'In Almere is alles nieuw; daar is geen replica uit de Gouden Eeuw te vinden. Het heeft zijn korte geschiedenis, die meer is dan charme, en wie er goed kijkt zal het geen moeite kosten te zien dat de nieuwe stad en het nieuwe land ook mooi zijn, weergaloos.'

'Everything in Almere is new; there are no replica's from the Golden Age to be found here. It has a short history which is more than charm , and for those who observe carefully it will not be difficult to see that the new town and new land have an unparalleled beauty of their own.'

From: De ontdekking van Almere, H.J.A. Hofland

zondag 29 januari 2012

Wijk aan Zee

Today was the last day of the chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, 
it is the largest tournament of the world.
It is very special that the amateurs are playing side bij side to the grandmasters.


dinsdag 24 januari 2012

This winter I learned something about quilting and this is my first quilt, handmade!

In the museum of Huizen, a fishersvillage in Holland, is an exhibition 
'Textiel en Taal'  (Textile and Language)
Here some pictures:

I found this one real funny, in Dutch it names: Koemelkersbroek, 
in English I would say Cow's milkershorts/pants?
It is made by Jansje Dane

maandag 2 januari 2012

Rainbow and Red deer...
Happy New Year!

It was sunny and I cycled to the Oostvaardersplassen. 
I made a walk in the wood and saw a herd of red deer...

It started to rain and that that beautiful rainbow....