Sunday, February 23, 2014



Today is the last day of the Olympic Wintergames. Didyou watch the games?

We have seen young people fighting for medals in all sorts of wintersports. Holland is a country with many iceskaters and this year we had several champions , going for gold, silver and bronze. All together they won 24 medals and that  many was a record, unbelievable for such a small country as ours. We are all so proud

We saw it all on TV and here I have a few photo’s to show you.



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Sunday, February 16, 2014



Most years in mid February it is real winter here. Not this time. We hardly had any frost at night and no snow at all. I can tell you, I don’t really mind.

Because of me having had a bit of a flu I had to get into my files again. These photo´s were made in January and February 2012.I love the colors  of the lovely crocuses and the beautiful blue hyacinths.

The geese in the park were fed  another time when we  were there for a walk.There was lots of ice and snow then.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014


On one of our cruises we visited the beautiful and incredible city of Istanbul. One of the cities I would love to visit again. I have a few photo’s from  our far too short visit.
There is this giant Grand Bazaar with its heart in the old town. It has 4000 (yes) shops under one roof and 65 alleys connecting all of them in a disorienting conglomeration where you easily can get lost. It is a small city into itself, a giant puzzle.
There  are almost 3000 mosks and the skyline of Istanbul is punctuated by their minarets, large and small.
I will tell more about our trip another time.
Sailing on the Bosphorus also known as the Istanbul Strait. Looking at Istanbul.

Hundreds of different spices in the Grand bazaar. That smell was unbelievable  and doesn’t the look of it make you want to buy  just anything.

Grand Bazar

Grand bazaar where you can buy just about anything.



Minarets everywhere.

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