Architectual snippet of the the Zuidas. A place that is evolving into Amsterdam's prime location for international businesses and modern homes - Zuidas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
I think without reflections, urban photography and architecture would be pretty boring…Reflections are just great things, they double the content of your shot and by doing so they add depth, complexity and texture to a scene.- Kraanlei seen from Kanonplein, Ghent, Belgium
Zuidas is Amsterdam's prime business location, an urban hub with international allure. It’s also the place that is crawling with yuppies… Yuppism is not entirely defined by income or class, it’s a phenomenon of self-absorbed young professionals earning a good pay, enjoying the sophisticated urban life and generally out of touch with most of the challenges and concerns of far less well-off people. They work for a bank that is now partially owned by the Dutch taxpayer, drive a BMW, Porsche, 4X4 or a bakfiets, participate at bootcamps or play hockey and are usualy heavily in debt. The latter to finance a beautiful apartment in a fine neighborhood. Often they have barely enough cash left to pay for their three piece suit with too short pants or their brown van Bommel shoes and therefore stopped taking expensive holidays apart from going camping in France with their own food packed in the trunk of the car. What matters is that as in the name of an old British sitcom, that they continue keeping up appearances – Zuidas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The classic Dutch city of cobbled streets, historic buildings, grand churches, even grander museums and canals - Haarlem, The Netherlands
Ghent at twilight is just amazing. It always makes you feel like you're inside a fairytale - Koophandelsplein, Ghent, Belgium
Ghent by light - Postcard Greetings from Belgium's most beautiful city. A city that has at almost every turn something fantastic to see, explore, do or eat - Schouwburgstraat, Ghent, Belgium
Postcard Greetings From Ghent - View on the Old Law Courts from the Koophandelsplein, Ghent Belgium.,
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte scrambled to calm a brewing storm over his new government's plans to scrap a dividend tax for companies, saying it was needed to retain and promote foreign investment. Rutte defended his government’s decision with a swipe at Belgium: "If we don’t scrap the tax then we will be following in the footsteps of Belgium. In the past there used to be a lot of multi-nationals there and now they have is just one international company left: AB InBev. The rest have left”. Seriously Mr. Rutte? Painting Belgium as being an economic desert isn’t that several bridges too far?
When the sun sets, the city lights up again. The Ghent lighting plan kicks in as thousands of lights are switched on. It’s not a mishmash of styles, but a carefully crafted network of atmospheres and accents. The concept was developed by the famous lighting designer Roland Jéol. In 2004 the City of Ghent won the International city.people.light award for this lighting plan. The Michelin guide awarded it three stars – Law Courts, Ghent, Belgium
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