Views from the Afsluitdijk

Last Saturday, we went to Assen to go to the Maya Exhibit at the Drents Museum. This is one of my absolute favourite musea in the country, due to its amazing archaeology collection including the Pesse canoe (oldest boat in the world) and the Yde Girl (Iron Age bog body of a 16-year-old girl). I highly recommend…

Aerial

Wednesday a week ago, we went on a city trip to Lisbon. Our flight left late in the afternoon and as it was a small plane, it was easy to see the views from the window. I snapped some photos on my phone (I was too lazy to take my big one out of the…

Snowy branches

While currently it doesn’t seem like it, I’m pretty sure we’ll be getting at least some snow this year. Maybe not as much as when I took these photos, but who knows. Five years may not seem like so long ago, but a lot can change in that time. I love the look of the snowy branches. It’s…

Springtime in winter

Recently, I went on a walk and saw various crocuses blooming. Normally they don’t start blooming until early Spring. The mild weather is obviously confusing nature! The flowers reminded me of a walk to a local park a few years ago, when the crocuses bloomed as well (in season). I’d forgotten all about those photos! I recently…

Hunneschans

In 2008, a friend and I visited a beautiful area in the eastern part of the Netherlands. It’s called the Hunneschans, which used to be a Medieval fortified structure by the Uddelermeer. These days, you can still see the earthen structure of the ring, as you can see on the bottom picture. It was a…

Rise and shine!

In October/November 2009, I worked on an archaeological excavation. Getting to the digging site from home took a few hours and to beat the rush hour, we had to be on the highway by 6 am. Luckily, during the week, we could stay at a ‘digging house’ closer to the site, which saved a lot…