'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

vrijdag 30 november 2012

South Africa

Ten years ago I made a trip by train in South Africa from Johannesburg until Cape Town. I made a lot of pictures of the tourist attractions. 
And sometimes things happen when you have your camera nearby.
I scanned some of my favourites.

Durban, these ladies were here at the beach for a photoshoot.
And of course I took one!
This was our train, I made this photo in a bend, hanging out of the window.
These people were buying oranges, we were in a little bus. On the train were five of these busses to bring us to all places. We slept in the train.
By Cape Town, mother and the little one. Isn't she sweet?

donderdag 15 november 2012

Sea and beach

Always much to see on the beach of the Noordzee, 
this is a real artwork..

He is fishing on shrimps

Beautiful work of Marlène Sjerps, called: The sea and she