27 November 2011
I left Copenhagen mid-September and I must say I am missing my time there. In a way life was less hectic over there, I knew less people and I spent more time alone discovering the streets and shooting pictures than I have done since I've been back in Amsterdam.
These pictures were take in the area Vesterbro, around the corner from where I was living. It's a very trendy neighbourhood combining low-life junkies and homeless with cool cafes and amazing street art.
04 October 2011
03 October 2011
|Found in the Jordaan|
|Paradijsplein - Amsterdam Oost|
29 September 2011
I went to the parc this afternoon to relax and enjoy the sun, and on my way home I saw this flower and its shadow behind. It's not a perfect picture, but taking my camera everywhere with me is definitely helping to train my eye. Now off to look at some photography tutorials on youtube:-)
27 September 2011
I don't remember when I started to really like street art, but I think it began when I fell upon the Banksy book in the living room of the flat I was sharing. His art was so funny and witty, it just had me laughing to myself. Or maybe it was the Laser 3.14 messages all around Amsterdam. I'm not certain. But since a few years I really enjoy spotting art on the walls, stencils, graffiti or stickers that are left apparently for the sole purpose of getting us to look at a things differently.
11 September 2011
Last weekend, I spent all of sunday cycling around on my free bike through Copenhagen to the seaside at Amagerstrand. I saw many wonderful things during my tours of the city, but what I like the most is that there is a series of local initiatives which totally correspond to my belief of the way our urban development should be heading.
Prags Have is a beautiful community garden built on an abandoned industrial terrain. It's aim is to bring the local people closer to how food is produced, have a meeting point for local children to learn how to garden. There's also a kitchen where they prepare dishes with products from the garden.
I would LOVE to have a similar garden in my neighbourhood in Amsterdam. I need to find out if there is one, who knows...
Read more here: http://urbanagriculture.dk/?p=572
05 September 2011
I've not been blogging for a long time, just over a year actually. 2 weeks after my last post, my father died. It went much faster than we expected. It was tough, but somehow not as tough as the 9 months before, when he was very sick with cancer. After that, I didn't feel the urge to blog for a while, nothing seemed worth saying really.