Screen on the street

Screen on the street

An old TV, a box of cassettes. Probably nothing really wrong with either.  Just replaced by a skinnier flat model, and an iPod.

Man, I miss mix cassettes. Looking at the box gave me a slight feeling of nostalgia. Handwritten cassette inserts. A lot of care went into to these. Now carelessly discarded.

Box of C90s

Box of C90s

The Mean Streets of Amsterdam

September 17, 2008

The broken chair

Chair Bear Bunch

I was cycling the WunderKind to the creche this week when some street rubbish caught my eye. What happended here? It looked like a bar-room fight resulting in a broken chair. Probably one of the Amsterdammertjes caught the full force.

This will Chair you up

I’ve got another similar picture of a broken chess board. Man, these guys can’t take a joke!

Broken Chess Board

"Freeform Chess" - as the Germans would say. We say "Jazz".

Amsterdam Signwriting

July 21, 2008

Painted signage Rijwelstalling, Da Costa buurt Amsterdam

Painted signage Rijwelstalling, Da Costa buurt Amsterdam

I found these two painted signs a few doors away from each other close to where we live. Note the distinct “iJ” form, and the way it’s just painted over a sign underneath. In a modern world of vinyl lettering, it’s rare to see these careful signwriting these days.

Either they got called away before finishing the phone number, or at the time the exchange was limited to about 100 numbers!

Painted signage Rijwel & Motor, Da Costa buurt Amsterdam

Painted signage Rijwel & Motor, Da Costa buurt Amsterdam