donderdag 30 juni 2011

The hills of Tuscany! Ferenc Mate

A new life in an old land.

dinsdag 28 juni 2011

Vincent van Gogh! The Hague

On Place 14, The Hague Vincent van Gogh worked from August 8, 1869 - June 13, 1873 in the art gallery of  Goupil.

Op Plaats nummer 14 werkte van 8 augustus 1869 - 13 juni 1873 Vincent van Gogh bij de bekende kunsthandel de firma Goupil.

Now one can see a plaquette
near the entrance of store, showing
that Vincent van Gogh has
worked hear!

Beach at Scheveningen! Anno 1685!

The Beach at Scheveningen.1658
Adriaen van de Velde

maandag 27 juni 2011

Fun movie! Pranzo di Ferragosto

Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly frequent quiet sessions at the local tavern. As an Oriental saying goes, 'Moments of crisis are moments of opportunities'. These appear during the celebration of the holiday of Ferragosto on 15 August. That's when everybody leaves town to have fun. Opportunity knocks on Gianni's door in the most unexpected way.

De vijftigjarige alleenstaande Giovanni woont bij zijn moeder in Rome. Het hemelvaarstweekend komt eraan en door toeval heeft hij de taak om verschillende oudere dames te entertainen en een goed verzorgde lunch voor ze te organiseren.

zaterdag 25 juni 2011

Delft - Famous spot!

donderdag 23 juni 2011

Oude Kerk - Delft!

Oude Kerk

dinsdag 21 juni 2011

Delft - Street of Vermeer???

maandag 20 juni 2011

Squirrel and two cosy cats!

zondag 19 juni 2011

The Reluctant Tuscan - Phil Doran

Rising From The Mist in the sun-blushed hills of Tuscany is Il Piccolo Rustico, a 300-year-old stone farmhouse that Nancy Doran dreams of lovingly restoring into an idlyllic home. All her husband Phil can see is a crumbling money pit that, as far as dreams go, is more of a nightmare. Reluctantly leaving behind high -octane, air-conditioned Los Angeles where he lives and works as a writer-producer, Phil is uprooted to a strange country intoxicated by O sole mio, virgin olive oil and oak-aged Chianti. The local village reveals itself to be a hive of seething passions, secrets and age-old blood feuds, and the newcomers find that life is not all strolls around town during the passagiato and relaxing under the awnings of picturesque cafes. Beset by a rift of exasperating challenges - from the cunning tricks of the Pinatore family to an infuriating Byzantine Italian bureaucracy - it is only with an inspired touch of the 'Inner Italian' that Phil and Nancy finally manage to soften the hearts of their neighbours and are embraced by the community (bron:

zaterdag 18 juni 2011

One of the canals in Delft!

vrijdag 17 juni 2011

Grey heron!

and other birds!

donderdag 16 juni 2011

Robert Dean Frisbie!

His travel stories have survived to this day of great value. They contain detailed descriptions and adventurous about life in Polynesia and in particular the Cook Islands. His work is characterized by his passionate quest for solitude. The following books are under his name in print:

Zijn reisverhalen zijn tot op de dag van vandaag van grote waarde. Ze bevatten gedetailleerde en avontuurlijke beschrijvingen over het leven in Polynesië en in het bijzonder op de Cookeilanden. Zijn werk wordt gekenmerkt door zijn gepassioneerde zoektocht naar eenzaamheid. De volgende boeken zijn onder zijn naam in druk verschenen:

The Book of Puka-Puka (A Lone Trader On A South Sea Atoll) (1929)
The Ghost of Alexander Perks, A.B. (1931)
A Copra Island (1932)
My Tahiti (1937)
Mr. Moonlight's Island (1939)
The Island of Desire (The Story of a South Sea Trader) (1944)
Amaru: A Romance of the South Seas (1945)
Dawn Sails North (1949)

Books of his daughter Florence (Johnny) Frisbie:

Amazing book!

Samuel Taylor Coleridge!

What if you slept

And what if

In your sleep

You dreamed

And what if

In your dream

You went to heaven

And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower

And what if

When you awoke

You had that flower in your hand

Ah, what then?

dinsdag 14 juni 2011

Souvenirs Delft!

maandag 13 juni 2011

Pure Dutch! Oer-Hollands!


zondag 12 juni 2011

De Candelaer! Delft!

Near the Nieuwe Kerk!
Handmade Delft earthware!

zaterdag 11 juni 2011

Vermeer centrum! Delft!

In the Vermeer centrum one can learn more
about the life and work of the painter!
In the shop one can buy magnificent copies
of the painting above, The girl with a pearl earring!

vrijdag 10 juni 2011

Sascalia on Etsy!

Published with permission of the artist!

Published with permission of the artist!

Published with permission of the artist!
Whimsical Folk Art Mixed Media Collage Paintings, Prints and Prints mounted on wood. Trees, Flowers, Fairies and Mermaid Art Prints and Original Paintings.
Please visit:

Her Photography Shop

Visit her blog at

donderdag 9 juni 2011

Town hall of Delft on a sunny day!

On such days, Delft is full with tourists from different countries, such as
Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, China, Belgium and France!

woensdag 8 juni 2011 / Stray dogs in Romania!

Readers of this blog one issue (one of the issues in this world) I want to share with you!
Stray dogs and cats, which is a huge problem!

The website is only in Dutch, but please take note
of this. There are 3 million stray dogs and cats
in Romania.
A Dutch vetinary team helps as much as they
can to relieve some of the problems, which
is food, medicines, surgery etc. etc.
For Dutch visitors of this blog: please put
the website name on your website!

dinsdag 7 juni 2011

Shopping in Delft!

maandag 6 juni 2011

My favourite painting!

My favourite painting of Vermeer!

Portrait of a woman!
Is also such an amazing painting!
The first painting is somewhat glamourous and the second painting is much less glamourous but nevertheless a great painting!

zondag 5 juni 2011

Yellow step in Delft!

zaterdag 4 juni 2011

Delft Blue, Prinsenhof!

Willem van Oranje!
3 juni 2011

Prinsenhof garden, Delft!
3 juni 2011
Delft Blue!
3 juni 2011

Delft Blue in the garden of the Prinsenhof!
3 juni 2011

vrijdag 3 juni 2011

Scheveningen by day and by night!

donderdag 2 juni 2011

Envelope templates! Fine paper!

 For making your own envelopes in two sizes. You can use all sorts of paper, such as the ones above.