Resist My Prince • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Resist, My Prince • CB&W

Resist, My Prince • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is my entry for Letter R – at least six letters the letter R in the word.

Resist, My Prince • CB&W
Resist, My Prince • CB&W

This is part of an artwork (which I have dubbed ‘Forbidden Books’) that is currently on display in Museum Voorlinden.

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CB&W

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Thursday Doors 11 June • A Few Steps To The Front Door

Directly On The Street

Thursday Doors 11 June • A Few Steps To The Front Door

Almost all of the doors in Holland’s inner-cites are directly on the sidewalk. Like in this post, or the example below.

Directly On The Street
Directly On The Street

But some lucky bastards have the luxury of having to take a few steps towards the front door.

A Few Extra Steps • Thursday Doors
A Few Extra Steps • Thursday Doors
Kids' Drawing In The Front Yard • Thursday Doors
Kids Having Fun…
A sanded down Front door
Work-in-Progress?
Not much fantasy displayed here either...
Not much fantasy displayed here either…

But as these photos show, the Dutch do not really know how to appreciate those few extra steps to their front door.

A Few Steps To The Front Door for Norm‘s Thursday Doors 11 June.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #100 • The Long And Winding Road

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #100 • The Long And Winding Road

Tina Schnell has the pleasure to host the #100 of Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, which is aptly called The Long And Winding Road.

Disclaimer: the below isn’t meant to be a politicized message…it is rather meant to be one of humanity. Unfortunately these days, they are joined at the hip.

The United States, as well as the rest of the world for that matter, have had their downs, and some ups, when it comes to discrimination and racism over the last 100 years. But what sets the USA apart from most of the rest of the world is the stance of its leadership given the (global) protests in the light of the George Floyd killing.

On a side note: I have been appalled at the way the Mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, is catching all kinds of flak for allowing a peaceful protest against racism to continue despite the fact that it went in against all the Covid-19 rules. This is what politics in the Netherlands have come down to, the how instead of the what.

Back to the subject at hand then, this video illustrates that racial equality still is a long and winding road.

Black Americans have spent 100s of years desperately making the case for their own humanity and have been relentlessly, and often brutally silenced.

James Corden

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Monday Window 8 June • Small Blue Window

Small Blue Window • Monday Window

Small Blue Window is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window 8 June.

Small Blue Window • Monday Window
Small Blue Window • Monday Window

Spotted this window in Cadaquès, Catalunia earlier this year.

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Bench By The Sea • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

A bench by the sea

Bench By The Sea • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is my entry for benches.

A bench by the sea
A bench by the sea

I took this moody photo by the beach which is a 15 minute walk from where I live.

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CB&W

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Thursday Doors 4 June • Garage Doors

Thursday Doors 4 June • Garage Doors

When I was much younger, one of my dreams was to once own a building with a garage as the ground floor. Being the city-slicker I am, this obviously had to be somewhere downtown. A place where I could tinker on my old-timers and could park my daily car. Obviously, while these houses do exist, they are hard to come by. And when you do find one, they’re generally hideously looking. Like some of these in The Hague:

Garage Doors 1 • Thursday Doors
Garage Doors 2 • Thursday Doors
Garage Doors 3 • Thursday Doors
Garage Doors 4

But there are notable exceptions…

Jügendstil Garage Doors

Especially in another town where I wouldn’t mind living, Cadaquès, Catalunia. Somehow the Spaniards have understood how to incorporate on-site garage doors in an aesthetically interesting way.

Cadaquès Garage Doors3
Cadaquès Garage Doors1
Cadaquès Garage Doors

Garage Doors for Norm‘s Thursday Doors 4 June.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #99 • Old vs New

Lens-Artists • Old vs New

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #99 • Old vs New

For the ins &outs, head over to Amy’s Share and Connect blog who is our host of Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #99.

Lens-Artists • Old vs New
Lens-Artists • Old vs New

I lifted this photo a while back from a tweet by Elon Musk.

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Monday Window 1 June • Sala Caturla

Sala Caturla • Monday Window

Sala Caturla is my entry in Ludwig Keck’s challenge Monday Window, 1 June.

Sala Caturla • Monday Window
Sala Caturla • Monday Window

Spotted this window in Villa Clara, Cuba in 2016. Sala Caturla is the music and performance hall, Marti Library, in in the Former City Hall.

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Thursday Doors 28 May • Short Doors

Short Doors • Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors 28 May • Short Doors

My previous posts mainly featured doors of a normal height, i.e. 2 to 2.10 meters, or some 6.6 – 6.9 foot. While the below doors may seem normal at first glance, they stand barely 1.80 meters or 5.9 foot tall. Short enough to give you a blinding headache if you’re not careful.

Thursday Doors 28 May • Short Doors
Thursday Doors 28 May • Short Doors

These short doors are usually situated on street level, and are the entrance to the souterrain (basement) which in the ‘old’ days was generally where the servants were housed. With today’s housing shortage they are now usually occupied by couples starting out.

More Short Doors • Thursday Doors
More Short Doors • Thursday Doors
Even More Short Doors
Even More Short Doors
Short Doors • Thursday Doors
In Need of Some TLC
In Need of Some TLC

Short Doors for Norm‘s Thursday Doors.

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