Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Kroller Muller, Vincent van Gogh

The Kroller Muller has a large collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, both paitings and drawings. It was wonderful to see, because not all of these are the most well known paintings, and I saw I few I did not know yet, all the more fun.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Quote, Jane Austen

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

Jane Austen (British author, 1775-1817)

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Quote: G.K. Chesterton

Happiness is a mystery like religion, and should be be rationalized.
G.K. Chesterton (English author 1874-1936)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Museum Kroller Muller, paintings

In the national park of De Hoge Veluwe lies museum Kroller Muller. Mrs. Kroller Muller was the wife of a rich merhant and she was very interested in art. She brought together a huge collection of paitings and sculpures of a few of the most influentual artists of the late 19th and early 20th century. The museum also has expositions with works from modern artists.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

National Park De Hoge Veluwe

Last week we went to the National Park De Hoge Veluwe. This is the largest nature park in The Netherlands. At night, the gates are closed, but during the day this is a beautiful spot for walking and cycling. If you go there by car, the best thing you can do is to leave your car at one of the entrances, and take one of the 1700 white bicycles that all visitors can use for free. Great system!
Inside of the park, there is also the museum Kroller Muller, with a beautiful collection of late 19th and early 20th century art.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Quote: Virginia Woolf

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

Virginia Woolf (English author 1882-1941)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Flowers and stones in Rome

I must confess I have a little weakness. Whenever I go on vacation, I make photographs of stones (walls etc) and of flowers. When I was in Rome a couple of weeks ago, I made photographs as I normally do and when I came home, I noticed again I had loads of photographs of stones and flowers. There is something about 2000 year old brick work that makes me happy, and the combination with flowers is just too beautiful not to pay attention to it.
Anyway, here are a few examples, all of them were made on the Forum Romanum and on the Palatine.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Quote: Pope Paul VI

Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm.
Photograph taken by me, Rome 2013
Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)
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