25 April 2012

22 April 2012

German shepherd on the Richard Wagnerstraat

After I took this picture, the German Shepherd, that you see vaguely on the left side of this picture, attacked me. It was a very eerie and oppressive incident. At last the owner entered this peculiar square and took the dog away. 

16 April 2012

Apollo House

On this very clear night I finally got a nice shot of the Apollo House building (1938-1939). I'm always surprised how big the building is when standing in front of it. I read now that it's also known as Oceaan Stomer (Ocean Steamer). The construction is made of a metal skeleton covered with white ceramic plates. It used to be the main office for an insurance company but since 2000 it is used by an international law firm. See how bright the moon was shining on that evening and look at the Iodestar (polestar) just above the Apollo House. Or is it Venus?

08 April 2012

White house Herman Gorterstraat

It is now almost 10 months ago that I started with my evening walks. Later on I will post a drawing with the routes that I usually walk. Certain places, like the Amstel, the Stadhouderskade, Museumplein, but also these bungalows on the Bernard Zweerskade are the places that I come around more often. I see them as the checkpoints or better the anchorpoints of my blog. It still is very nice to make the walks and to search for new perspectives for these motifs.

04 April 2012