Lighthouse Windows • Monday Window 11 May

Lighthouse Window • Monday Window

Lighthouse Windows is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window, 11 May.

Lighthouse Window • Monday Window
Lighthouse Window • Monday Window

Photographed in Cadaquès, Catalunia in January on a crisp winter morning.

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Clock Door • Thursday Doors May 7

Clock Door • Thursday Doors landscape

This Clock Door is my entry into Norm’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Clock Door • Thursday Doors
Clock Door • Thursday Doors

Over the past few months that I’ve been door-hunting, this is the only one with a large clock on top that I’ve come across. The clock has stopped working however, which is a shame. Took this photo at noon, this January.

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Animals That Keep Me Sane • Tuesday Photo Challenge

Snotje • Tuesday Photo Challenge

Here are a couple of photos of the two Animals That Keep Me Sane for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Snotje 2• Tuesday Photo Challenge
Snotje • Tuesday Photo Challenge

First and foremost is my 10 year old cat called Snotje. As I’ve posted a while back, she rules my one person household. She’s a handful, and sometimes she drives me absolutely mad. And just when I’m about to kill her she just gives me an adoring look. And I just melt. And everything is alright.

Sophie • Tuesday Photo Challenge
Sophie

And then there is my girlfriend’s Sophie, who only listens to her. Her whole life seems to revolve around just two things: food and my girlfriend. I’m only on her radar when those two things aren’t present. More than once she reminds me of that Joe Jackson song ‘won’t you be my number two‘.

For my previous submission in this Tuesday Photo Challenge, click here.

Monday Window 4 May • A Timeless Truth

Fatal Attraction • Monday Window cropped

A Timeless Truth is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window, 4 May.

Fatal Attraction • Monday Window 4 May
Fatal Attraction

Politically incorrect as it may be to some, I was completely taken by the ‘timeless truth’ of this photo. Who didn’t try to peer through the window of a beautiful sportscar to look what the interior was like? When you were young? Or even today?

For some of us, this proved to be a fatal attraction in that we today actually own one of those cars…

I just wish I had taken this photo, but I lifted this off the net.

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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.

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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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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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