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.

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My View From The Couch • Monday Window, 20 April

My View From The Couch • Monday Window

My View From The Couch is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window, 20 April. It is exactly that, the view I had when I was lying on my girlfriend’s couch.

My View From The Couch • Monday Window
My View From The Couch • Monday Window

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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…

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Bears in the Windows • Monday Window, 6 April

Bear in the Window • Monday Windows

Bears in the Windows is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window, 6 April. I’m not sure about you, but I have been wondering about seeing bears (the stuffed kind) in windows all of a sudden. So I checked this latest craze out. Landed on the KSAT site with this:

If you’ve been on a walk in your neighborhood this week, you may have noticed an odd phenomenon — there are teddy bears and pictures of rainbows in the front windows of some homes. If you’re wondering why that is, there’s a very good explanation.
Parents are spreading the word over social media, asking people to place stuffed bears and rainbows in the windows to create a social-distancing-approved scavenger hunt.
The teddy bears idea was inspired by a popular book and song for preschoolers called “We’re Going On a Bear Hunt.”
Both the song and book start out:
“We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. I’m not scared. What a beautiful day!”
Some parents have said the rainbow scavenger hunt is a good reminder for kids (and adults) to look for the good in the world at a time of uncertainty and worry.

Bear in the Window • Monday Windows
Bear in the Window • Monday Windows

The text on the yellow note translates as ‘This is a little bear dressed as Mickey Mouse!’

‘Crazy Dutch I can hear you think…’

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Inside Windows • Monday Window, 30 March

Inside Windows • Monday Windows

Inside Windows is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window, 30 March. I photographed these windows inside of the building of the Dutch Broadcasting Corporation (NOS) nearly 10 years ago. At the time it was one of those rare shots without any people running around. I guess that today there’s hardly anybody to be found…

Inside Windows • Monday Windows
Inside Windows • Monday Windows

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Once We Were Windows • Monday Window, 23 March

Once we were windows • Monday Window

Once We Were Windows is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window, 23 March. This sorry sight of windows almost beyond repair is all too common in Cuba.

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Once we were windows 4 • Monday Window

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Window with a View • Monday Window, 16 March

Window with a view • Monday Window

Window with a View is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window 16 March. ‘Duh…most windows have a view’ I can hear most of you think. But not all windows have this sight. Which was all the more rewarding since we had to make it to the top of the mountain first.

Gazing out the window • Monday Window
Window with a view • Monday Window

This mountaintop restaurant just outside of Cadaquès, Catalunia just had some spectacular vistas. While the photo above was taken from our table in the restaurant, the photo below was taken through the front door.

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A sight for sore eyes…

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Night Shop Window • Monday Window, 9 March

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Night Shop Window is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window 9 March. Just the window of one of the many night shops that still exist in The Hague. I’ve wondered for some time how they manage to keep their doors open with supermarkets in basically every neighbourhood open until 10 pm. What those shopkeepers are telling me is that they have a loyal group of customers who don’t mind paying 10% extra. Like me…

Night Shop Window • Monday Window
Night Shop Maria’s Corner

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The Hague Windows • Monday Window, 2 March

The Hague Windows is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window 2 March. If you thought that last week’s photo’s of the Architecture of Density were ‘safely depressing’ in that they were continents away from you, think again. One can find The Architecture of Density basically in every major city. I took this photo of a block of apartment buildings in the Hague, the Netherlands.

Downtown the Hague

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Michael Wolf Windows • Monday Window, 24 February

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Michael Wolf Windows is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window 24 February. The late Michael Wolf was a German photographer who lived for 8 years or so in Hong Kong, working as a photographer for Stern Magazine. According to Wikipedia Wolf has stated said that a decline in the magazine industry led to photojournalism assignments becoming ‘stupid and boring’ and from 2003 he decided to work only on fine-art photography projects.

Architecture of Density

One of these projects was called Architecture of Density. The photos below show you why.

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‘The Back Door of Hong Kong’

One of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the world, Hong Kong has an overall density of nearly 6,700 people per square kilometer. The majority of its citizens live in flats in high-rise buildings. In Architecture of Density, Wolf investigates these vibrant city blocks, finding mesmerizing abstractions in the buildings’ facades. He called it in one of his last interviews semi-lovingly ‘The Back Door of Hong Kong’. I, having spent enough time in Hong Kong, not so lovingly just dubbed this after him. Michael Wolf Windows.

Obviously, these are photographs that I took of his giant photographs on display in the KunstMuseum in The Hague (back in 2018). The first thing that struck me is the lifelessness of this body of work. The second thing that is clearly noticeable is that this work is almost devoid of perspective.

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