One Door, Many Bells • Thursday Doors

8 letterboxes, one door • thursday doors

One Door, Many Bells • Thursday Doors

For as long as anyone can remember there has been a housing shortage in the Netherlands. Even, or should I say especially, today. We’re short 80,000 affordable houses for rent, the so-called social rentals (sociale huurwoningen), primarily for young, starting families and couples.

Most of the houses behind the doors I’ve been showing were built for occupancy by one (affluent) family (and their servants). The family entrance usually consists of one, main front door. The servants’ door was usually on souterrain/basement level or a side-/back-entrance.

One way of solving this problem is to split up the 3- and 4-story houses into 3 or 4 different apartments, where each one would fit a starters-family. There are more than a few house-owners have converted their house(s) into separate apartments per floor. The front door then is the communal entrance.

3 bells, one door • thursday doors 1
3 Bells, One Door
3 Letterboxes, One Door
3 Letterboxes, One Door
3 Letterboxes, One Door
4 Bells, One Door • Thursday Doors
4 Bells, One Door

So far, it makes a lot of sense. Divvy up a house into maximum of 1 apartment per floor. But take a look at the following:

8 Bells, One Door • Thursday Doors
8 Bells, One Door
8 letterboxes, one door • thursday doors
8 letterboxes, one door

One Door, Many Bells for Norm’s Thursday Doors.

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Mid-Week Monochrome • MWM • #34

Midget stairs • MWM #34

Mid-Week Monochrome • MWM • #34

Midget stairs • MWM #34
Midget stairs • MWM #34

Submission for Brashley Photographys Mid-Week Monochrome and Cee’s B&W Challenge.

I have posted this photo before on Norm’s challenge, but somehow I like this monochrome version at least as much.

Andy Warhol on Edie Sedgwick • One-Liner Wednesday

A young Andy Warhol and model Edie Sedgwick

Andy Warhol on Edie Sedgwick • One-Liner Wednesday

A young Andy Warhol and model Edie Sedgwick
Warhol and Sedgwick

On December 6, 2017 Vanity Fair published ‘Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick: A Brief, White-Hot, and Totally Doomed Romance’, a rambling yet nostalgic look into Andy and Edie’s short-lived mutual obsession. ‘Comparing Andy and Edie to, at once, Marilyn Monroe and Romeo and Juliet, the article is a lot, but it also managed to rekindle my fascination with the duo’s strange mirroring of one another, as Edie transformed from a Cambridge brunette into a shorn-locked, silver-haired, amphetamine queen. As Warhol described in The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A To B and Back Again,

“One person in the 1960s fascinated me more than anybody I had ever known. And the fascination I experienced was probably very close to a certain kind of love”

According to the site filthy dreams. (Which has as subtitle For Minorities Who Don’t Even Fit Into Our Own Minorities.)

Andy Warhol on Edie Sedgwick • One-liner Wednesday

For Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt, April 29, 2020.

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Everything Will Turn Out Fine • Monday Window, 27 April

Everything Will Turn Out Fine • Monday Window

Everything Will Turn Out Fine is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window, 20 April. I noticed this cute reassurance, made out of Lego, on Kings’ Day this morning.

Everything Will Turn Out Fine • Monday Window
Everything Will Turn Out Fine

It’s King’s Day today, what normally means streets are bustling with people trying to sell their superfluous stuff at bargain prices, and those that are just browsing and occasionally buying something.

This year however all this is banned and the streets are deserted. Kind of an eerie feeling.

Click below to see what fellow bloggers cooked up for this Monday Window, 27 April.

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Fandango’s Friday Flashback • Treasure Hunt

Fisherman setting out to sea in Cuba at sunset • Lens-Artists #85

Fandango’s Friday Flashback • Treasure Hunt. I’ve not been a blogger nearly long enough to be able to go a year back. So this re-post of Lens Artists on #FFF is from February 24.

Treasure Hunt • Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #85

The #85 edition of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge by Tina urges us to go on a ‘Treasure Hunt’ in your photo library. For details, see the link.

Challenge items

Fisherman setting out to sea in Cuba at sunset • Lens-Artists #85
Fisherman setting out to sea in Cuba at sunset • Lens-Artists #85

While the setting sun is a bit of an after-thought, here’s a more obvious and cliché one. Notice the outline of the moon right above the sun.

Setting sun over the sea • Lens-Artists #85
Setting sun over the sea • Lens-Artists #85
Little bird haughtily turning its back
Little bird haughtily turning its back
My late friend Bulletje
My late friend Bulletje
A funny sign • Lens•Artists #85
A funny sign
Once I was a bicycle
Basilica of Our Lady • Lens-Artists
Basilica of Our Lady • Maastricht • The Netherlands
A double decker airplane
A double decker airplane
Water taxis • Lens-Artists #85
Water Taxis on a cold morning

Extra credit items

Portrait of a Flamengo guitarist in Cuba
Portrait of a Flamenco guitarist in Cuba
Portrait of a fruit salesman in Cuba
Portrait of a fruit salesman in Cuba
Unusual place to have dinner • Moroccan desert • Lens-Artists
Unusual place to have dinner • Moroccan desert
An animal you don't normally see
An animal you don’t normally see

So, this treasure hunt of the #85 Lens-Artists Photo Challenge seriously depleted my photo library.

You can find more entries in photo challenges here.