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Tag Archives: Amsterdam
A stroll through the city of Amsterdam – yesterday – 2020 – November Friday 13th (!) – and it did feel a bit eery: I noticed a lot of typographical noise and very few people.
Looking at my latest post – the view across the canal from my room on the top floor – I wondered about the barracks that once stood there when it was home to a cavalerie division. I went to The … Continue reading
The painting are by Leone Schröder – the project by Bright Up – organized by the city of Amsterdam. Curious coincidence: During the lockdown because of the Corona virus people started to notice more birds, their singing. From the Washington … Continue reading
I came across this lively bunch yesterday, while cycling east of Amsterdam: The cows were brought out into the fields for the first time this year – May 9th 2020 – and they are loving it 🙂 In … Continue reading
There’s a stretch of land between the dyke along the IJmeer east of Amsterdam and Vattenfall’s energy plant, where I like to cycle, on my way to the ancient village of Muiden. The other day I went out early and … Continue reading
If you were to go on a discovery nowadays, how would you travel, where would you go? A question I asked a group of 10 year olds in the local multicultural primary school, where I was teaching, training to become … Continue reading
New Year’s Eve 2019, we strolled along the installations of the Light Festival. From home along Entrepotdok, Kadijksplein onto NEMO. We saw some interesting work, it’s definitely improved since they started 5 years ago. When we turned the corner behind … Continue reading
The Amsterdam Light Festival is on. It’s the event’s 5th anniversary and it has matured. We walked along a part of it, on the eastern side of town. All the light you see is from the past. By Alicia Eggert. … Continue reading
A building I spotted while cycling in Zaandam today. The old building is the new one.