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22 Jul 19
Archy news nety

There are too many tourists in the capital of the Netherlands. The solution: They should swarm into the surrounding area. Is this a good idea? When Jacob Reitsma speaks of the painting "Het Weerpad", he gets goose bumps, which he can not hide in his sleeveless shirt. "The picture is a mystery to me," he […]

22 Jul 19
amsterdam: city as work of art

Ask any real estate agent why it’s so expensive to live in cities like Washington, D.C., and they’ll all tell you basically the same thing: there’s just not enough room for everyone who wants to live there. It is true that there is a shortage of housing in those places, and what there is has […]

21 Jul 19
Joshua Slezak

There are two major constraints you’ll face when producing a student-driven animated short: The length of your short, and the skill level of your team. After these are defined, you will need to cut your story down to better fit it within those constraints. This doesn’t mean you should have lower expectations for your project […]

21 Jul 19
WELib SCI

Fundamentals of van der Waals and Casimir Interactions (Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics) by Bo E. Sernelius (Author) This book presents a self-contained derivation of van der Waals and Casimir type dispersion forces, covering the interactions between two atoms but also between microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic objects of various shapes and materials. […]

20 Jul 19
A Tale of 2 Weddings....

Before we visit the Zuider Zee museum, a quick detour to the Alkmaar cheese market, which we visited the day after the Gouda cheese market.  More of the same but different, we preferred Gouda, as it was smaller and less commercial.  Strawberries and waffles for breakfast this time, yum!  Before the market began we were […]

19 Jul 19
Backpacking Europe Sample Itineraries

Mont Saint Michel Normandy France Day 19 Sample Itinerary I use the following rating system when ranking the sights: ▲▲▲ Don’t Miss ▲▲ Try hard to see ▲ Worthwhile if you can make it For more than a thousand years, the distant silhouette of this island abbey has sent pilgrims’ spirits soaring. Today, it does the same for tourists. Mont St-Michel, one of the top pilgrimage sites of Christendom […]

19 Jul 19
amsterdam: city as work of art

I found the video of children protesting car traffic in —- 1972 especially moving. As we have learned in the readings this week, the Dutch view space as a precious luxury. The video from 1972 depicts the children of De Pipj, a poor overpopulated neighborhood in Amsterdam, protesting the lack of space they had to […]

18 Jul 19
PC Reviewer

Best Salad Spinner Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2019: The biggest winter sales of the year are just around the corner and top brands cut the price of their top-selling Salad Spinner. Salad Spinner is the perfect cooking tools for the delicate greens that are growing in your garden. It also inspires a healthy way […]

17 Jul 19
Eemskrant

Termunten – Op zondag 21 juli organiseert Het Groninger Landschap een wandeling door het prachtige gebied van polder Breebaart, over de zeedijk en de oude binnendijk.  Deze wandeling gaat rondom de hele polder Breebaart, waarbij een stuk over de zeedijk en een stuk over de binnendijk (oude zeedijk) wordt gelopen. Onderweg vertelt de gids graag […]

17 Jul 19
Rick opent zijn mond

Het zal niet als een verrassing komen dat ik uitkeek naar het vervolg van de route langs de forten van de de stelling van Amsterdam, zeker nadat de wandeling langs de koopgoot van Beverwijk van fort naar fort geen leuke bleek te zijn. De forten hadden hun thuishaven, de inundatiegebieden, verloren. Overigens, de vele batterijen […]

17 Jul 19
amsterdam: city as work of art

Winner centers this whole chapter around the Dutch soccer team’s use of space above all else. He argues that the team’s unique mindset is rooted in centuries-old Dutch land use and reclamation practices; they take the space they are given, and they pioneer techniques to redefine it. He describes this reengineering of pitch space as […]

17 Jul 19
amsterdam: city as work of art

I thoroughly enjoyed reading David Winner’s “Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer”. Winner makes a compelling argument that Dutch have a unique value of space, which defines their approach to football and how they see the world in general. Winner begins by declaring that, “space is the unique defining element of Dutch football” […]

16 Jul 19
amsterdam: city as work of art

Winner describes the Dutch soccer of the 1990s to have space as their “unique defining element” (44). He claims that the Dutch soccer team sought to find space and take space whenever available. The Dutch soccer team had a system where they attacked the halfway line instead of the protecting their goal which resulted in […]