Saturday, May 27, 2006


Didn't made much pictures lately and after all this is a photo weblog, so I didn't had much to post about. The main reason is that I'm quite busy at the moment with some legal stuff. Don't need to go into all the details, but that's basically the reason why I didn't post much the past weeks.

Anyway, Thursdayafternoon I went together with Noriko to an opening of an exhibition in our hometown Utrecht of my friend, artist, sculptor and former roommate Gerard van den Berg. For those who can read Dutch you can find his resume here.

Of course I can keep a pretentious story about arts in general and Gerard's work in particular, but I'm not going to bother you with that. Also because I don't have much theoratical knowledge about arts, especially sculpture. I have some knowledge about art history, but I'm not an expert.

Art, regardless if it's the visual or the performing arts, is something you must see, read or listen to. That's why I prefer not too talk too much about it. For me art is good if it can make me look or listen to things differently or if it's simply beautiful in my humble opinion or just overwhelming.

Well, let's cut the crap! Here are some pics of some of Gerard van den Berg's sculptures. If you have any comment, you can let me know. I'll make sure Gerard will get it.

This was just one of the views from the building where the exhibition was.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Normally this isn't a political blog

This is mainly a photoblog about photography with pics from my daily life, trips and other trivial stuff.

Normally I don't post much about politics, but today I make an exception.

On my brother's weblog Dutchblog Israel I saw a post with a link to the weblog of Lisa Goldman. In one of her posts she reports about Alaa Ahmed Seif al-Islam, an Egyptian weblogger who and several others were detained by the police while demonstrating peacefully in support of the independence of the judiciary in Egypt.

Alaa and his wife Manal are famous in the Egyptian weblogcommunity for their democracy activism.

Bloggers started a campaign to get Alaa free and after checking some background information at some of the links at Lisa Goldman's post I feel a lot of sympathy for this campaign, so that's why I make an exception and pay attention to this matter in this post. I also will put a banner on the right site and if people see this post, please check some of the links and sign the petition. It only takes 2 or 3 minutes. It's a small gesture on our behalf but very meaningful for the people involved in Egypt like Alaa.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Finally some new pics

PC-problems are still not completely solved yet. Because I was busy I haven't been able to take proper care of the PC-trouble. But I can post now, so I better should use this opportunity.

My mate Andy from the UK visited me for a week and went back last Wednesday. We didn't do as much as we planned, but we had a nice time anyway. We made some trips within a one hour reach of my hometown. And the rest of the time we spend in and around my hometown.

Here are a few pics from our visit to Deventer next to the river IJssel, a nice town with a historic centre and a member of the historical Hanseatic League and still call themselve a Hanse city.

A lot of scenes from the famous 1977 war movie (WW 2) "A Bridge Too Far" from Richard Attenbourough was shot around Deventer.

I'll try to post some more pics later on.