Swans and bicycles
photo Ton Zijlstra, license CC BY NC SA

Leaving the tiny Haarlem Spaarnwoude railway station, you cross over a water course that runs parallel to the tracks and the platform. On the bridge I looked straight down in 2006 and saw this composition. Bicycles dumped with their wheels aligned, juxtaposed with two swans feeding next to each other, or perhaps checking out what else got dumped in their habitat. Clouds reflected on the murky water. I posted it back then in my photo blog. After 15 years I still like this strange composition viewed from straight above, and printed it for my window sill.

Now that we haven’t been able to travel much and the daily scenery isn’t much different from day to day, I’ve taken to browsing through my Flickr photo archive where I keep over 30.000 photos of the past 16 years. Last week I printed a number of photos to put in the frames on the window sills of my home office. I will be posting some of them here this week.

Spent a few hours in Haarlem with E., leaving Y. with her grandparents.

Desinfection is the new sexy…

A ‘sustainable conceptstore’ trying to build on the trendy image of Copenhagen, by choosing the name of the least trendy and most touristy part of it

On a coffee date with E.

An old photo I happened to come across today. Taken near Haarlem as I was exiting a train 13 years ago. The composition of bicycles and anonymous, because feeding, swans struck me again as it did then.