unmistakably Vlissingen

It was the fall of 1984. Our oldest daughter had just been born. If you live here and take a walk together, then the Vlissingen area is undeniably present in your photos … When I look back at the photos I took myself in the past, my thoughts wander back to the time of fallingContinue reading “unmistakably Vlissingen”

Vlissingen, 1984.

In 1984, the year in which George Orwell foresaw a totally different world, the Vereniging Nederlandse Loodsen Sociëteit existed for 100 years and that fact was celebrated exuberantly with all kinds of festivities. At the moment I am digitizing my old negatives from that year 1984, because our society has now come to resemble theContinue reading “Vlissingen, 1984.”

old sailing ships on the Oosterschelde

analogue photography has something mysterious in the current digital age … the realization that I took these photos some 40 years ago makes me feel like an old man … I think it’s fantastic that there are still photographers who make their photos analog, although I notice that the technique of the darkroom is oftenContinue reading “old sailing ships on the Oosterschelde”

Woodstock 1969

About 50 years ago I saw this film for the first time. The music and images are stuck in my brain. In times like the present with COVID-19, climate change, destruction of biodiversity, people fleeing all over the world ………. I occasionally take comfort from the images of what was the protest 50 years agoContinue reading “Woodstock 1969”

J.F. Harwig

In this old 1949 film, my grandfather also happens to be in the picture. He knew that the film crew would visit my hometown Vorden and took the opportunity to demonstrate in favor of the state pension. Later the “General Old Age Law” would be introduced by the Drees government. The fragment starts at 24 minutes and 50 seconds (24:50). the next linkContinue reading “J.F. Harwig”

My walk through life …

I didn’t see a path through my life … it arose when I just walked … and hopefully, my path will disappear for my offspring because I used a lot of stuff that polluted … Sorry, but my excuses would be useless for them … a better path for future generations can be found in theContinue reading “My walk through life …”

19 days left

“The Furnace House is a nice story” is said in this video (5:10) and “blowing up the Furnace House with explosives is a milestone at Thermphos” That may apply to a demolition worker, but it is an insult to people who have worked there all their lives.It’s like when the executioner watches with great pleasureContinue reading “19 days left”

IOGT

As long as my parents are deceased, I use a teaspoon with this logo without exception … I only inherited two identical ones … My father inherited the spoons from his father and often told me about the meaning of the letters IOGT. My grandfather had many specific principles and worldviews … and he wasContinue reading “IOGT”

Thermphos B/W

“Follow the Money” is now investigating everything about the bankruptcy of the company. And what happened next …  I have extracted a few pictures of former colleagues from my archives … As I now read how economic crows try to get as much money out of the dead body of Thermphos as possible …. ,Continue reading “Thermphos B/W”