Museum of Architecture

The ‘nieuwe instituut’ (new institute) is the Museum of architecture, design and digital culture in Rotterdam. At the street site, the building has an arcade, which is interesting for photographers.


Hverir is a geothermal area at the foothill of Namafjall, not far from Lake Myvatn.
The area features colorful sulphurous mud springs, steam vents, cracked mud and fumaroles. The area is also known as  Hverarönd or Namaskard.

See more photos of our tour in Iceland in the Gallery.


Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland. Icebergs calve from the glacier edge and drifts towards the river mouth, dependent on tide, wind and size.


Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. Harpa was opened in 2011. The building features a distinctive colored glass facade inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland. Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.

We touched down in Iceland for a 2-week round trip to explore the beautiful landscape of the country, but starting with a short visit of the capital Reykjavik.

LX Factory

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.


Largo de Artur Arcos in Porto hosts a stencil grafitti mural of artist Daniel Elme, artist from Caldas da Rainha, but living in the town of Porto: a figure of an old lady.

Porto – Lisbon

We have spent a week in Porto and Lisbon. Visiting Porto was for the second time since 1988, while we have been in Lisbon more often in recent years. The photo shows the classic view of the city along the river Douro.

Garbage nest

Common coot on a garbage nest

This is not a hopeful picture: a common coot has built a nest from garbage in dirty water. Photo taken in the city of Rotterdam.

Museum ‘STRAAT’

‘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.

Tiled art

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).