30 December 2011

Canal houses

Canal houses, Amsterdam

Canal houses along the Singel canal in Amsterdam. I took this photo early in a winter morning from the end of the Spui street.

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29 December 2011

Music theater

Muziektheater Amsterdam

The Music Theater, or Muziektheater in Dutch, in Amsterdam. The building is home to the Dutch National Ballet and the Dutch National Opera company De Nederlandse Opera.

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28 December 2011


Toy car

A photo from our home today: This is one of my son's toy cars.

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23 December 2011

Christmas star

Poinsettia, or Christmas Star

The red leaves of a Euphorbia pulcherrima, better known as Poinsettia. But in this time of the year we call it Christmas Star.

We wish all readers of this blog a very merry Christmas.

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22 December 2011

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Fog and below-freezing temperatures created this frosted landscape. The photo was taken in a Dutch park.

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16 December 2011

15 December 2011

Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal monument, Tacloban City

Jose Rizal is both the national hero and the most celebrated author of the Philippines. You can see his statue in almost every city and major town. I found this one at a central location in Tacloban City, the capital of the province Leyte.

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14 December 2011

Orchids III

Red orchids in a flower garden

The third and (for now) last of a series of photos taken in a flower garden in the Philippines. Today's photo is a red orchid.

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13 December 2011

Orchids II

Orange orchids in a flower garden

The second photo of a flower garden in the Philippines, with an orange orchid in the foreground, and a red one in the background.

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12 December 2011

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05 December 2011

Robinson's mall

Robinson's mall, Tacloban City

Robinson's mall, the new mall of Tacloban City in the Philippines. Note the children at the bottom, looking (and pointing) at the photographer.

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02 December 2011

Bell tower

Bell tower of the Santo Niño Church in Tacloban City

Another view of the Santo Niño Church. Today we zoom in on the bell tower. If you look carefully, you can see the bells through some of the windows.

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01 December 2011

Santo Niño Church

Santo Niño Church, Tacloban City

The Santo Niño Church is the largest church of Tacloban City, province Leyte, the Philippines, and probably its main landmark.

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30 November 2011

San Juanico Bridge III

San Juanico Bridge

Another photo of the San Juanico Bridge. On this photo you can get an idea of the length of the bridge. I was already standing on the bridge, in one of the curves on the Samar side of the bridge, when I took this picture. The photo shows the straight Leyte end of the bridge.

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29 November 2011

San Juanico Bridge II

A jeepney on the San Juanico Bridge in the Philippines

A jeepney, fully loaded, with luggage and passengers on the roof, crossing the San Juanico Bridge, on its way from Leyte to Samar.

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28 November 2011

San Juanico Bridge

The San Juanico Bridge, between Leyte and Samar

The San Juanico Bridge connects the islands Leyte and Samar. I've been told it's the longest bridge in the Philippines. At 2.1km (1.34 miles) it's certainly a long one.

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25 November 2011


A river on the island Samar, the Philippines

On the way back on our recent trip to Samar, we stopped for a few minutes to take a couple of photos of this river. Both banks are full of palm trees - not sure if these are coconut plantations.

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24 November 2011

Coconut plantations

Coconut plantations on Samar, Philippines

A road on the island Samar, the Philippines. On either side of the road we see palm trees. These are coconut trees, and part of some of the many coconut plantations in the region.

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