Thursday, August 26, 2010

Banner and shop

Banner, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

It was dark and wet this morning. The banner announcing a fashion-show is all wrinkled and unreadable; probably from the strong wind.
This is how it looked on this Thursday-morning in Winschoten.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuinland again

Tuinland again, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Replacing the plants we bought a week-and-a-half ago and which were almost dead already. We used the refund money to buy new ones.


Scu, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

It looks like this building, which is situated in the Mr. Jan Fr. Vietorstraat with it's broad side along a road, might have been a school.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Icr, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

While enjoying two scoops, one pear, one chocolate, I took a picture of the giant icecream-cone. This proved to be a difficult proces because the wind was very strong and blew my cup and napkin away.


Sodom, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Street with announcement of the Waterbei-festival.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mondaymorning blurred cleaning

Vran, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Always on mondaymornings when I go to work they are cleaning the streets.


Ham, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

This looks very Aldi-ish, eventhough the Aldi is at the other side of the parking lot.

It is a wet carton box with the Dutch words Shoulderham.

Oink oink.

Friday, August 20, 2010


M, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Green trees, blue sky, white stripes and dead tree, all in one picture from a walk in the Mensingebos.

Mensingetrack through the park

Mensinghe, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Just a few yards up this track the herd of ur-oxen were grazing. They looked menacing, we thought. And because the warningsigns say that you should always keep 25 meters distance, we took a detour.

This morning in Vinkhuizen

S, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

It looks darkish in Vinkhuizen, but I can assure you it wasn't.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Evening at eight thirty

Evening at eight thirty, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

It is going fast now. The end of the day comes three minutes sooner every day.

It must be art

W, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

It must be art and it probably needs an explanation the size of a phonebook. And anyway, it is very ugly. I say: "Semtex helps".

Groningen market

G, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

While eating french fries from the Waterloo brothers, we watched the new, fresh students on introduction week in Groningen.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lotte and Iris

Lotte and Iris, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Up in the watchpost, grafitti shows the local youth comes here to smoke pot and make out. At least, I hope for them they do not only smoke pot.

Fata morgana

Fata morgana, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

In the recreational area around Lauwersoog, which is also shooting practice ground, there stands a lone tree in a huge field.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wubbo sails past

Wubbo, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

As we were waiting for the Pleiadenbridge, the Ecolution ship of Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels sailed past. This happened just as I was telling my wife about this ship.

The boat is about to pass the warf that took part in it's build: No Limit Ships in Groningen, in cooperation with Marvis Jachtbouw also in Groningen.


Tuinland, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.


Friday, August 13, 2010


Wind, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Building a new building at the site of the original studentflat at the end of what was once a throughway and where once my aunt lived and where my cousin was born. I took the picture from the hotel next to the Martiniplaza where I had a meeting with my colleague.


Monk, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Monkey rock is the nickname of the HQ of the Gasunie. Actually, the building symbolizes a gasflame. It sits at the end of a park, directly at the intersection of the ringroad and the A7 highway, from Amsterdam to the north of Germany.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Eemsmond, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Waiting before the interview. T minus 7. Almost time to go in after 10 minutes waiting in the car.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Johnny Moodman

E, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

A car is parked in the Johan Modastraat, along the city-hall, towards the Langestraat.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Winter is such a long time ago.

Winter, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

It was this last winter, here at this spot, a suitable place for parking your car. Or, so it seemed.

All the cars that are parked here now will not notice it. But there is a slight slope where the cars are parked. Down towards the hedge. And there was lots of snow. And the snow was frozen.

At the end of the day I came back to my car and tried to drive away. My wheels slipped and I couldn't get up the slight slope.

There was nobody around who could help me. So I walked back to the center and found a Halfords-shop. I bought a snow-shovel and walked back. Then I started clearing away the snow and managed to drive up to the street-level.

From there on it was piece of piss to drive back home.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cleaning the public loo

Crsn, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Every Monday morning the public loo is cleaned. The man in orange hoses the construction with a soapy-smelling solution.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Harbour in Leermens

Harbour, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

This is the harbour in Leerms, or Leermens as I could say. The day felt busy, people angling, or picknicking, cars passing by, birds fighting... The countryside should be much more quiet.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Bud, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Dizzie, he was screaming

Next to O.P. who was beaming

Monk was thumping

Suddenly in walked Bud and then they got into somethin'

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Driving home

F, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Gas station at Meedenertol approaching, I'm on the highway. This is the quietest part of the journey home. The closer I come to the city the busier the traffic gets.

Bike parked against wall

Bile, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

This blue and silver bike is parked before a wall next to the drainpipe of a sportsshop. Just so you know. I recognize the Peugeot lion and the Adidas swash.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Closer, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

The campus is closing the free space in. I am standing here on the outer edge of the Zerniketerrein with my back towards the KVI. When I was a student, only one third max of the terrain was occupied. Now only the last quarter maybe remains without buildings.

Where can the deer go when the buildings come any closer?p>

Rain is coming

R, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Just as I'm about to go for a lunchbreak walk, the sky gets darker and darker. I go anyway.
In the end I have to wait under the entrance of the bank, next to the most beautiful girl of Winschoten, the absolute most stunningly beautiful girl in all of Oldambt, for the rain to end. After a while it stops and I can go back to work.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Not a roman church in France

France, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

This is the church in Leermens, next to Eenum and Oosterwijtwerd. Again, we are looking for a house around these parts.


Stone, originally uploaded by XPeria2Day.

Grey, upright gravestone in the Donatus church of Leermens. In memory of Willem Clant to der Borch, who died in 1541.