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Happy 4th advent! Wishing you all happy holidays!

Here’s a picture I took a few days ago; The NEMO science museum here in Amsterdam. The building was designed by Renzo Piano who’s also famous for designing Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Chard in London, and The Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC.

The bicycle bridge leading to NEMO is called ‘Mr. J.J. van der Veldebrug’ (bridge number 1939), and this year it’s part of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The artwork was made by Dutch artist Peter Vink.



Happy 3rd advent!

The annual Amsterdam Light Festival has begun. I haven’t had time to check out all the art pieces yet, but here are two of them that I photographed the other day – “Two Lamps” and “Spider on a bridge”.


Still having lots of problems with WordPress 😦 My latest post didn’t show up in subscriber’s Readers, and WP Helpdesk aren’t able to help. Boooh. (If you read this, please check out the post from last week as well!)

Anyway, it’s been a lovely sunny weekend here in Amsterdam ❤ I took these pictures with my iPhone

Aren’t these tilted trees just so beautiful?

Love autumn leaves! So colorful and perfect..

The view when looking up whilst sitting under the tree outside my house




It’s snowing in Amsterdam! 🙂

Photos by iPhone – one taken just an hour ago when I was waiting for the tram to go home. The other one is a collage with pictures of my cat Tonje ❤


Week 43! Two photographs of Grey heron (Ardea cinerea), the first one shows a juvenile individual and the second one an adult.

The grey heron is very common here in The Netherlands, also in urban environments. Here in Amsterdam, they are ever present and well adapted to modern city life. They hunt as usual, but also visit street markets and snackbars.


The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is a common bird here in Amsterdam. There’s a group of them in my backyard, and they wake me up every morning! It’s a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call. Without exaggerating, there can be 30 of them (sometimes more, especially in the winter) in one tree. They’re nice to look at, but I do wish I had mute button (or at least a snooze button) for them 😉

Here’s a cute little female, she didn’t scream but just sat there talking to herself (who doesn’t sometimes) which seem to be typical for them.



Some pictures from the Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-

(1) “Greenpigs”


(2) “Bunch of Tulips”


(3) “Rotifers”


(4) “Nest”


(5) “Welcome to my home(town)”



He’s back! It’s been 2.5 years since I last saw this male Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata), so I was delighted to spot him again yesterday. 🙂





The annual Amsterdam Light Festival brightens up our beautiful city during the dark winter days 🙂

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Yesterday I took a flight in a small plane over Holland. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t fully cooperating, but I could still see Amsterdam and some tulip fields!

Six pictures from the plane- Click to open slideshow

Also: Caleephotography has got leet followers! A big THANK YOU for taking the time to visit my blog!!



The ultimate sign of Spring: Tulips!

Photos taken in Amsterdam today




A cute Fallow deer, seen in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen last week



Probably the last tulip picture for this season. I took this a couple of weeks ago, and now the petals begin to fall off and the leaves begin to wither away..



Amsterdam’s blooming with tulips everywhere now! Here’s a picture I took in a busy crossing on my way home from work


Quote from Wikipedia: The word tulip, which earlier appeared in English in forms such as tulipa or tulipant, entered the language by way of French: tulipe and its obsolete form tulipan or by way of Modern Latin tulīpa, from Ottoman Turkish tülbend (“muslin” or “gauze”), and is ultimately derived from the Persian: دلبند‎ delband (“Turban”), this name being applied because of a perceived resemblance of the shape of a tulip flower to that of a turban.


Happy weekend!


Spring green tulips


A nightshot outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam


f/3.5 – 0.6s – ISO 400 – 20mm – handheld

ps. If you’re in the area: Keukenhof opens today (until May 20).

ps2. I’m going to Sweden for a few days. See you next week!


Yesterday I came across a fold of Highland cattle in the forest. Aren’t they cute? They let me come close (I didn’t have any zoom lens with me) and posed very friendly.




Today was a wonderful autumn day with crisp air and sunlight. A day like this reminds me why autumn’s my favorite season! Happy to be outdoors again, I walked around in the forest the whole day. It was great.

“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, 
the trembling of a leaf.” 
   -  Albert Schweitzer


A Ringnecked Parakeet, well camouflaged among the still green leaves. (You guessed it-  Backyard. Today. PowerShot.)



There are wild Ringnecked Parakeets (often mistaken for parrots) here in Amsterdam. The first birds were released pets that managed to survive the cold winter (in the mid 70’s), and the group has been growing ever since. Pretty, colorful birds that brighten up this already beautiful place! These pictures were taken (from my balcony) today with PowerShot.