After collecting my Thai tourist visa from the embassy in Den Haag my sister and I decided to checkout the nearby beach of Scheveningen... The weather during the whole week was pretty awful, but that day the sun finally broke through. Despite the lockdown there were a few people enjoying an almost empty beach. A few dogs had a great time racing around, not bothered with the strong wind and the cold sea. Huge tankers were visible on the horizon, we even saw some kite surfers a
In 1959 comic artist Willy Vandersteen and writer Maria Rosseels - both Belgian - went on a 3 month trip to the Far East in a KLM ‘Constellation’, they traveled to Japan, Philippines, Hongkong, Thailand, India, Egypt and Turkey. In those days that was considered an amazing trip! Willy Vandersteen was already well known for his Suske en Wiske (in English: Willy and Wanda / Bob & Bobbette / Spike and Suzy) and this journey generated lots of inspiration for new adventures, such
The last real winter with lots of snow I experienced was more than 20 years ago... But the last few days showed a slight drop in temperature - just below zero - at night. With frosty results! Luckily the early mornings were sunny and without wind. Perfect opportunity to go outside and take pics. Always a bit tricky as my fingers get cold very quickly, but somehow I captured quite a few chilly scenes. Whether nature or man-made objects, frost turns them into objects of beauty.
Hmm, it looks like this is going to be my first post without any photos! As most kids I grew up with comics and luckily my parents, aunts and uncles didn’t disapprove as I was a ferocious reader of ‘proper’ children books as well. 3 covers: the first 2 for TinTin magazine and the 3rd of the Dutch album. The weekly comic zines - Donald Duck and Kuifje (TinTin in French) - were eagerly awaited… In my teens I became a comic book collector, but after I started traveling in the 80