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Working in Europe earning some hardy euro is the name of the game and bicycles, a plethora of dutch art, small houses and holiday festivities are getting in the way!

Gallery: sama and rama pay us a visit!

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

doing dutch stuff
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Gallery: switzerland in a camera phone

SWITZERLAND | Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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large architecture firm amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | Views [1567]

benthem and crowel architects. riding to work at 7:30 has become one of my favourite times of day.   I love the peace of the cool blue of the morning before the swarm of low-panting high schoolers: I love the piercingly cold air, bakery-lights and ... Read more >

Tags: lots of architects, peter bruckmann brucke, stedelijk


celebration of the swiss box

SWITZERLAND | Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | Views [1595]

there is nothing so clean as the swiss box no corners so perpendicular no pine boards quite so even with lacquer and no knots quite so ‘knotlike’ i love the cultural pragmatism and logic that is infused in swiss architecture simple geometries ... Read more >

Tags: architecture, mountains, rant, swiss


Gallery: switzerland round 2

SWITZERLAND | Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

photo marathon
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Gallery: a swiss franc in a swiss bank? not a chance!

SWITZERLAND | Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

family visit, zumthor, liebskind, wedding
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about grossvati

SWITZERLAND | Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | Views [1592]

i’ve been lucky enough to have attended only three funerals.   so it was very strange to think I was the representative for my entire family at my grandfather’s ceremony. suddenly, the stubborn grandfather I have always so respected, loved ... Read more >

Tags: memoir for the buettikofers


Gallery: friesland

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

sailing holiday
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Gallery: vrije universiteit

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

interesting architecture
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day as a dutch chick (by an aussie chick who presumes to know)

NETHERLANDS | Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | Views [756] | Comments [1]

you get up in the morning and put on your finest scungies   (male audience: old-school name for lycra-style undies equal to colour of skirt) to counter bicycle-flashing (because you can ride a bicycle in any attire, and make the high-heeled practice ... Read more >


Gallery: sailing

NETHERLANDS | Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

three guys, a girl and a pretty place
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Gallery: if you'll let me indulge in the word, 'diversification'

NETHERLANDS | Saturday, 16 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

appartment housing in amersfoort
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for the architects: small housing, density and diversity in holland

NETHERLANDS | Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | Views [414]

i'm pretty lucky to have some cluey artist friends who are updating me on their favourite building projects.  these are mastering the art of diversity in spite of 'the module' http://www.kattenbroek.info/en/index-en.htm www.vathorst.com


dutchification complete with bicycle purchase

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | Views [559]

I always knew that bicycles were used in holland, i just didn't realise that bikes are essential, practically obligatory, in the dangerous tournament that is daily life in amsterdam. My godmother should be pleased to know that her patronage is the reason ... Read more >


Gallery: duc's family

NETHERLANDS | Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

'gezellig' - 'nice', 'cosy', 'comfortable'
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Gallery: i amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

welcome with a gay parade
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