Ticking the checkbox of a line item of our wishlist: visiting Cambridge (UK). The beautiful college buildings seen in British dectives on TV, inspired us for a short city break. We were lucky with the many graduate celebrations in the city centre. Especially the backside of the academic gowns is remarkable with the hoods of white fur. For this time it is interesting to make a photo of people’s backs.
When returning home from our yearly wine-trip to France, we had a stop-over in Troyes. It was a big surprise for us that the Bachata dance event was scheduled during our stay, giving the city a friendly and vibrant atmosphere with dancing on all larger squares of the city centre.
Arkemheen lies at the border of NP The Veluwe. The area is a birdreserve and a conveniant spot for stilts, like the Black-tailed Godwit on the photo. This bird is our national bird, but endangered due to habitat loss.
A Great Tit is taking a bath. The water drops turn into light bulbs in the bokeh of the photo.
The mating season (rut) of the deer starts in September at the Veluwe, the largest nature reserve of the Netherlands and our “garden” close to our new home. All across the area you can hear the belling of the male (stag) deer.
Driving From Trier to Cochem in Germany and exploring the many vineyards along the river Moselle. This river twists and turns from Trier to Koblenz. The hillsides are covered by terraced vineyards where some of the best Rieslings grow.
The Dutch city of Leeuwarden is, together with Valetta on Malta, Cultural Capital of Europe 2018. With a long list of activities and events through the year. We have spent here 1,5 days. The photo shows a part of “Lân fan Taal”: text painted on the square and readible when climbing the stairs of the Language experience center. Language makes us human.
We have spent a few days on the Dutch island of Texel. We joined a boat trip to watch seals at the nearby island Noorderhaaks.
The herd of sheep at the Ginkelse heide in Ede, the Netherlands, is being shaved. Not electrically with trimmers, but traditionally with scissors.