Life Snippets of 2019: The Before, the C-Word, the After

I was sitting outside the doctor's office waiting for my husband who had an appointment upstairs. It was an unusually warm February day and I had taken off my winter coat to soak in the early spring sun. Steffen was supposed to get some test results back. He had been having strange pains for a couple of weeks. At first I had thought he was just making up excuses to get out of our Sunday morning yoga routine, but as the pains got worse I asked him to get checked out. It was taking long. Too long. I rolled up [...]

By |2021-05-31T22:51:45+02:002019/09/19|Categories: Specials|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Photo Essay: The Canals of Amsterdam

I have already revealed that I will be spending several days in the Netherlands this year -- I'm so excited to be back in the land of Gouda, tulips and Rembrandt soon! Going through some of my old photos reminded me how incredibly adorable this country is... and made me look forward to exploring Holland in May even more! Water is everywhere in Amsterdam! Amsterdam and the Netherlands in general are defined by the water. Its history, industry, and architecture are closely intertwined with the presence of water and it's pretty much impossible to not be aware of this all [...]

By |2013-05-07T13:58:05+02:002013/03/18|Categories: Art History, Photo Essay|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

Amsterdam – Sex, Drugs and Sightseeing

After finally having found a place to stay in Zandvoort  Steffen and I were excited to explore the (in)famous capital of the Netherlands: Amsterdam has a crazy reputation. It's all about drugs, sex and beer, but at the same time Amsterdam has (had) a huge influence in the art scene. The regular train connection from Zandvoort took us right into the gorgeous central station of Amsterdam, which is already a first major sight to check out. After that we wanted to experience the city by foot and boat. Those are certainly the best ways to get to know the city. (Renting a bike [...]

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