Bones underneath Paris streets

Bones and sculls arranged in a decorative pattern in the underground network of Les Catacombes in Paris France.

Address Contact Web: Les Catacombs Just beneath the heart of Paris, there is a world of underground most of us would not expect; it’s called Les Catacombes. Approximately 20 meters under the ground there is a vast network of tunnels that have been made, to extract the limestone needed to build mega-projects for that time like the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the … Read More

Walters Coffee Roastery Istanbul

Just like in breaking bad the man in the yellow jump suit will start cooking. He will cook coffee

Walters Coffee Roastery, the Breaking Badd coffee lab in Istanbul. Breaking Bad, have you heard about or watched this tv show? I don’t think there are many people in this world at haven’t seen or heard of the hit series Breaking Bad. But if you haven’t heard about it, it’s about the high school teacher Walter White that has incurable … Read More

Kloffie Market December 1, 2018

A blue jacket with a cord that holds a key and a Piet Mondriaan black an white key tag.

De Hallen AmsterdamHannie Dankbaarpassage 471053 RT AmsterdamThe NetherlandsMap: De Hallen Amsterdam Web: De Hallen AmsterdamFacebook: De Kloffie MaktInstagram: De Kloffie Makt Time to do some Christmas shopping. And where better to do this than at the Kloffie Marte. The December edition will be held on Saturday, December 1. Have fun and let me know in the comments below what you bought. Dit bericht bekijken op … Read More

Kloffie Market November 3, 2018

A pair of second hand white sneakers net to a Louis Vuitton orange box at the Koffie Markt.

De Hallen AmsterdamHannie Dankbaarpassage 471053 RT AmsterdamThe NetherlandsMap: De Hallen Amsterdam Web: De Hallen AmsterdamFacebook: De Kloffie MaktInstagram: De Kloffie Makt Let do some shopping. Winter is coming; it’s time to pick out your next winter favourite at the Kloffie Market. So on November 3 let head out to the Hallen in Amsterdam for some good shopping and some excellent coffee. Have fun and let … Read More

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

Black board with writing and a quote by Seneca: Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

Seneca the Younger was born in the year 4 BC and lived until AD 65. His full name is Lucius Annaeus Seneca, but we know hem nowadays also as just Seneca. He was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman and satirist of the Silver Age of Latin literature. Senica was raised and lived in Rome, but he was born in … Read More

The journey not the arrival matters.

ocean liner under japanese flag and the quote The journey not the arrival matters. –T.S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot born 26th of September 1888 in St. Louis Missouri into a prominent Boston Brahmin family and died on 4th of January 1965. He was a publisher, essayist, playwriter, social critic literary and one of the 20th-century significant poets. When turning 25 years of age in 1914, he decided to move to England. He settled, worked and married … Read More

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.

Rainbow on a hill with a dark sky, The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.

Wallace Stevens born in Reading, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1879, and died August 2, 1955, was an American modernist poet. He was educated at New York Law School and Harvard and worked most of his life for a Hartford, Connecticut insurance company as an executive. He is also a Poetry Pulitzer Prize winner. He got this prize for his “Collected Poems” … Read More

80 Years’ War, Friday, 12 October

travel amsterdam museum rijksmuseum Man on Horseback 1634 Gerard ter Borch Dutch Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Museumstraat 11071 XX AmsterdamAmsterdamThe NetherlandsMap: Rijksmuseum Tel: +31 20 6747000Web: Rijksmuseum.nlFacebook: RijksmuseumInstagram: Rijksmuseum Mon – Sun 09:00 – 17:00To be sure check out their website This year it is 450 years ago that the Eighty Years War Began. These were the years that The Netherlands under the leadership of William of Orange rebelled against the King of Spain, King Philip II. … Read More

Kloffie Market October 6, 2018

A second hand white Dries van Noten shirt on a clothes hanger at the Koffie Markt.

De Hallen AmsterdamHannie Dankbaarpassage 471053 RT AmsterdamThe NetherlandsMap: De Hallen Amsterdam Web: De Hallen AmsterdamFacebook: De Kloffie MaktInstagram: De Kloffie Makt Looking for something to do on the 6th of October. I think a good plan would be to go to The Hallen in Amsterdam to have some good coffee or some lunch and at the same time to have a look if you can … Read More

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have

Bird sitting on telephone cable, The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have

Anna Marie Quindlen, born on July 8, 1952, is an American journalist, author and opinion columnist. Her column, Public and Private that was published in the New York Times, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992. Her journalism career she began in 1974 for the New York Post. She held several posts between 1977 and 1994 at The New … Read More