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.
A two-day short stay in Vlissingen (Zeeland, The Netherlands) to explore the city and the surrounding villages of the peninsula Walcheren. The photo shows the skyline of Vlissingen.
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.
In Moricetown (Canada, British Columbia), local fisherman are fishing on a special place in the river, where the river narrows and is forced through a small canyon. They use nets to catch the fish from the waterfall and this does not seem a harmless activity.
Maligne Canyon is a canyon located in the Jasper National Park near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Eroded out of the Palliser Formation, the canyon is over 50 metres deep.
For the first time since the Covid pandemic, we feel comfortable to resume our travelling to other continents. We selected Canada from our wishlist and travelled from Calgary (Alberta) to Vancouver (British Columbia) on a roadtrip. We drove from Calgary to Banff, Jasper, Prince George, Smithers, Stewart. In Stewart you can easily cross the border to Hyder (Alaska, USA), which we did to see brown bears catching salmon. From Stewart to Prince Rupert, where we took the ferry to cross the famous Inside Passage to Port Hardy. From Port Hardy we explored Vancouver island from north to south and finally we arrived in Vancouver.
The photo shows the Columbia Icefields in the Rocky Mountains along the road from Banff to Jasper.
For the second time we visit the Marker Wadden, new artificial islands created in the IJsselmeer. The first time we were here (2017), the main island (only one island can be visited by people) was just a pile of sand. Now, it has been developed with walking paths and bird hides and the island has turned green. The photo shows a common tern (Dutch: visdief).
It is the biggest waterfall in Europe and when staying in Schaffhausen, it is a must-see to have a look at it, although the fall does not compare to the falls on other continents like Niagara or Victoria.
Every day we read about people who tragically lost their lives while fleeing. But what does it mean to have to give up your own home, job, family and home? In the “FLUCHT” exhibition, in Zürich, visitors can take on the role of those affected and get an idea of what it means to be on the run. The exhibition is a joint project of several institutions of which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR. and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC. In addition to the fate of the refugees, the project deals with topics such as refugee movements due to climate change and questions of cultural diversity, identity and opportunities through integration.
We have an appointment in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, for a farewell dinner and we have built a citytrip around it with two days in Zürich and two days in Schaffhausen. The photo shows the skyline of the city along the river Limmat.