zondag 23 oktober 2011

Lost in Venice

Especially when the weather’s fine and you’re curious to find out what’s hidden behind the next corner or bridge, iIt’s not difficult to lose your way in Venice. There’s no risk whatsoever in just following your nose, because  it’s a safe place and it’s full of cute little restaurants. A “ cafe americano” or  “prosciutto con melone” is always within reach.  And if your feet don’t like your strolling any longer there are lots of waterbuses to take you to the other end of the city along the “grand canal” or to one of the nearby islands.
Apart from the Biennale and beautiful old Venice we enjoyed the islands of Burano and Murano. In Burona you find happily coloured houses and in Murano artists obviously had big fun in creating amazing structures by blowing pieces of glass (as you can see in my photo impression ;-).
Venice, an interesting combination of very old en modern stuff, a great place to have a romantic and adventurous time!

zondag 2 oktober 2011


As a present from heaven, my daughter and I suddenly found ourselves in the middle of the beautiful old town of Stockholm. Although we were only there for a long weekend, the trip was more than worthwhile. The people we met were obliging, good looking (trendy, androgyne and in good shape ;-) and eco minded. It was fun to explore the islands of the city and the environment on foot and by bike. The sunny weather made the yellow houses, the parks and the reflections in the water even more attractive. It was our first, but certainly not our last trip to this friendly and special place!

dinsdag 16 augustus 2011

From Seattle to Salt Lake

While vast parts of North America suffered from the heat and thunderstorms lately, the North-West of the USA enjoyed a few months of really mild and nice weather.
We were  glad to celebrate this time of year, together with all sorts of mammals (bisons, bears, chipmunks, deer, moose), birds, flowers, insects and a few people. Coming from Seattle we travelled through friendly Washington and admired the mountanous and amazing scenery of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In Yellowstone Mother Earth was quite activ; she was bubbling and spouting all over the place and coloured the steamy pools in an unusual and pleasant way.
I'm thankful I have been able to fully enjoy this fresh and wonderful part of the world and hope to share some of it through my photos.

zondag 22 mei 2011

Texas Southcoast

Having a son living in Texas is a motive to explore this funny state every now and again. This time we went to the coastline at the gulf of Mexico to experience the sea, the rivers and the swamps.
Being a lover of birds, butterflies and reptiles, I was happy to encounter a variety of long-legged seabirds, alligators, pelicans and swallowtails. It seemed to be the right time of year to visit the wild refuge areas and canoe along the rivers.
In the evenings there were of course the refreshing margaritas, nothing wrong with this side of Texas!