Countdown to New Year 2018

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The countdown has started on several websites and in some parts of the world 2018 has already started. The Dutch New Year Celebrations would not be complete without eating typical Dutch oliebollen oily balls, deep-fried balls of dough covered with lots of icing sugar. At midnight we drink a good supply of Champagne or wine to wash them down. You can can buy them this time of year at the street vendors but do be prepared for a queue on New Year’s Eve. When the clocks strikes 00:00AM Dutch people toast on the "Happy New Year" with another quick drink and leaves their homes to go outside with large stocks of fireworks. The curtains are open tonight because we do not want to miss the fireworks. The oliebollen and fireworks are to ward off evil spirits. Outside it’s a madness around the streets and canals. New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam is frequently likened to a warzone by unsuspecting visitors and accidents do occur, so always proceed with caution. Many Amsterdammers will retreat to a house with a roof to enjoy the fireworks. The next morning the streets are very quiet and all you can see is a dark red carpet of burnt-out fireworks. On the 1st of January many brave swimmers will go for a short New Year’s dip in the freezing North Sea.

Last sunday afternoon I walk in my Jordaan neighbourhood and made some beautiful photos of the snow. The virgin white carpet of snow is crunching under my shoes. I began to remember why I love the winters so much. Photo taken at the Palmgracht from a snowy car roof. The curtains are open tonight because we do not want to miss the New Year’s fireworks. Wishing you much happiness today and throughout the New Year. Hopefully a year of photographic and new inspiration!

Het aftellen is begonnen op verschillende websites en in sommige delen van de wereld is 2018 al begonnen. Onze aftelling begint op oudejaarsavond. De gordijnen staan open vanavond want we willen het vuurwerk niet missen. Het national aftelmoment vond meestal plaats bij het Oosterdok in Amsterdam. Dit jaar zul je iets verder moeten lopen, naar de Kop van Java. Veel jongeren zullen de stad in gaan waar grote dans feesten zijn georganiseerd. Ze dansen al het ware het nieuwe jaar tegemoet. Andere zoeken juist thuis de gezelligheid op met vrienden en familie. Trakteer jezelf en andere op een lekkere oliebol en drink het weg met de bubbels van champagne of een wijntje. Oudejaarsvond is niet compleet zonder de oliebollen en appelflappen. Voor de vroege vogels en bikkels onder ons is er de traditionele nieuwjaarsduik terwijl de feestbeesten nog hun roes uit slapen. Op 1 januari kun je bij het strand Sloterplas in Amsterdam Nieuw-West het water in duiken. Het startschot is daar om 13:00 uur. Je kan natuurlijk ook met de trein naar Zandvoort rijden voor de oudste en bekendste nieuwjaarsduik van Nederland. Hier alvast mijn beste wensen voor het nieuwjaar en maak er een mooi fotografisch jaar van!

Discovered on Flickr (B℮n ) for this evil building. Original date: 2018-01-01 01:51:00

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This amazing evil building was found from Flickr by user /RealityScanner/ . Original date: 2011-05-12 08:08:11

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This terrifying evil building was spotted on Flickr by user /RealityScanner/ . Original date: 2011-05-12 08:09:20

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Discovered on Flickr (Rui Almeida Photography ) for this mind blowing evil building. Original date: 2013-11-11 10:38:02

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visit me in my new digital home where I joined the flattr experiment
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CameraNikon D90
Exposure0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperturef/5.6
Focal Length16 mm
ISO Speed 1600

Credit goes to Flickr (hey.pictrues ) for this cool evil building. Original date: 2010-11-08 16:50:07

Tagged: , atmosphere , background , cats , circle , coca cola , d90 , different , freedom , mirror , mirrorim , niklas plessing , simplicity , visualography

“See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,” just having fun!

I took this shot in the late afternoon light, what fun!

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-Canon 5D Mark II
-EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM
-Manfrotto

This cool evil building was spotted on Flickr by user Pete 5D…©… . Original date: 2013-09-17 17:18:55

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