Saturday, July 28, 2012

The view

My view since i came home yesterday...

Friday, July 27, 2012

New clouds

My lunch order.

Clouds came in today. Apparently the rain is gonna start again...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cyling through Zeeburg

Very good techno music on my way to work.

View from the bus.

Walking the last stretch to work.

Having a small break outside at work.

And walking back to the ferry again. This flower caught my eye yesterday. I like it.

The weather was so nice and it's gonna be over so soon that I just had to get on my bike. Here is the Choppermeister.

I had no plan and went East towards Flevopark. At some point I felt a strong urge to take a left, an area I had never been before. And so I ended up in Zeeburg.

Very nice and interesting area! It's got re-used warehouses everywhere and the whole area used to be docklands with lots of islands that were once made to be harbours but then lost their use.

I reckon these are still WWII bullet holes.

Map of the area.

Cool new building. There is some awesome architecture in this area.

At some point all of the sudden I found myself at the edge of the city. It's just ended, right there, at the water. It felt weird and exciting, like I had discovered something.

I took a break at this special place.

Awesome bridge.


Another statue called "Zeeman op de uitkijk".

I had a break at the head of Java island. Great views and there's also a great little park that may need to be used for a picnic someday!

On my way back home I cycled through the Jordaan.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The fuckery

I spent 90 minutes with helicopter noise coming from 2 choppers above the centre of town. It was because of 2 aggressive guys on a roof throwing shit down.

Dutch "news" article about this fuckery:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The beach / sunset

Waiting for the ferry. The sun was already bloody hot.

The weather was so awesome that I called Marjolein to ask if she felt like going to the beach and she did! I took the train down to Haarlem straight after work and grabbed a bite on my way. At the station I met Marjolein and we rented me a bike and cycled to the beach. Once at the beach we turned in to  Cape-woman and blob-man. Except that I've kinda been blob man all my life but Marjolein doesn't usually wear a cape ;-)

We went for a swim, the water was great, and floated for about half an hour. It was awesome :-)
Then we had a few drink and watched the sun set.

And then we went home again. It was a lovely evening :-)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Der Hansie

Sometimes when I need a break I visit Paul on the other side of the building where his office is. he was incredibly busy today. A-huh ;-)

After work I ran in to my ex-colleague Hans who travelled through Asia for about a year or almost a year, can't remember. He was looking well but also a lot thinner! Maybe I should go to Asia for a year as well...

Tonight for dinner I made a salad out of leaves, goat's cheese, a drizzle of honey, a bit of crispy baked bacon and pine nuts. very nice!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Vondelpark walk

This morning I went for an early walk through the Vondel park with my camera. here are a couple of shots from that walk:

This graffiti was on the way home.

Late arvo I went to Mulligans to meet Gerrit. Spotted a Zebra in a boat...


Gerrit at Coco's where we had dinner. Burger tragedy. Not going there for a while I think.

Gable stone on the way home.

Canal houses.