Polder

25 Apr 19
Rick opent zijn mond

De route tussen Fort Benoorden Purmerend, het eindpunt van mijn eerste wandeling, en Fort aan de Nekkerweg loopt deels op met de snelweg. Niet het meest boeiende deel van de Stelling qua wandelroute. Bovendien is zo’n snelweg eigenlijk een anachronisme in het licht van de Stelling: je zou de weg tijdens je wandeling (net als […]

24 Apr 19
Rachel Oakley

Spring in the Netherlands is glorious.  The fertile land bursts into bloom in March, more than making up for the miserable dark winters.   By April the bulb fields are at their peak with hyacinths, tulips and daffodils creating fields of colour.  If you have never seen flowers grown as a crop, it is quite spectacular. […]

23 Apr 19
BICYCLE DUTCH

It’s tulip season in the Netherlands and what better way to enjoy that than by cycling past the splendid colours of the bulb flower fields. Taking in this wonderful sight is a favourite pastime for Dutch people and tourists alike. With the exceptionally good weather over the past Easter long weekend many people joined me […]

23 Apr 19
e MORFES

By EOSPhoto – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link Kinderdijk is situated in the Alblasserwaard polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder – like much of the Netherlands, Kinderdijk lies below sea level – a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is […]

23 Apr 19
Dezign Ark (Beta)

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius reflects on the enduring popularity of her very first sofa design in the second movie from our exclusive new video series. Polder Sofa, which Jongerius designed for Swiss furniture brand Vitra in 2005, features a seat and backrest comprising rectangular cushions in a variety of different sizes. “Polder was the first […]

22 Apr 19
gracetheglobe

There was a time when Amsterdam was the coolest, most progressive, most hip place in the world to me. I was so much younger back then and that tolerant mini city with it’s majestic canals and left wing ideals was all I ever wanted. I would have given away everything for Amsterdam and I did, […]

21 Apr 19
Thinking About It

Happy Easter to those of you that celebrate it (and a belated Happy Passover to all you Jewish folks). In today’s preview, we travel to the place I call home; the land of green, craic (not the drug kind) and dancing on rivers. It’s Ireland!!! History Ireland first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965. […]

21 Apr 19
Ramblings

What a day! It’s been awesome! And that’s not a word I use lightly. We’ve had a 45 kilometre (28 mile) bike ride in glorious sunshine, exploring the bulb fields around Flevoland. I took 134 pictures of tulips, which I’ve managed to whittle down to 66! After 8 and a half hours sleep, we got […]

21 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

Eight bombs hit Sunday morning, April 21, churches and luxury hotels in Colombo and elsewhere on the island. According to a provisional report, there would be more than 207 dead and 500 wounded. The curfew was immediately introduced and schools were closed for two days. Stupor and fear in Sri Lanka. On Easter morning, as […]

21 Apr 19
Noticias Ultimas

Ocho bombas cayeron el domingo por la mañana, 21 de abril, en iglesias y hoteles de lujo en Colombo y en otros lugares de la isla. Según un informe provisional, habría 159 muertos y 500 heridos. El toque de queda se introdujo de inmediato y las escuelas cerraron durante dos días. El estupor y el […]

21 Apr 19
GUSTAV YKEMA'S ARTWORK
20 Apr 19
Ramblings

I woke early again… it’s getting to be a bad habit… and waited for John to stir. When he did, I suggested a shower in the harbour facilities before they got busy. That turned out to be a good move. The showers were lovely and when we came out there were a lot more people […]

20 Apr 19
SIERKSMA'S SEQUENCES

In the historian’s profession there is a trend called oral history. The idea is, that lots of what has happened to people is not properly registered in documents, thus doomed to fade from collective memory. Some historians have decided that their lives should be dedicated to such smaller history, endlessly interviewing people from different strands […]

19 Apr 19
Shenzhen Noted

On March 23 and March 24, Handshake 302 brought the “Urban Flesh and Bones: Futian Edition” project to Shuiwei—one of our favorite urban villages. The Saturday tour was in Chinese and the Sunday tour was in English, but both tours were fully booked and even though the weather was overcast, everyone showed up. In fact, […]

19 Apr 19
Stabroek News

While sitting on the bench, Magistrate Renita Singh yesterday drew her firearm after a Corentyne robbery accused, who she remanded to prison, sprang from the docks at the Whim Magistrate’s Court and attempted to get at her. Deon Johnson, 45, of Number 78 Village, Corentyne and Arjune Indar, also known as “Braff”, 35, of Mibicuri, […]