a line of kids eager for their turn to touch it.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Rotterdam, Onlookers


There were a lot of people walking the streets with flags and signs, protesting against poverty, cruelty, capitalism and war. They were being watched by a girl holding a MacDonalds balloon. If I were more of a cynic I'd say it's symbolic.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Friesland, Early morning


I had to take the early train to work, which allowed me to witness the sun rising and the fog slowly disappearing. Which is an awesome sight to the half-sleeping mind.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vlissingen, Mist


My girl and I went for a walk on the boulevard near Vlissingen. It was quite chilly, and the wind blew in a lot of mist from the sea. This combined with the rising tide made for a special atmosphere, part fairytale, part Lovecraftian horror story. I'd almost expect to see some slimy Deep Ones crawling out of the depths.