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Photo made from one of the platforms on Utrecht Central railway station during the blue hour with the platform canopies, the station hall and the City Office

Photography on Railway Stations: Do you Need Permission?

I had about ten minutes untill the train to Rotterdam would roll into Utrecht Central Station. Just enough time to take some pictures. The hour, just after sundown, and a beautiful sky asked for it. Station hall and City Office So I walked to the end of the platform, put my camera on my mini-tripod and made two photos. First the one above with the platform canopies, the station hall and in the background the City Office. And secondly the photo below, with the new pedestrian bridge, the Rabobank building and a passing train. Espionage But was I allowed to… Read More

Artist impression of the High Line Baan, a park on the roof of Lijnbaan shopping center in Rotterdam

From Tweet to Rooftop Park: the High Line Baan

It started with a tweet. At 11 July, I placed a photo on my Twitter account, made during the Rotterdam Rooftop Days. It showed the city’s main shopping street, Lijnbaan, seen in southern direction from one of the adjacent apartment buidings. A remarkable strip of low-rise buildings in a city that’s proud to be the Netherlands’ highrise capital. With a roofscape of chimneys, roof lights and machinery, which you might call interesting, but certainly not pretty. I added: it should be possible to turn those roofs into a nice park. Several fellow Twitter users responded in agreement. @Amsterdirk suggested a… Read More

Instagram profile of Frans Blok - 3Develop a few days after its creation in early 2015

Social Media: Two More

Actually, I had planned to leave it at Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook (business and private), Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, Flickr and Behance, for the time being. Don’t get me wrong: I am very happy with all those social media because of the opportunities they offer me to show what I am doing and to get in touch with potential customers. Ten years ago I’d have to spend a fortune on advertisements in newspapers and magazines. But since you do not want to do the same on every medium, it takes a lot of time. So sometimes one has to draw a line.… Read More

unclear icon for the silence zone in a Dutch train, with a person, a laptop, a book and a headset

Silence?

Okay, the picture is slightly blurry. However, the depicted icon is also vague for another reason. Because what does it mean? We see a seated person, a laptop, a book and headphones, but it’s not clear how these four relate to each other . On the train in which I was travelling, a discussion arose when someone asked two talking ladies to be silent ‘because this is a silence compartment”, pointing at the icon. I was sure that it was not, bacause that silence compartment was a few compartments away in the same train, with the words “stilte/silence” clearly written… Read More