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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23 November 2011

Fishing boat

Fishing boat in the Philippines

A small fishing boat on a secluded, deserted beach somewhere on the island Samar, in the Visayas region in the Philippines. The boat seems to be freshly painted, maybe it's still new.

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22 November 2011

Nijenrode castle

Nijenrode castle, Breukelen

Nijenrode castle, on the bank of the river Vecht, just outside the village Breukelen. This medieval castle nowadays houses the Nyenrode Business University.

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21 November 2011

18 November 2011


Vecht river

A view of the Dutch river Vecht. I took this photo somewhere between the villages Maarssen and Breukelen, in the Utrecht region in The Netherlands.

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17 November 2011



A heron on the bank of the river Vecht, a small river in the Utrecht region here in Holland.

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16 November 2011



A photo of the Dutch village Nieuwersluis. a village on the Vecht river. I took this photo from the other side of the Vecht. Note the beautiful, typical Dutch, drawbridge on the background.

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15 November 2011


Paddenstoel sign post

This is a photo of a typical Dutch sign post. It is aimed at pedestrians and cyclists, and is only knee-high. Here in Holland we call it a paddenstoel, or toad stool.

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14 November 2011


Pony in November

When I walked past his meadow, this black pony came up to the barrier to greet me. He is wearing a jacket to protect him against the cold November weather.

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11 November 2011


Cross on the mausoleum of the German emperor at Huis Doorn

The last German emperor, Wilhelm II (or William II), abdicated after the first world war and fled to Holland, where he settled in Doorn Manor (Huis Doorn in Dutch). After his death he was buried in a mausoleum in the garden of the manor.

The photo shows a detail of this mausoleum: A cross on top of the mausoleum roof.

More photos of Huis Doorn and the mausoleum today on my gallery blog.

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10 November 2011


Lantern at Doorn Manor

A lantern in the garden of Doorn Manor (or Huis Doorn as it is known locally) in The Netherlands.

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09 November 2011


Eagle statue

Detail of an eagle statue in Doorn, province Utrecht, The Netherlands. It is standing right in front of (and in the garden of) the manor house where the last German emperor, Wilhem II, lived after his abdication.

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08 November 2011

Street lights

Street lights, Amsterdam

Street lights on the Damrak street in Amsterdam. On the background the tower of the Beurs van Berlage, the Dutch stock exchange.

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07 November 2011

Fun fair in Amsterdam

Fun fair in Amsterdam

A Ferris wheel on a fun fair on the Dam square in Amsterdam, right in front of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam.

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04 November 2011

Market stall

A market stall in the Philippines

A market stall, selling mostly bananas. I took this photo on a small neighborhood market in Tacloban City, Leyte, the Philippines.

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03 November 2011

Tacloban City

Tacloban City

Birds-eye view of Tacloban City, Leyte, the Philippines. In the background left the tower of the Santo NiƱo Church. I took this photo from the roof of our hotel, Hotel Alejandro.

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02 November 2011

Children in a fishing boat

Children in a fishing boat, the Philippines

I took this photo, of three Filipino children in a fishing boat, in the Visayas region in the Philippines.

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01 November 2011

Bus terminal

Bus terminal, Guiuan

The bus terminal of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, the Philippines. Officially it's called the Guiuan Integrated Transport Terminal. If you look carefully you can see buses, jeepneys and tricycles on the terminal.

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