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Leine  •Utrecht • The Netherlands • Photography • Poetry • We all hide - the only choice is where.

I'm going to Northern Ireland for a couple of days, my Irish friends are getting married.
The last time i was there i took this photo of a lovely street with old city houses near Brooke park.
I booked a apartment in this same street in one of these houses, i can't wait to go back!

"I never pegged you for having a dark side"
he said. "I like it. Goes with your eyes."
~
(Jason M. Hough)

"Eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice...they open up to you in ways that somebody visiting who is driven by a story may not get."
~
I loved this man.
He taught us about food- great chef, storyteller and he was a most brilliant writer. #anthonybourdain

Close by our new business in Utrecht you find this charming gem from the 1930s.
Villa Jongerius is a historic building in the heart of the Jongerius complex, and was home to Jan Jongerius, a successful manufacturer of buses and trucks and was in 1925 one of the biggest and official Ford dealer in the Netherlands. After the villa, gardens and office having fallen in decline in 1955 they are beautifully restored in the last couple of years and is now a robust reminder of an opulent era. The former residence of the Jongerius family has a atmosphere of yesteryear. This villa tells the story of the family. I love the style and history! ❤️

Every year my mothers peonies bloom in my garden. They reminds me of her.
She was a warm loving creative woman with a great sense of humor.
How much i miss her 💕

Never love anyone
who treats you like you're ordinary.
~
(Oscar Wilde)
Dublin, 27 may 2015. Photocredit @johnmcd1974

I must have flowers,
always,
and always.
~
(Claude Monet)

Don't kiss me if you're afraid of thunder.
My life is a storm.
~
Anita Krizzan

I'm grateful how she raised me, for all the things she teached and showed me about life, but
I wish she didn't had to go so soon ❤️ ~
To all moms who are not with us anymore.
Happy mothers day 🌷

The question is not what you look at,
but what you see.
~
Henry David Thoreau

4 may, Remembrance Day Holland 🇱🇺🕊
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I take good care of the old leather wallet from my grandfather with their documents from the World War II. It is filled with letters from my grandmother, their registration and distributions cards, ration stamps, photos, newspaper clippings etc.

The cigarette packet was, among other things, one of the hundreds that dropped by the RAF into the Netherlands on the 31 August 1941 to celebrate the Dutch Queen's birthday. My grandfather was a heavy smoker so he must have been content finding it.
A difficult time, also for my grandparents, they lost their 5 year old son in april 1945 just a month before the end of the war, my grandfather had to work in Germany for the Germans and they had in different periods of time people hiding in their house in Utrecht.

Tomorrow we celebrate the end of WWII on May 5th 1945 in The Netherlands.
May we never forget.

Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.
~
(Barbara Johnson)

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