Photo Friday


Sometimes, you end up with a photo that really catches your fancy, sometimes for reasons you can’t quite put into words. This photo is one of those. It’s best seen large (if you have a big enough screen). There’s something about it — the depth via the lamp in the foreground; the Hoogt sign, which blends with the brick; the string of bulbs beneath the sign; the hint of the street off to the right; the splashes of blue from the street sign and the reflection in the window — I was just really happy with this photo.

It was taken at ‘t Hoogt, a small theater/restaurant in town that shows classic films and smaller independent current films. Art house kind of stuff. I went over on Tuesday to get a photo of the place to use for a post for Trippist about the John Cassavetes retrospective they’ll be holding soon, and got this shot for myself.

I used to follow a website that gave suggested topics for photos for the day/week and I’d post the photo I took on Friday on an old blog I used to have. Maybe I’ll start doing this again, posting some of my favorite photos taken here in Utrecht. Not necessarily the more obvious tourism shots; just stuff that catches my fancy.

8 thoughts on “Photo Friday

  1. I like it! Which reminds me, I ought to go check out your latest additions on Flickr. I’ve been so busy lately with work & have had not enough time to blog or check other blogs, etc.

    Have a nice weekend!

    • Thanks! I’ve been busy with the camera this week, taking my dog on long walks around town during the gorgeous weather, so I’ve been quite busy on Flickr. I hope you get to take a nice break this weekend and enjoy yourself. Make the most of the sunshine!

  2. Hi this is Ken from Dutch Depression / Dutch Fairytale

    I love YOUR blog. I have been looking at all your entries and photos. You are much more advanced than I. Congrats and much success to you.

    I know this may seem like a small thing to comment about your blog (because you facts and photos are wonderful) but one thing I was most excited about and ran to my partner and said “come here look at this SEE I told you! There are no chocolate chips here. Look she is making Chocolate Chip cookies from that chocolate bar!’ You validated me and I thank you!

    Have a great day and look forward to reading and seeing more!

    • Lordy, if I can throw a hissy fit over a sudden lack of cumin powder, then I’m hardly one to find it strange that someone might focus on the lack of chocolate chips. (For what it’s worth, I think I’ve seen them on occasion at Super de Boers grocery store, in with the other “foreign” foods, but they’re probably insanely expensive.)

      Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for the kind comments. Enjoy your weekend and happy biking! 😉

  3. I’ve been following your blog for some time now because a) Utrecht is my hometown, and b) I no longer live in the Netherlands but abroad, so you get a little homesick now and then. And it is so good to see a foreigner’s perspective of my town. I do the same as you these days, I blog from my ‘new’ hometown’, and I just wanted to let you know I really enjoy your posts. Keep it coming!

    • Thank you! I fell in love with Utrecht almost immediately, so I hope I’m doing the city justice. I hope you’re enjoying your new hometown, just as much as I’m enjoying your old one.

  4. I know that spot 🙂
    Came across your blog via expats site. I’m in Utrecht, too (7 years)
    Great blog and love the shots.

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