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wimharwig.com is about the life of an old married man who is still trying to carry out his hobbies, with the adage “I am too old for keeping up appearances”.
As an amateur photographer and blogger, I try to do my best to record the adventures with my sweet wife, loyal dog, cosy camper, wooden Finnhouse and creaking recumbents with my old Canon 5D photo camera. And let’s call it factual photography because I don’t interfere with what happens … I only use my point of view and camera settings.

It is mainly for myself, my family and friends (mostly abroad), but anyone who is interested in me or my blog is welcome.

For pages containing a large collection of photos by subject, click the buttons below …

My last 20 blog posts …


old button badges

These button badges are from the time when all bicycles were still “green”. I found them in an old box stored in the shed … Today, the majority of new bicycles sold are electrically assisted and thus bicycles have become part of environmental pollution. It’s only a matter of time until all bicycles are electrically supported andContinue reading “old button badges”

grandchild

I belong to that generation of madmen who have learned not to throw anything away if you still have room to keep it. For the past 30 years, we have kept all our children’s well-preserved toys in boxes and crates. Recently our first grandchild turned 1-year-old and it is time to take the things out of theirContinue reading “grandchild”

climate change

Due to the shift in the Western European climate, I assume that I will never be able to skate on natural ice again. That sounds better than citing my age as the cause … The fact is that my skates have hung in the shed unused for 23 years and I need the space for other junk.Continue reading “climate change”

Black&white

Ellenbrandwijkphotography inspired me with her photos to look a bit more in black and white. So I played with light instead of colors …

the right of the fastest

This book makes you look differently Thalia has already written some important things in an article (in Dutch). For the time being, the book has only been published in Dutch. I strongly recommend this book, also for avid cyclists, because it allows you to think thoroughly about the situation in our living space and toContinue reading “the right of the fastest”

This … is why …

What happened to the American Dream ? The real story of US democracy isn’t the drama. It’s the complete unresponsiveness to it

“Stadmaker”

“City maker” (in Dutch: Stadmaker) is a relatively new word for someone who used to be called an urban planner or architect, but who lacks elite training.A city maker can be anyone who creatively steps off the beaten track, regardless of where that path comes from. In the podcast Lex Bohlmeijer talks to city makerContinue reading ““Stadmaker””

Zeeland

Yesterday I had a nice ride in my velomobile. It was not about speed, but about looking at the Zeeland landscape with the eyes of an “actual” photographer. Many horizontal lines in which vertical lines immediately attract attention.The so-called “fertile soil” in Zeeland needs a lot of “fertilizer” and despite the many salty water thatContinue reading “Zeeland”

It is done!

My work at Petrogas is over … The project has been successfully completed. Fortunately, everything has been carried out without major accidents … Of course, much remains to be cleaned up and residual material to be removed, but our task to process all free phosphorus into phosphoric acid has been completed. Because of the COVID-19Continue reading “It is done!”

melancholy

Full of melancholy I cycled home yesterday after the last night shift … it could be the last … The “phosphoric acid plant” is now blowing the last vapor from its chimney … maybe a few more days … then the factory will die. What a differance compared to the situation on Juli 2010 …Continue reading “melancholy”

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