In March 2020, I started a photo series as part of the first lockdown in The Netherlands. There are moments when I stopped this series, so I’m not close to 365 photos yet. Today is an important day for this series because one year ago the first confirmed COVID-19 case was a fact. So, in a way, this news is related to the photo series I make. It’s all about February 27, 2021.
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History is never boring! Lessons can be learned from the past.
Today is now, but tomorrow this day will be history.
Now and then, I write about history. Sometimes I use the new facts of today as a reference to history. There are other articles I wrote, that are about those history facts that nobody really knows about.
Triggered by an article in the Dutch newspaper Het Parool I thought about The Day the Music Died. This happened long before I was born. People are still talking about the tragic accident of 3 February 1959. Why is that?
The commemoration of the 75-year liberation of Auschwitz is over. We all heard and saw the stories of those who survived. And now, business as usual? After commemorating all of this, we should get back to things as they were? Like nothing ever happened?
27 January 2020 is the day we pay our respect to the victims of the Holocaust. On this day in 1945, the concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated. I’m afraid I have some bad news for everyone with good intentions: it was always there and will… Read More »It was always there and will always be there…
In another blog, I made a promise to write about one of my passions. It might be the biggest one. I am privileged that I was able to transform my hobby into my profession. I am also very privileged to combine this with the care… Read More »Flashback to the year 2000 in photography
Heroes come in different shapes and forms. When my daughter first assigned me as her personal superhero, I was very flattered. Since the year 2018 is almost over, it’s time for those top lists of the year. This one is a different list. It isn’t a list, it’s a way to help you decide who is your hero this year.
When I was four-years-old, I learned what it was like to camp. This was the first year that I was allowed to go on holiday with the rest of the family. These first years of camping holidays weren’t really a good example of camping holidays. It could have been possible that I myself would have developed an aversion when it comes to camping. But we are going on a camping holiday this year. Learn more about the way we camped in the Eighties.
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He was one of the first Europeans to teach Western medicine in Japan in the nineteenth century. Philip Franz von Siebold loved plants and flowers. He loved them so much, that he decided to take many specimens with him to The Netherlands. Amongst those plants and flowers: the Japanese knotweed. Thank you, Philip Franz von Siebold, for introducing this invasive species into the western world.
Read More »Thank you Philipp Franz von Siebold!