Floating On Top of the Trash • April Squares

Floating on top of the trash • April Squares
Floating on top of the trash square
Floating on top of the trash • April Squares

For BeckyB.‘s April Squares challenge.

Electricity House Mural (2) • Monday Mural, 13 April

Electricity House Mural (2) • Monday Mural, 13 April

Electricity House Mural (2) • Monday Mural, 13 April.

Electricity House Mural (2) • Monday Mural, 13 April
Electricity House Mural (2) • Monday Mural, 13 April
Electricity House Mural (2) • Monday Mural, 13 April 2
Electricity House Mural (2) • Monday Mural, 13 April 2

Discovered in The Hague, The Netherlands in April 2020. Entry in Sami’s challenge April 13. For more Monday Mural entrees, click here.

Secondhand Store Window • Monday Window, 13 April

Secondhand Store Window • Monday Window landscape

Secondhand Store Window is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window, 13 April.

Secondhand Store Window • Monday Window
Secondhand Store Window • Monday Window

I’ll think I’ll pass on having breakfast in bed…

Click below to see what fellow bloggers cooked up for this Monday Window, 13 April.

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If you’d like to see more of my Monday Windows, click here.

On Top of the Pedestal • April Squares

On top of the pedestal • April Squares

On Top of the Pedestal • April Squares

On top of the pedestal
On top of the pedestal

This statue on top of the pedestal is called the Player. It can be found on the Koningsplein in the Hague. Just opposite of one of my local’s, Sint Joris en de Draeck.

The pedestal dates back to 1999, when a precious statue stood on top of this box, but that didn’t survive the Dutch weather (I kid you not). If you want to know more about the Player’s background, this is where you need to click.

For BeckyB.‘s April Squares challenge.

Fandango’s Friday Flashback • Ali Bombaye!

Fandango’s Friday Flashback • Ali Bombaye!. I’ve not been a blogger nearly long enough to be able to go a year back. So this re-post of Three Things Challenge #170 on #FFF is from March 10.

Ali Bomaye! • Three Things Challenge #170

Ali Bomaye! • Three Things Challenge #170 is my entry into this challenge by pensitivity101.

I totally forgot the birthday of the (self-proclaimed) Greatest which was on January 16. The prompt of fight, wound and blood however immediately made me remember. Here’s a small tribute to correct this faux-pas.

He had been spoiling for the Rumble in the Jungle. Certainly the greatest fight of his career. The chance to redeem himselfAfter he was stripped of his World Champion title for political reasons, he was lusting for blood. It still is a miracle he emerged victorious without so much as a wound n his face. And a beating he took the first 6 or 7 rounds. While many (wrongly) accused him of rope-a-doping, there are those who point out that it was a combination of his unrivaled skills, strategy and his loud mouth. But no matter who’s right or who’s wrong, that single fight in Kinshasa, Zaire proved once and for all that he was the Greatest. Ever. Ali Bomaye!

Ali Bomaye!
Ali Bomaye!

If you’d like to see the Greatest outfighting the Strongest check out this link.

Or watch the Oscar-winning documentary When we were Kings for FREE on Hulu, by clicking here.

When we were Kings
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You do not have to read the next part, as it contains nothing of interest or any value. To please Google – according to their own Analytics nobody ever clicks on this link – click here to read my other submission into this writing challenge. And to appease this pompous almighty one even more I have to include this one more time. Three Things Challenge #170.

On Top of the Pole, Forever • April Squares

Still flying proudly at top of the pole

On Top of the Pole, Forever • April Squares

Still flying proudly • April Squares
Still flying proudly

Despite a bit of wear and tear, this Catalonian flag is still flying proudly on top of the pole. The dream of an independent Catalunya is still very much alive ánd visible everywhere.

For BeckyB.‘s April Squares challenge.

Portico Doors Phenomena • Thursday Doors

184 & 185 Portico Doors • Thursday Doors landscape

For Norm’s Thursday Doors are these Portico Doors Phenomena. I guess many cities have them. I found these when walking the dog in my hometown the Hague. According to Wikipedia, this kind of architecture was developed to give shelter to the elements. I do believe however there were economic forces at play at the time.

They do present you with the opportunity though to cram 5 doors in a portrait sized shot.

5 doors •
5 doors
116, 118 & 120 Portico Doors •
116, 118 & 120 Portico Doors

This way, 6 doors fit in a portrait sized picture without a problem. Please note that the doors to the souterrains are different from the sets of twin doors giving access to the main house.

Corner houses do hardly pose a problem to this kind of architecture, as the 2 photos below show.

184 & 185 Portico Doors
184 & 185 Portico Doors
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Portico Doors • Thursday Doors
194 & 195 Portico Doors

Lastly, portico’s don’t always give access to s souterrain or basement.

As said, I shot these Portico Doors Phenomena within a 20 minute walk..

For next week, I’ve found some more twin doors

Andy Warhol on Connection • One-Liner Wednesday

Triple Elvis • [Ferus type] • 1963 landscape

Andy Warhol on Connnection • One-Liner Wednesday

Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains – daisy chains – of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between ‘his,’ ‘her’ or ‘their’ wish and yours.

Andy Warhol
Triple Elvis • [Ferus type] • 1963
Triple Elvis • [Ferus type] • 1963

For Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt, April 8, 2020.

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