Every picture tells a story

Here we like to share stories that come with a picture or the other way round.

Palm Sunday in Mérida
May 8, 2024

Palm Sunday in Mérida

Travel Palm Sunday in Mérida The popular procession known as “la borriquita” (or “little donkey”) marks the start of the celebration of Easter Week...

June 23, 2023

Bullfighting – arenas and posters

Stories Bullfighting – arenas and posters A short introduction to our interest in bullfighting arenas and more Bull fighting is not a sport. It...

El Cerro "Mirador de la Memoria"
November 15, 2022

Mirador de la memoria

Stories Mirador de la Memoria A tribute to all the victims of the Spanish Civil War The Silence of Others The Silence of Others,...

November 7, 2022


Stories Mogarraz A story about a small Spanish village, a photographer and a painter Portraits on the walls Mogarraz is a municipality located in...

October 31, 2022

Oradour-sur-Glane Souviens toi – Remember

Stories Oradour-sur-Glane Souviens toi – Remember The drama of Oradour-sur-Glane In 2021 we visited the village of Kalávryta in the Peloponnese in Greece, where...

August 11, 2022

The Muslim community in Thrace

Stories The Muslim community in Thrace First introduction to Thrace On our last trip through Greece, where the focus was on the north of...

Seal pup at the Westerschelde
July 10, 2022

Seals at the Westerschelde river

Stories Seals at the Westerschelde river Encounters in the early morning with young seals at the Westerschelde in Zeeland The location Every morning we...

near Distomo
January 19, 2022

Sacred little houses of Greece

Stories Sacred little houses of Greece A story about kandilakia or proskynitaria, or as the vernacular also calls them ikonnísmata or ekklisákia, ‘devotion houses’...

July 31, 2021

Rotterdam – The Depot

Rotterdam The Depot The Depot of the museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Hidden Treasures Rotterdam is, I believe, one of the most interesting and beautiful...

Passi d'Oro, by Roberto Barni
June 27, 2021

Cities of the Hanseatic League – II

Stories Cities of the Hanseatic League (II) The first time that we wrote about the Hanseatic League was in 2019 when we visited Deventer,...

School girls
January 17, 2021

Down memory lane – Istanbul

Stories Down memory lane – Istanbul One of the most beautiful cities in the world In September 1993 we visited Istanbul for the first...

January 10, 2021

The cemetery of Bagolino

When we travel we often visit cemeteries. All the graves have a story to tell. The graves represent families, elderly people who have a...

Sjak Zwier - Guitar builder
July 9, 2020

Sjak Zwier – guitar builder

When leaving Greece in 1999 I got as present from my Greek colleagues an old bouzouki. We love Greek music and we have been...

Highland cattle
April 22, 2020

Highland cattle at the Westerschelde river

The Westerschelde river is very close to our house, in fact it is at the end of the small rural road along which we...

February 16, 2020

Cities of the Hanseatic League

Stories Cities of the Hanseatic League The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central...

The Westergren family
June 16, 2019

Story “The Westergren family”

Art in Denmark – The Westergren Family On our latest journey in Denmark we suddenly came across a group of sculptures on a hill....

February 24, 2019

In Flanders Fields

A new long term project, that  I started to work on is the Great War. Regretfully, due to Covid-19, the project is temporarily on...