TRAVEL DIARY | New York City Revisited

New York Times Travel Diary in the making | PAGE 18102019

This week I will be in New York City with my 14-year old son. Exactly a year ago we stayed in Brooklyn, and loved it. I could live here, my son cheered. I so agreed.  –  We had such a good time I couldn’t see this ever happening again. Wonderful but also frightful. Teenage boys don’t bring their moms on trips.

But we’re going. Que sera sera 😉

The image above is something I spotted in the street near Union Square last year, a window. The cover of a diary. The T-image is the iconic capital of  The New York Times’ logo. A newspaper touch referring to the content.

 

{ there’s a tune, top right corner… }

 

 

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PAGES 13102019 | Full Moon Mimicat

PAGES 13102019 _ Full Moon Mimicat

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NOTE TO SELF | I Want To Paint This

At Home – Self portrait by Matisse hanging in my living room downstairs

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The drawing I made before I looked up the photo’s.

I remembered it by day with the sunlight beaming in on either side of Matisse’s glance.

It was Diana Ross singing Mahogany that made me think of Matisse’s self portrait, hanging downstairs.

And it being the day my mother died, I thought of Mahogany.

September 28 2019.

 

Matisse at home | Mahogany | sketch | wilsontichelaar

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PS Beards 213-2019


PS | September 2019

I heard of it on the radio: After the king held his annual speech at the congregation of national politicians during the Prinsjesdag ceremony, there was talk about his appearance. The King Had A Beard.

I looked it up and yes.

Going by the amount of posts on the matter, I think The beard has landed.

 

PS | Beards | The beard has landed. King Willem Alexander showing his beard officialy on Prinsjesdag 2019.

PS | Beards | The beard has landed. King Willem Alexander showing his beard officialy on Prinsjesdag 2019.

 

Read the beard movement here

 

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Discovery | Alaskan Spruce Tip Jelly

Alaskan spruce tip jelly, I never heard of it, but was given this pot by a guest from Alaska. A yummy jam that takes you right there. One of the perks of being an Airbnb host.

 

I looked it up, how they put the taste of a forest on the other side of the world in a jelly. It’s gorgeous!

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ALERT | Debbie Millman

 

Today I found Debbie Millman, through Creative Review’s newsletter.

Who is Debbie Millman

DISCOVERY ALERT | Fail Safe by Debbie Millman. Great.

Don’t start in two days. Words and image by Debbie Millman

 

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Inspiration | Venetian Lagoon Green

Inspiration | Lagoon Green

 

I’ve just come back from Venice, Italy.

The green of the lagoon, moving wildly, yet so calming.

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Today’s Inspiration | Teacher Of The Year In Washington, Robin Hand

 

Teacher Of The Year. From GatesNotes.

 

 

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In Case You Missed This | Charles ‘Lil Buck’ Riley doing the Dying Swan from The Swan Lake

 

In Holland we have a longrunning tv show called Zomergasten (Summer Guests) on Sunday evenings during the summer holiday. The guest sits opposite the show host in front of  a giant screen on which favorite fragments of film, documentary, music – all sorts – are shown, while they have an interesting conversation.

This week the guest was Maxime Februari, the Dutch writer philosopher, who served us food for thought.

Charles Lil Buck performing the Dying Swan was one of the captivating fragments.

An excellent example of an artist carving his own space, making The Swan Lake’s classic ballet His Own.

5 reasons to watch Maxime Februari on Zomergasten.

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Our New Mecca | Autostadt Wolfsburg

Autostadt seen from Wolfsburg’s Hauptbahnhof, platform 7, this Wednesday. Our newly discovered Mecca: Volkswagen’s splendid exhibition of car porn. My son (14)  now wants to go there every year. For an update – And plan a future.

 

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