Saturday 8 December 2012

Thursday 25 October 2012

Talking and walking

My grandson Liam (nearly 15 months)

Saturday 13 October 2012

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Saturday 22 September 2012

Monday 10 September 2012

The way we were

40th wedding anniversary yesterday...
...with my beautiful bride.

Monday 6 August 2012

A quiet angle dear to me... the city-centre of The Hague 

Saturday 28 July 2012

The apple of my eye... year old next week saturday

Saturday 21 July 2012

The terrace

 (Lake Maggiore)

Monday 16 July 2012

Tuesday 10 July 2012


View from my terrace

Sunday 1 July 2012

A tiny tree

Island of Kos

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Irish singer and composer, Ray Heffernan

and his Grand Canal Band will hold a concert tomorrow night at 21.30 
on the stage of the wonderful Borromeo Park overlooking Arona, 
to present their latest CD. I was more than pleased when 
Ray asked me to make the photos for this album.
His songs are pure poetry.

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Three little goats

View on Arona from the rock

Friday 8 June 2012

Thursday 24 May 2012

Sunlight of my youth... the city I was born.
The Hague

Sunday 13 May 2012

Ladykiller II

My grandson Liam at 9 months

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Opening up with important words

I found these words written on one of the walls of the 
splendid university (in the city of Jin Hua in the Province 
of Zhejiang), which has a total floor space of 1.000.000 
square meters (including living quarters for students) 
in the middle of 220 hectares perfectly well kept green. 
The University, which specializes in teaching education 
with multiple branches of learning, has an enrolment 
of 25.500 undergraduates and 2.650 members of 
teaching staff. The university makes strenuous 
efforts to open up to the outside world. In 
recent years ties of academic exchange
and cooperation have been set up with 
92 foreign universities and research 
 institutes in 42 countries
Jin Hua

Monday 7 May 2012

陰陽 = Yin Yang

The surname of most of the inhabitants of the Zhuge Bagua village 
is "Zhuge".Nearly all of them descend directly  from Zhu Geliang,
politician, strategist and militarist during the period of the three 
Kingdoms (184-280 AD).The layout of the village is in the 
shape of an eight-sided diagram which encircles the central 
part, which is partially composed of water and partially of 
land, both entangled with each other into the shape of two 
black and white fish. The nine different zones of the 
diagram, including the central part, represent nine 
major areas of life: prosperity and abundance, 
fame and reputation, relationships, family, health, 
creativity and children, skills and knowledge, 
career and helpful people.
Zhuge Bagua Village

Sunday 6 May 2012

Friday 4 May 2012

Colours, silence and serenity

Buddhist temple in Zhejiang

Thursday 3 May 2012

Killing stairs...

...but so worthwhile!
There are no mountain paths in China, only up and
down going stairs!One hundred steps up, then
forty down, then eighty up and sixty down...
I have done this for nearly five hours  but
the landscape of "Yellow Mountain"
is breathtaking and is worthwhile
the effort!
Huang Shan, Province of Anhui

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Beautiful China...

...with its enormous contrasts
Huangh Shan 
(Yellow Mountain)

Tuesday 10 April 2012

I am leaving for China...

...and I will stay away for about three weeks.
I will post photos from there!
Be good!

Friday 6 April 2012

Happy Easter to all of you and to your families...

...hoping that, at least in these days, serenity for you may have the 
upper hand on everything which is happening around us!

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Wine for two...

"Vinitaly" (International Wine Show),

Monday 12 March 2012

Friday 2 March 2012

Something different...

Freshly pruned trees on our waterfront here in Arona at dawn.
While playing a little with the colours, 
I suddenly found myself in 
Dante's Inferno.

Saturday 25 February 2012

Monday 6 February 2012


...they all fall for him.
My grandson Liam, 6 months.

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Longing for Spring 2

Traffic Jams in Venice...

Monday 30 January 2012

Longing for Spring...

...and for its special light.

Sunday 29 January 2012

Geometric shapes

The Hague, my original hometown,

Thursday 26 January 2012

A new dawn...

...brings a new start

Wednesday 25 January 2012

When you loose a brother...

...sit down under a tree,
in the silence of a remote past.
Sit down and contemplate,
but keep still,
for not to break
the thin thread
that binds him
to you.
(to my youngest brother Frans Wouter who passed away last week)

Monday 9 January 2012

The muscle tree

Plane tree ready for Spring.

Friday 6 January 2012

Being close also means...

...keeping warm in winter and keeping fresh in summer.