During my trip to Washington DC last month we visited a lot of the monuments there. Most of them I'd already seen on my trim last year, but the number and size of them still impressed me again. I took photos of several of them.
While I was in Washington DC last week I had one afternoon to visit museums. Last year I was also in DC and visited most of the museums I wanted to see, except for one: The Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History. So I went there last week. I wish I'd taken my macro lens, but I had to make due with my 50mm lens.
I love the night. I love gazing at stars, the silence and the darkness. Unfortunately there hardly is any true darkness left in the Netherlands, especially not in or near cities. It's not just a pity you can't see a lot of stars, but it's also bad for your health. Too much light at night affects your sleep. It's also bad for nature.
Which is why several dutch environmental organizations started the Night of the night (Nacht van de nacht) eight years ago. Every year, in october, during the night...
After years of construction, preceded by years of discussion, yesterday the new city square here in Leeuwarden was officially opened. The festivities actually started Thursday and go on today, but yesterday was the official opening of the square by our mayor Ferd Crone. He did a very short speech, much to the joy of a group of guys standing next to me in the crowd, because most people were there to see the main act of the festivities: The Kyteman Orchestra. The new square was packed full of...
I am a member of GroenLinks (the Dutch Green party). I like nature. So I'd like to have a lot of plants in my house. However, there is one problem: Plants usually don't live very long when I have to take care of them. I put them in the wrong place, don't give them enough water or give them too much water. Sometimes both at the same time. Most of the time I'm glad I'm able to keep myself alive.
So, I don't have a lot of plants in my house. Actually I've only had one normal plant which lasted...
I really enjoyed Castlefest two weeks ago and I will be going again next year. I took almost 500 pictures, but the best ones are already on this site now. So this is the last post about Castlefest for now, with just a couple more random pictures of a woman sewing, a woman looking the other way, a baby interested in a rope, an owl and... *drum role* ...ME!
The picture of me was taken by my father in front of a large wicker statue with big breasts which they torched in a ritual on Saturday (not...
To prove that Castlefest is actually a music festival, here are a couple of photos of musicians who played there. There were a lot of good band, none of which I knew before I decided to go to Castlefest. I also have no idea which bands the people in the photos belong to. I just know I liked most of the music and I should probably buy some of their albums, if I can figure out which ones I liked the most.
There were a lot of couples and whole families at Castlefest. Some were even dressed in style, like this couple dressed as nobleman and -woman. The man seemed to be more comfortable with his picture being taken. The woman actually looks mad in one of the photos, though I don't remember her being mad. I think it was just a transitional expression or something. Maybe just before laughing.
I told you there were men at Castlefest and here are the photos to prove it. It kind of surprised me the men/woman ratio was about 50/50 (except on Saturday when there were a lot more photographers). The reason why I have so much more photos of women than men is because the women dressed so much better (on average). Anyway, here are some pictures of some men at Castlefest, from pipe smoking man to angel to guy sticking his finger in the air.
As I said in an earlier post, Castlefest is a music festival and there were people dancing. They were mostly woman and the guys that were dancing didn't look as good so again only pictures of ladies. I promise I'll have some photos with men on them as well in the next couple of days. Honestly, there were men there. See, you can see them in the background.
Oh... and I'm one! (a man I mean)