Kids bring the Christmas trees they found in the neighbourhoods to the Christmas tree fire. Some children asked their neighbours and came with more than one Christmas tree. For every tree they bring they get a bag of candy and a lottery ticket. For the past years, the municipality of Hoorn created a pile of… Continue reading The last Christmas tree fire… Hoorn, The Netherlands
Table Dancing… Hoorn, The Netherlands
Happy New Year! May all your hopes and dreams, ideas and goals come to life. Rocket Man Just after the start of 2018 this young man watched how his rocket arrow soars through the sky to ignite with a flash and a bloom of fireworks.
Sweet Bakery It’s the last day of the year. Fireworks shops sell out and the last groceries are being bought for New Year’s Eve. The treat that everyone wants on the table is what is called in the Netherlands an ‘Oliebol’. To get the last ones before they sell out people stand in line at… Continue reading Sweet Bakery… Hoorn, The Netherlands
Sint Maarten Every year in 11 November children from the christian parts of The Netherlands celebrate Sint Maarten. In the days prior to 11 November the children make a lampion at school and walk along the front doors of the neighboring houses to sing songs and receive a treat. Sint Maarten originates from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Martin%27s_Day
The perfect picture Imagine, you are hooked on new clothing. And you work in one of the hottest clothing stores in Alkmaar. And the delivery man delivers a box with new sweaters. What do you do? You have to try them on and make an Instagram photo. Standing on the armrest of the shop couch,… Continue reading The perfect picture… Alkmaar, The Netherlands.
Only the smartphone, disconnected from reality It is the age of the smartphone; the internet is our new life, our social network. Just a few years ago we would buy a magazine, or a newspaper to read while we waited. Or make a chat with the person next to you. But we live our lives… Continue reading Only the smartphone, disconnected from reality.
Wheel Man Amsterdam, THE bicycle capital of the world. There are more than 881.000 bikes in Amsterdam. With 851.000 citizens in Amsterdam. Every citizen has a bike. Grandpa, Grandma. Baby and toddler and anyone in between. All those bicycles need servicing. To transport those wheels through Amsterdam this man uses a container to move the… Continue reading Wheel Man… Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Girl with a camera Photographing the birds that were soaring by. While the ferry coasted forward the birds soared on the winds that past the ship. Annabel was photographing the almost rhythmic movement as the bird flew in the air. Trying to capture the formations in the air.