It is the roof of a train at the station with a cut out of the city office. In itself the office is huge and ugly.
I appreciate this street art like I appreciate the Blues. On bricks!
The first time I ‘used’ a computer was in the early 1970s. At the technical university in Delft. As a student you made a pile of punched cards on a very large, noisy machine into which you had punched your ‘app’ [programs we called those app-lications], values for some parameters and your name and student… Continue reading Kilobytes vs Gigabytes
I created this fixture about half a century ago. It was a (free) assignment, part of the subject ‘materials science’: at the university! We learned to do a bit of welding. To use a microscope etc. And about densest sphere stacking. The math behind the latter I learned decades later as part of my education… Continue reading Universities and colleges
About four years ago I visited Rome with my brother (I was mainly looking for more inspiration for a sequel to my Dutch faction-novel Alexandra’s Reis). During a long walk our attention was drawn to this enormous building. It has a really impressive exterior, visible from afar. It was less impressive than St. Peter’s Basilica,… Continue reading How many more popes?
Contemporary and friend of Rembrandt van Rijn. The craftsmanship with which especially the fabrics are depicted is really astonishing. It even stands out a bit against the representation of hands and faces.
Work (on oilpainting) in progress. Those microphones looked really high-tech back then.More so then, than when the great composer, guitarist and performer Zappa used them:
This is a photo of a Turkish -or should I say Ottoman?- restaurant in Scheveningen, near The Hague, Netherlands.1453 is the year Turkish ruler Erdogan often brags about: it was the year the Turkish invaders of Anatolia conquered and devastated the christian city Constantinople, in effect terminating the Byzantine Empire. Do any search on the… Continue reading Imagine…
I produced this one in a couple of hours in the beginning of 2019.In the atelier of my first painting teacher I started to make the brown paint and to quickly create the face. When I came home I noticed that the face showed too much similarity with that of British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.… Continue reading Not Jeremy Corbyn
In april 2022 I visited a lovely city in the eastern part of Germany: Cottbus. To my surprise and somewhat to my delight, I discovered a synagogue near the hotel I was staying in. And to my astonishment, I saw these images on the side of the small, stark white building. It looks like two… Continue reading Coincidence does exist. Or not?