During my last weekend in the Netherlands I had the chance to revisit Valkenburg and its surroundings, a very interesting area where castles, hidden chapels, lush forests and large fields follow one after another. Please follow the link to see more pictures of Valkenburg, in this case on a foggy day. Eleazar.
Life is all about reconciling the past and future self. Distinct voices have conveyed different thoughts on how to look back and forward in time. "Drop the past, and pick up the future", the sensible would assert. "Embrace the past, and greet the future", the wise would declare. "Revive the past, and freeze the future", … Sigue leyendo Weekend back in Maastricht
It is incredible how differently a city looks under the sun or the fog; But how unaffected its beauty remains under either blue or grey skies. Amsterdam on a sunny day: Amsterdam on a cloudy day: I got the pictures above from my archive. I keep very nice memories from all the daytrips I have … Sigue leyendo Impressions of Amsterdam
"And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's … Sigue leyendo Gloomy skies
"I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace … Sigue leyendo Picturesque skies
This month of May has brought fire sunsets, gloomy skies and bright rainbows. For the monthly challenge known as The Changing Seasons, by Cardinal Guzmán, the changing weather is on the menu this time. Eleazar.
Similarly to what happened on Friday, last Saturday afternoon I was caught by a sudden downpour, and once again I took out my camera and photographed the picturesque skies that precede and follow the storm. It is only 16th May, but the weather is really warm, and these downpours are happening quite often. Summer is … Sigue leyendo Storm in Maastricht 2.0
Last Friday afternoon I happened to be walking around the river Maas when a big storm caught me by surprise. Without an umbrella, I found shelter under a tree that somehow protected me from the pouring rain. This, however, did not avoid the fact that I ended up soaking wet. I must say though that … Sigue leyendo Storm in Maastricht
Alkmaar, a city in the north of the Netherlands, hosts every Friday from April to September its famous cheese market, dating back to the 16th century, when the cheese carriers' guild was established here. The cheese market consists nowadays of several stalls where cheese tasting can be done while watching perfomances that show how cheese … Sigue leyendo Alkmaar cheese market
The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) is maybe the most important art fair in Europe, held in Maastricht at the beginning of March every year since 1988. Even if there is a clear prevalence of Dutch paintings from the 17th century and French paintings from the 19th, TEFAF covers almost all art periods, bringing together … Sigue leyendo TEFAF 2017