January 27, Marjan sang the requiem “The Flood” written by Douwe Eisinga in the Zeeuws Concertkoor in the Vlissingen St. Jacobskerk. As an amateur I took some pictures, doing my best to be as inconspicuous as possible, not to get in anyone’s way, not to make a sound and not to disturb the requiem… SoContinue reading “Requiem “The Flood””
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Zephyr and Bob-yak
I gave my Zephyr recumbent some good maintenance and plucked the old Bob-yak from the ceiling of our shed, where it hanged for 20 years. Some black paint, new bearings, grease and a bit oil after a good cleaning was all it took to be ready to roll. It’s funny that Strava asked if IContinue reading “Zephyr and Bob-yak”
It was 1982 and I lived in the center of Vlissingen. It was cozy, simple and always busy with tourists who came to the coastal town and port city for the many cultural events. Many pubs, restaurants and terraces and along the beach many beach bars … There was a lot of employment, fair earningsContinue reading “Vlissingen, 1982.”
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”
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.”
Dragonfly was once the name of a band in Vlissingen. I thought of Rudy de Queljoe when I photographed this dragonfly in our garden. Canon 100-400 mm handheld funny, that seeing a small insect takes you so far back in your thoughts.
hollyhocks in the old city center
In the city center of Vlissingen you see beautiful hollyhocks that brighten up the city. A nice initiative! Just removing one stone from the pavement is enough to grow beautiful hollyhocks. They take up little space and add some color to the city for several weeks.
“Loodswezen” in Vlissingen.
I saw this video on Vimeo by Eduard Walhout. Beautifully made in honour of the reopening of the building on the boulevard …
the most beautiful natural sunscreen
At old farmhouses in the Netherlands you often see lime trees to block the sunlight … We chose different trees for the same purpose.
Looking at Vlissingen through a window.
In recent years, downtown Flushing really changed … In the period after the industrial boom of the shipyard “de Schelde”, Vlissingen was a vibrant city. All cultural expressions were present. From lovers of classical music lovers to Rock & Roll to Disco to Soul to Folk to Hiphop to Trance …. even Blöf was tolerated. TheContinue reading “Looking at Vlissingen through a window.”
a tour through our backyard
I was updating my belly dance photos when I encountered this 4-year-old video. Rea starts the dance
old photos …
I made these photos at a fair in downtown Vlissingen in the eighties …
initiating the new students
In 1973 I made some photos during the initiating of the new students at “Maritiem Instituut de Ruyter” in Vlissingen.
I don’t need therapy
I just want to make photos …