Tagged: trees

De witte bloesem van sierkersen in de lente op de Van Oldenbarneveltplaats in Rotterdam

Flowering Cherries in Rotterdam

Trees in the city, I love ‘m. But I’d love a little variation as well. In Rotterdam there are so many plane trees that even I, traditionally a big plane tree fan, get a little bored. But fortunately sometimes a different species is chosen, and how beautiful that can be seen at Van Oldenbarneveltplaats. Since a few days the flowering cherries there are in bloom. The experts are not yet sure whether they’re Prunus Avium or Prunus Serrulata. One week each year It is a pity that the stunning beauty lasts only a week, but hey, that’s nature. And that...

Ten Years of Digital Photography

Ten years ago I bought my first digital camera, a Canon Ixus400. A good reason to reorganize my Flickr photostream, to make a nice selection from the 30.000 pictures I’ve made since then. The last time I checked, Flickr had a maximum of 200 pictures on a free account; allright, then I just had to pick the 200 very very best ones. Strict criteria In order to make that large number manageable, I identified a number of themes that keep recurring in my work: trees, islands, paths and trails, reflections and shadows, and a dozen others. From each theme only...

Aert van Nesstraat in Rotterdam with trees, new pavement and new street furniture

Greening Aert van Nes

Aert van Nesstraat is a rather stony street in the center of Rotterdam. There are some interesting buildings: the pre-war Atlanta hotel and some monuments from the post-war reconstruction era like the Lijnbaan and the Bank Mees and Hope. And okay, a few architectural blunders from the seventies: the parking garage of the Bijenkorf and the so-called Rotterdam Building. But what’s especially remarkable is the total absence of green. Admittedly, the western part of the road runs along one of the Lijnbaan courts. But in the section between Lijnbaan and Coolsingel there is not a tree, not a bush, not...