Thursday, 18 September 2008

post-modern whore house

As some of you have noticed I make more photos than I put in the blog. They're all in the Flickr sets that I make each day. One of those photos that didn't make it to yesterday's blog is one I took on Churchilllaan. I've put it here now by request of Vincent.


Mahatma Gandhi

On with today: I walked to Muiderpoort Station through Pretoriusstraat where I saw a shark painted 'bakfiets'; normally you'd see this sort of painting on a fighter plane.


f-16 bakfiets

I walked throught Linnaeusstraat and took a right at the 'Stadsdeelkantoor',


linnaeusstraat

I ended up at the other side of the Muiderpoort Station tunnel where people where rushing out in their eagerness to get to work.


jolly crowds of happy workers

At the bus stop at work the same crowds were rushing into the gate, looking forward to a thrilling day of drinking Abdul's Liquid Asphalt™, known to the rest of the world as coffee, very strong coffee. After drinking one of Abdul's cofffees you only have one choice left in life: work!


coffee junkies

I started with a small cup of coffee and the effect was immediate: I re-arranged and cleaned up my collection of CDs. Not the music types, but the ones with all the back-ups of photos, brochures, reports etc. It needed doing and I did find some gems I thought I had lost. After this chore I had another cup of coffee and went to a meeting about the roll-out of our new website. After that it was back to finalizing the astroparticle funding report for the EU. I hope I'll never see it again; what a bitch of a thing to edit! The rest of the day was filled with explaining some Illustrator and PhotoShop tricks to a few PhD students who need to produce posters for next week's VIRGO meeting.

When I left I took the bus to Molukkenstraat. On Javaplein I saw a very nice old 'Traction Avant' in decent condition. Grey is a nice colour, but I think they look best in shining black.


traction avant

In Borneostraat, on the corner of Timorplein I took a photo of this hallway, thinking the colours were nice. After I uploaded it to Flickr, one of the people there that follows my photostream remarked it looked like a hypermodern architectonic whorehouse window. These remarks you miss when you just read the blog!


post-modern whorehouse?

I walked past the windmill and through what used to be the Orange-Nassau Army Barracks. I came out the other side looking at the Tropical Institute. There's a statue slightly hidden in the bushes around the building. It depicts an African boy leading a blind man. According to the information sign this is to make people relialize that people still fall ill in Africa without having proper health care.


boy and blind man

At Oosterpark the fence was decorated with little pieces of art, created by locals from the neighbourhood who had help from professional artists. Some of the pieces were quite good or made you think.


i love holland

The decorations were along the whole east side of the park.


east side of oosterpark

I walked down Linnaeusstraat and went to the Natraj Indian restaurant for dinner. I had something very spicy of which I can't remember the name. The food probably burned away my brain at the same time as my throat.

There will be no blog updates Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I'm away for the weekend with Danny, Marion and Janneke.

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Have a great weekend being a viking!

Vincent said...

Thanks for the photo Kees and have a good weekend :-)

Juf Jo said...

Why didnt you steal that car for me??
The TA, my favorite car in the world, one day i'll have one... one day...
Zelfs dit naoorlogsche model is een plaatje,duizend keer mooier dan de moderne mormels die ons proberen dood te rijden op de snelwegen.

Fijn weekend keesch en nog bedankt voor je hulp met dat boek.

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