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Posted 1 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

If you happen to plan to go to Paris this summer (from Holland or Belgium), take a look at the Thalys website today! Thalys is celebrating its 10th anniversary and tickets are for sale at only 10 euro per one-way trip!

(© Paris - FR, October 2000)
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Posted 2 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

In the UK, the English joke about the Irish, the Irish joke about the Welsh, the Welsh joke about the Scots, and vice versa. In the US, the Italians joke about the Poles, the Poles joke about the Germans. Germans don't make any jokes at all, and anybody jokes about Belgians. Nothing new so far. The latest Belgian's joke comes from the Belgians themselves.

In a vote for or against splitting up the country in two parts (Flanders where people speak Dutch and Wallony where people speak French) ALL Dutch-speaking MPs were in favour of the proposition, while ALL French-speaking MPs voted against. Did anybody say national identity crisis?

(© Brussels - BE, December 2003)
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Posted 6 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Beside the whole apocalypse 6-6-6 story, today is the 52th anniversary of the real D-Day, the start to the end of the second world war. When visiting France, it's for sure worth visiting some of the beaches, bunkers, cemeteries that remind of the early June days of 1944. Just like former concentration camps, they are the most obvious evidence that wars don't make sense.

(© Douvres - FR, March 2005)
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Posted 7 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

France and Italy's national pride is about to be poored down the drain, or at least transformed into something that will not go well with a decent meal: disinfectant or fuel. Something they have already been accused of producing in the first place, by the US House of Representatives.

(© Rome - IT, October 2005)
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Posted 9 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Concrete cathedral for sale!

Pleased to introduce to you an unfamiliar building which, in combination with the scenery surrounding it, could be way east in Siberia. It's not - it used to be a revolutionary piece of technology which allowed for radio communication with Batavia (Jakarta) in the former East Indies as early as 1923. Right now, it's up for sale and nobody knows what to do with it. An art exhibition centre would be a nice option!

(© Radio Kootwijk - NL, 5 June 2006)
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Posted 10 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Yugoslavia is no more. With the separation of Montenegro, Serbia finally became the country it dreamed to be: an all-Serbian unity in the centre of the Balkan region. Its territory turned out a bit smaller than planned though. A once nationalistic and proud country has now become an isolated small nation, surrounded by foreign land. Still, Serbia and Montenegro will jointly play Holland in the World Cup on Sunday afternoon.

(© Belgrade - YU, April 2005)
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Posted 11 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

England here we come! A small one-week holiday is taking off today. What's the program? Visit my brother in Colchester tomorrow, then move to London for a business meeting on Monday, then two days with no planned activity so far. On Thursday, Footsweep are playing their first international gig. We will be back home on Friday.

(© London - UK, July 2005)
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Posted 12 June 2006 - Colchester (UK):

This is how my brother (in black car) guided us to his house in Colchester. The UK and Ireland are among the last countries in Europe to keep driving on the left-hand side. Driving on the left seems to be typical for island-countries or island-continents. The last continental country in Europe to abolish driving on the left was Sweden in 1967. From one day onto the other -Dagen H- they changed their traffic laws to allow for the change. The change surprisingly led to fewer rather than more road accidents initially.

(© Harwich - UK, 11 June 2006)
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Posted 13 June 2006 - Colchester (UK)

Hot weather in London yesterday, visualised in the shop window below. We're planning to revisit on Thursday to see Footsweep play.

(© London - UK, 12 June 2006)
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Posted 14 June 2006 - Colchester (UK):

Colourful England @ Clacton on Sea. Weird to see the North Sea from the other side, knowing that this time it's Holland at the other extreme.

(© Clacton on Sea - UK, 13 June 2006)
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Posted 15 June 2006 - London (UK):

Plenty of McDonald's here! Expect a few updatums of the Macdo-log by this weekend!

(© London - UK, 12 June 2006)
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Posted 17 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Please accept my apologies for not having been able to updatum the PhotoLog in the timely manner that I am used to. My excuse of today is that I joined a 6-people team in a 12 hours relay run. We ended third and by 9 in the evening had run over 160 kilometers!

My first England photos are in, and I will first show one of the Modern Tate Gallery, which is really a must-see in London. It's not just a museum of modern art, where art is displayed in a traditional lay-out. Instead, it's situated in an old energy plant which has been refurbished to be well-lit, open and refreshing. It's a place where you see art in progress, with so many people sitting there reading, taking notes and/or drawing. Also worth mentioning: the bookshop on the ground floor!

(© London - UK, June 2006)
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Dogs & No dogs

Posted 18 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Another photo from England:

(© West Mersea - UK, June 2006)
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Business & Usual

Posted 19 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

It's been a nice week in England, but today is business as usual again:

(© London - UK, June 2006)
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Sisters & Weddings

Posted 20 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

My sister (and her boyfriend - not a coicidence) are getting married today. This is the original version of the sepia-style photo I used to design their invitations earlier on:

(© The Hague - NL, February 2006)
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Winning & Luck

Posted 23 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

I promised some more photos of the England - Trinidad match. Here you go:

(© London - UK, June 2006)
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Footsweep & London

Posted 23 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Two images of Footsweep's European Tour during stopover in London:

(© London - UK, 15 June 2006)
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Photographer & London

Posted 24 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Photographer photographed! This is Sipke Visser with his favourite Yashica T5 camera. Sipke is a Dutch photographer who lives in London. During the England trip of last week, we met up to watch England - Paraguay and chat about photography.

So how's PhotoLogiX actually doing at this moment? For those who are interested in statistics: PhotoLogiX attracts around 200 visits per day (hits in May 2006: >60 000) and, as a search term, yields 2500 results in Google. Also, the number of links from personal blogs or specific interest sites is increasing. I took photos at my sister's wedding and they came out well and I recently added another domain name ( to the PhotoLogiX family. Also take a look at the free photo action if you're interested.

Things are all moving in the right direction! Next on PhotoLogiX: the publication of tomorrow's Parkpop photos. In colour, after recent black and white postings over the past few days.

(© London - UK, June 2006)
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Rain & More rain

Posted 25 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Rainy photography at Parkpop today. Photos are on the way!

(© The Hague - NL, 25 June 2006)
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Høken & Parkpop

Posted 25 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Parkpop 2006: a nice hour of Høking with Normaal.

'Høken' is a regional word from the Eastern part of The Netherlands. It stands for making fun and everything associated to just that. The word Høken is generally known also in the rest of the country, thanks to frequent use by members of the band Normaal. Høken is pronounced something like hujken, to make it rhyme with kujken (kitchen). The word is originally short for tackling somebody, a passer-by to drop to the ground by sticking out your leg. (

(© The Hague - NL, 25 June 2006)
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Ilse & Parkpop

Posted 25 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Ilse Delange @ Parkpop 2006!

I also wrote an article about Melanie C's gig (in Dutch, for VPRO's 3 voor 12). It should be online by tomorrow and I'll post the link once it's there.

Both article and photos are online at 3voor12, check here for some photos (MarkMarquis, Statics and Ghetto Flow) and here for my tiny article about Melanie C (which is more about football than about her gig, sorry for that...)

(© The Hague - NL, 25 June 2006)
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Orange & Deception

Posted 26 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Strange how colour perception can change from one day onto the other. The Dutch football team got kicked out the World Championships by Portugal last night. The orange flags in the street instantly lost their pride. Anything orange looks suspect today.

(© The Hague - NL, 26 June 2006)
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Sisters & Weddings

Posted 28 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

I promised to post some of the photos I took of/at my sister's wedding.
Here you go:

(© Published with permission / Delft, Reeuwijk - NL, 20 June 2006)
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Cucumbers & Holidays

Posted 29 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Cucumber time @ PhotoLogiX. A nice opportunity to realise that this summer will be nr. 10 since my parents offered me my first camera for successfully finishing secundary school. Flashback to the summer of 1997:

School: Just messed up my final exams which downgraded my final averages by one (out of 10 points) for each subject. Best marks for geography, french and mathematics. Worst grades for history and english. Doubting whether I'll be able to follow studies that are conducted in English 100%. Considered International Business Studies in Breda but finally preferred The Hague, because closerby. Only reason for selecting these studies: exchange program with France.

Sports: Cycling on my racing bike: just prior to exams completed a 240km day race to Dwingeloo. Skating: no more. Tennis: on Sundays.

Work: Six days a week: 5 at an insurance office, cake shop on Saturday. Making lots and lots of money (not) but at least keeping myself busy. Skipped a voluntary resit of my mathematics exam which would mostly have given my a higher grade on my diplome. But resit was on a working day, so No Go.

Holidays: With Yvonne, visiting Susanne in Aix-en-Provence, then in turn visited by Jean, Bas, Jasper and Freek (photo) who were crossing Europe on an interrail ticket. Nice surprise. Tore my jeans apart by sliding from a motorway slope next to the campsite. Got shouted at by manager of the campsite for making to much noise that night, and keeping beer bottles in the central campsite fridge/freezer.

Photography: Not very impressive as you can see below. No ambitions in that direction, just using my camera to register fun events.

Tomorrow: 1998!

(© Aix-en-Provence - FR, August 1997)
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Cucumbers & Holidays 2: 1998

Posted 30 June 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Back to the summer of 1998!

Uni: Completed the first year of International Business Studies. Good grades for French and Spanish, lousy grades for Organisational Behaviour (didn't prepare exam) and Law (don't give a shit). Not very proficient in doing presentations. All classmates were recruited for the 1998 World Cup Pool of all Pools, co-organised by Joachim and myself. 320 people participated!

Sports: Still cycling.

Work: SuperPhoto one-hour photo service. Remember the day Holland played Argentina and made it home just in time to see Dennis Bergkamp magnificent goal. Also: "Can I speak to the manager" - "Yes you can, it's me, what's your question". I never had my own films developed there because everything was so badly organised.

Holidays: Together with cousin Tjeerd, along with a Christian community. Lots of holy-song-singing, and no drinks and no sleeping outside allowed. We slept outside, and all we drank was Desperados and red wine. A fun holiday in the end, with day trips to Andorra, Carcassonne and Barcelona.

Photography: Mostly trains and everything on slide film. Using my dad's old OM-1 camera and getting familiar with shutter speeds and apertures. Working at the photo shop helped me understand the basics of colour management.

(© Argeles s/ Mer - FR, July 1998)
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Cucumbers & Holidays 4: 2000

Posted 1 July 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Back to the summer of Y2K!

Uni: Studying in the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Clermont Ferrand for half a year. Headaches on the first Tuesdays, with only French lectures from 8-17. Fell asleep quite a few times during interactive classes, had to get used to French computer keyboards, but can now type fluently on those as well. No studies during the second semester, because of internship in Paris.

Sports: Cycling uphill to uni and downhill back home. Some cycling excursions with Volker and also a shortcut via motorway N9, which turned out to be a scary experience. Cycled in Paris only once, received a phone call when I was just crossing a square, almost got smashed and never did it again. Fitness/gym during my stay in Paris which is annoying like hell and very not-social.

Work: Combi Focus every time I was back in Holland. Otherwise: internship in Paris which started in July. My first real office experience and I have had to fight to get things arranged for me. Marine officer Charles H as manager of the company, fortunately he has never screamed his infamous "Vous êtes un bricoleur" at me. Got the highest possible grades for every element that had to be reported back to uni, except for 'obeying to company rules'. Came to work without a tie one day oohoo. My colleagues gave me a photo book of Paris when I left, which is still one of the nicest presents I ever received. Bought my first mobile phone in July of 2000.

Holidays: Not much really.. Just some days off in May, when I joined Bettina, Nikki and Christina to the Mediterranean beach. Otherwise, camping in Dwingeloo with Bas and Jean (photo below) which is always a nice adventure.

Photography: Fewer trains, more other stuff. Quite some night photography around Paris's monuments. No insightful photography if I look back at it. It's mostly mathematical stuff of the not most sophisticated kind. Room for improvement.

(© Dwingeloo - NL, May 2000)
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Cucumbers & Holidays 5: 2--1

Posted 1 July 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Back to the summer of Y2K+1!

Uni: Done with that. Wrote some interesting reports, which instantly ended my life as a student.

Sports: Only tennis and running, because my bike was no longer good enough for decent cycling.

Work: Combi Focus, followed by the European Office of the State of Maryland. Interesting learning experience.Also: washing caravans in France.

Holidays: Wanted to make sure that I could enjoy my last long holidays in style, and only started my new job in August so I could excape fot another month. Went hiking with Ajay and Sander and I think I've never been as scared as the first two days of our trip. I was thinking of some happy walking in the mountains, but this included steep snowy slopes and 4-limb climbing. After hiking, went on my first Central European trip: Vienna (boring), Budapest (interesting), Krakow (nice kebab), Prague (much different from Western European cities) and Copenhague. Met lots of nice people on the way.

Photography: Mostly colour and mostly monuments and sights.

(© Zillertaler Alps - AT, July 2001)
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Cucumbers & Holidays 7: 2003

Posted 1 July 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Back to the summer of '03!

Uni: Started a course in journalism because I got bored with my job.

Sport: Running, tennis.

Work: Setting up a European distributor network for a Taiwanese photo printer manufacturer. Thought that would have something to do with passion for photography, but it was all about money. Travelling to lots of places: taking saunas in Finland, enjoying the beach of Monte Carlo and eating lamb in Bucharest. My frequent trips to France allowed me to meet up with Sinéad frequently, which was a nice extra.

Holidays: Many trips to France, a week to Ireland and also visiting Bas in Poland for the first time. Sinéad visiting me many times, and staying for 3 months in Den Bosch with me during the summer.

Photography: First exhibitions!

(© Oisterwijk - NL, July 2003 <>)
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Cucumbers & Holidays 8: 2004

Posted 1 July 2006 - The Hague (NL):

Back to the summer of 2004!

Uni: Finished year 1 of journalism succesfully then quit.

Sport: Running, tennis.

Work: New job and quite soon after that another one within the same company. Finally making some progress.

Holidays: Visited Merijn in Sevilla and that was about it.

Photography: Travelogix hourly photo project, which last until December of the same year.

(© Sevilla (ES) - August 2004)
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