LX Factory is a hotspot in Lisbon. A former industrial complex has been transformed into an art -, food – and shopping centre. The photo shows the outside wall of a (toilet !) – building.
Porto – Lisbon
‘STRAAT’: is the museum for street art and graffiti in Amsterdam and a must-see. The exhibition displays more than 160 artworks by 150+ artists. The artworks were created on-site and most of these works are as big as outdoor walls. STRAAT resides in an 8000 m2 former warehouse on the NDSM wharf, both a national monument and the biggest outdoor playground for street art and graffiti in Amsterdam.
A pedestrian – and bicycle tunnel under the Amsterdam Central Station hosts a remarkable tiled artwork: a seascape showing the Dutch herring fleet. The artwork contains more than 70,000 hand-painted tiles and has been created by Irma Boom who is also a graphic designer. This artwork was commissioned by the Municipality of Amsterdam and ProRail (Dutch railway infrastructure).
New project ‘the street’
I finished a photo project ‘Veluwe’, a photo story about the largest nature reserve in the Netherlands. At the same time, I started a new project ‘the street’ with street photography on which I will be working in near future, next to my travel photography. Of course, street photography is a discipline within travel photography, but I will spend more time in the streets in the Netherlands as well.
The photo shows an artwork in the Wielakker street in the city of Arnhem.
Hyder (Alaska, USA) – Fish Creek
From Stewart in Britisch Columbia, Canada, it is easy to cross the border to Hyder (on a dead-end road), situated in Alaska, USA. In Hyder you can observe brown bears catching salmons during the yearly salmon run at the Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site.
More photo’s of our journey in Canada can be viewed in the Gallery.