World Press Photo 2018

Every year in the latest month the World Press Photo exhibition comes to the Netherlands and whenever it’s possible I try to visit it. They moved from the Der Aa Kerk to the Synagog in Groningen, both locations have impressive architecture.

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House of Cosy Cushions in De Buitenplaats

Autumn has started which means that as festival-season is at an end the concert season is finally starting again. My season started in Eelde of all places, in the museum De Buitenplaats with a concert by House of Cosy Cushions.

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Statue of Liberty

For the expositions in the Drents Museum in Assen there is often an accompanying piece of art at the canal. A few days ago ‘The American Dream’  opened as an exposition showing American Realism art from 1945 to 2017. For this exposition the accompanying art at the canal is… the Statue of Liberty, posted on rock resembling the Hunebed rocks, linking the Statue of Liberty to Drenthe.

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Fiesta de Gracia and a birthday in Barcelona

And here is the second belated blog on my travels to Barcelona of this year. I had just more or less unpacked my luggage from my trip in July when I booked my next ticket to Barcelona for one week in August. Just five weeks after I returned and I already headed back again, this time without my Bianchi.

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Granada & Sevilla in 2016

Monica and I are planning a vacation to Guatemala later this year, but we can’t just let the summer pass without a vacation so we found a great destination in the south of Spain. A new location for us with loads of different architectural buildings and plazas to discover and it’s hot hot hot!

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The opening of ‘New Wild’ in Groningen

I was invited some time ago to visit the opening of the new Groninger Museum exposition ‘Nieuwe Wilden’ (or ‘New Wild’ in English): the German art form that started in the early 80’s and had a strong connection to the then emerging musical punk-scene. It was my very first ever invitation to an opening of an exposition and I do love to experience some new things every so often…

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