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After years of fun and memorable rides, I decommissioned my RIH Luxe. It had served me for almost 35 years, had taking me around the equator, but the smarter move was to get a new bike. The Trek 1.2 (2016 model), in black of course, because "Black, black, black, is the color of my truely loved bike."
The best camera is the camera you have in your hands. The Lympus OMD E10 is a take-everywhere camera, only my 12-60/f2.8-4 is a great lens, also in size and weight. So, I thought of something 'normal' as a travel around lens. I decided on the Sigma 19mm/f2.8. A very good choice!
I have published an internet book called "Naar de Stad." Unfortunately for people who do not speak Dutch it is in Dutch. It contains reflections and ideas on city life, city building, city decay, encounter and public life, gardens and promises. Enough interesting stuff for you to check if there is a Dutch course available near you. The lucky people who do speak Dutch are invited to walk around through the pages. As I say in Dutch: "Ga wat grasduinen over het asfalt en tussen het beton."
"so you don't have to ..." (yes, I know, but it sounds so funny being wrong).
I think he is older than Sesame street, the Mouse of the WDR, the Westdeutsche Rundfunk, the public broadcaster of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. I discovered this funny, sometimes slightly pedantic creature when we were able to receive German tv in Amsterdam, somewhere in the '70-ties. The mouse has always simple and sweet solutions for all kinds of problems, with a wink to conventions. And, as with all really successful programs for children, it is not childish, but has a humour that also speaks to adults. When visiting Köln recently, I saw the WDR-Arkade with the "Laden mit der Maus" (the Shop with the Mouse), so I got my Maus-relics.
If you think the image is a bit bubbled: it is a scan from the paper bag I got, which traveled back home in my backpack.