31.10.10

Pernis revisited /2



Netherlands, Pernis, October 24, 2010

30.10.10

Pernis revisted /1



Netherlands, Pernis, October 24, 2010

29.10.10

Breda /7



Netherlands, Breda, October 14, 2010

28.10.10

Breda /6





Netherlands, Breda, October 14, 2010

27.10.10

Breda /5



Netherlands, Breda, October 14, 2010

26.10.10

Breda /4



Netherlands, Breda, October 9, 2010

25.10.10

Breda /3




Netherlands, Breda, October 9, 2010

24.10.10

Breda /2



Netherlands, Breda, October 14, 2010

There are lots and lots of beautiful photos to be seen in Breda, where the photo festival is going into its last week. So, if you got the chance, go and see for yourself.

23.10.10

Breda /1



Netherlands, Breda, October 14, 2010

There are lots and lots of beautiful photos to be seen in Breda, where the photo festival is going into its last week. So, if you got the chance, go and see for yourself.

22.10.10

Pernis /end



Netherlands, Pernis, October 3, 2010

21.10.10

Pernis /16



Netherlands, Pernis, October 3, 2010

20.10.10

Pernis /15



Netherlands, Pernis, October 3, 2010

19.10.10

Pernis /14



Netherlands, Pernis, October 3, 2010

18.10.10

Pernis /13



Netherlands, Pernis, October 3, 2010

17.10.10

Pernis /12



Netherlands, Pernis, October 3, 2010

16.10.10

Pernis /11



Netherlands, Pernis, October 3, 2010

15.10.10

Pernis /10



Netherlands, Pernis, September 29, 2010

14.10.10

Pernis /9



Netherlands, Pernis, September 29, 2010

13.10.10

Pernis /8



Netherlands, Pernis, September 29, 2010

12.10.10

Pernis /7



Netherlands, Pernis, September 29, 2010

11.10.10

Pernis /6



Netherlands, Pernis, September 29, 2010

10.10.10

Pernis /5



Netherlands, Pernis, September 29, 2010

9.10.10

Pernis /4



Netherlands, Pernis, September 29, 2010

The edge of the village

8.10.10

Interlude for a musician



Netherlands, Leiden, Grand Parade October 3 celebrations, October 4, 2010

The siege of Leiden, October 3 - the Grand Parade, part of the October 3 festivities in Leiden, commemorating the siege of Leiden during the Eighty Years' War in 1573 and 1574, when the Spanish attempted to capture the rebellious city of Leiden and ultimately failed.
October 3 is celebrated every year in Leiden. It is a huge party, with an enormous funfair and the Grand Parade, each year with another theme.

It is fun and a wonderful opportunity to observe the spectators, participants and the musicians of the several bands in the Parade.

Much more on my facebook album: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2058131&id=1210478439&l=cf746a769b

7.10.10

Watching the October 3 Parade



Netherlands, Leiden, Grand Parade October 3 celebrations, October 4, 2010

The siege of Leiden, October 3 - the Grand Parade, part of the October 3 festivities in Leiden, commemorating the siege of Leiden during the Eighty Years' War in 1573 and 1574, when the Spanish attempted to capture the rebellious city of Leiden and ultimately failed.
October 3 is celebrated every year in Leiden. It is a huge party, with an enormous funfair and the Grand Parade, each year with another theme.

It is fun and a wonderful opportunity to observe the spectators.

Much more on my facebook album: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2058131&id=1210478439&l=cf746a769b

6.10.10

Waiting for the parade to pass by




Netherlands, Leiden, Grand Parade October 3 celebrations, October 4, 2010

The siege of Leiden, October 3 - the Grand Parade, part of the October 3 festivities in Leiden, commemorating the siege of Leiden during the Eighty Years' War in 1573 and 1574, when the Spanish attempted to capture the rebellious city of Leiden and ultimately failed.
October 3 is celebrated every year in Leiden. It is a huge party, with an enormous funfair and the Grand Parade, each year with another theme.

It is fun and a wonderful opportunity to observe the spectators.

Much more on my facebook album: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2058131&id=1210478439&l=cf746a769b

5.10.10

Portrait of an old man



Netherlands, October 4, 2010

I took this photo during the October 3 festivities in Leiden, commemorating the siege of Leiden during the Eighty Years' War in 1573 and 1574, when the Spanish attempted to capture the rebellious city of Leiden and ultimately failed.
October 3 is celebrated every year in Leiden. It is a huge party, with an enormous funfair and the Big Parade, each year with another theme.
Since it was Sunday on October 3, the festivities took place on October 4.

4.10.10

Pernis /3



Netherlands, Pernis, September 29, 2010

3.10.10

Pernis /2



Netherlands, Pernis, September 29, 2010

2.10.10

Pernis /1



Netherlands, Pernis, September 29, 2010

Some days ago I went to Pernis, a small village under the smoke of Rotterdam,
surrounded by ports and petrochemical industry. It has no special attractions, it is not beautiful and yet I wanted to go and visit it. I always associated Pernis with bad smells coming from the petrochemical industry, which made life in nearby Vlaardingen where I grew up, less pleasant and wondered what kind of place it was. So it was time to go and visit Pernis.

This series is a first impression, which shows nothing of the village itself. That must wait for another visit.

1.10.10

Things I saw in Poznan /end



Poland, Poznan, September 7, 2010