congratulations, habilitations… :)
berlin, mitte, 2018
a yellow shot with bikes from amsterdam.
i got the great vivian maier’s self-portrait book as a present recently and felt inspired to post this picture i took in the streets of amsterdam last year.
a statue, a scooter and a shower… all in amsterdam, august 2014
or at least not really hieroglyphs… found at waterlooplein station, amsterdam. this is an artwork by dutch artist martijn engelbregt.
rembrandt’s De compagnie van kapitein Frans Banninck Cocq en luitenant Willem van Ruytenburgh maakt zich gereed om uit te marcheren in the rijksmuseum, amsterdam.
this picture is quite unusual for me because it has people in it. lots of people, even painted people. it won’t happen again soon.
holland, of course! everything in the quiz post hints to holland, don’t you think?
(a) the main orientation in the image goes straight to the west (if you go to the west from berlin, you will certainly end up in holland before dropping into the ocean). (b) the structure in the picture clearly shows an uppercase H (you guessed it, H for Holland). (c) the dominant colour in the photograph is grey and that really works fine as an allegory for the weather this summer in holland. and last but not least (d) the cables show the classic rood-wit-blauw (red, white and blue) colours of the dutch flag.
and of course i’ve made all this up just now (except (d)).
thanks a bunch to all participants in the guessing game! if you happen to visit berlin someday (and if you were interested of course) i’d happily throw a round of bitterballen in a quite dutch frietsalon just around the corner here in friedrichshain.
in the picture above you can see the delicious bitterballen as they are served in the rijksmuseum in amsterdam.