Friday, 29 August 2014

Utrecht


It's been a long time since I rode on the back of a bike. The purpose was to go to the Station to go to Utrecht a pretty town in the middle of the Netherlands. One of the good things in the Netherlands is that the bicycle is an important method of transportation, making the average Dutchman very green. I went with my SIL and our daughters. The latter two went shopping by themselves and my SIL had to work, so I could stroll around in my own pace. I enjoyed it a lot.


I loved the flower baskets in the town of Utrecht.


The Dom is one of the major, if not "the" major trademark of the town of Urecht. You can easily spot it while walking around the center of town.


It's always nice to walk into bookstores in other towns. I like this one, they had a good collection and they displayed it well.


Pretty dress in a shopwindow always draw my attention


So do small flowering cacti, even though I wouldn't want them for in the house.


We all met up an hour before it was time to go back home in de Bakkerswinkel which later turned out to be a chain. Nevertheless it had a very nice atmosphere.


Their downstairs is very pretty.


We decided to order three cakes and divide them into fours leaving everybody a small piece of each cake. The waitress and my SIL were very impressed by how I had cut the bigger cakes into small pretty triangles. It's almost worth writing an essay about "how to divide a cake"



Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Rain boots

I've seen these boots for some time now, but they will be taken away at some point as they always renew the artwork on this piece of field. So yesterday was a sunny day and I thought it would be nice to go down there wearing our boots. This is the formal picture. There wasn't enough sky above, so I added some to make it into a square.

formal "Singing in the Sun"

But of course I much more like the outtake because these just happen and become more fun to look at. My oldest son wanted to make sure the storm was coming from that direction. I know it is rare in the Netherlands, but there was no wind yesterday ;). And the little one was still upset about the debate he had about whether it was allowed to sit on a piece of art, hence his expression.

outtake

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

New Website

It's been exactly a year since we moved from Italy to the Netherlands. Somehow initially I couldn't get myself to revamp my Photography website and in the meantime I've pursued another dream of mine which is to be formally trained to become a teacher. Circumstances led that I started a teaching degree last February and so far I'm enjoying it immensely. It meant I haven't had much time to devote to the professional side of my photographic career, but as always I've been photographing a lot. It's in my blood to photograph. Now I'm having my Summer break and I feel so energised, I've been very motivated to re-do my website and I thought it was time for a new name. As Shin means new in Korean, those who know me know I need to change things around once in a while. I'm happy with the result.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Beach

I started running in July. Must be contagious as my DH started running a few years ago and now runs marathons. I don't want to do marathons but running a 10k in less than 55min is something I hope to do. Because of this I run three times a week. Lately the weather in the Netherlands has been quite dreary. So it took most of my energy almost every other day to muster up enough willpower to get the out of the house to do my scheduled runs. Yesterday the weather picked up and today it's a glorious day. Great weather to go to the beach. It's not that far from where I live. An easy 5k bikeride. There were loads of shells on the beach. I don't think I've ever seen this many.





























Tuesday, 3 December 2013

TV




My DH's cousin works for Labyrint, a Dutch scientific television program. This was a particular broadcast about the fact that it can happen that stem cells are left by the baby in his/her mother. Some research says it can be good some says it can be bad. The program needed some mother/child(ren) pictures and I send her some. It was fun to see them being used. See if you can spot them :)

The program (in Dutch) can be seen here
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