Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

zondag 10 augustus 2014

Prins Hendrik 1915

I found a 1915 postcard and went for a walk, this morning. The trees are older, bigger now, but almost everything is still there, the barracks, the houses.
My aunt Elisabeth lived here, once upon a time. I visited her on birthdays, for tea in delicate china, petit fours, and (rather strange) Ricard. (She was the most beautiful girl of the village in her youth, I developed a taste for absinth, later...)

The folding Brownie, the papers, the developer - all wartime stuff.

dinsdag 5 augustus 2014


 Ich brauchte Sonne, Sommer, Eis.
Vecchio in der Altstadt also, und nach zwei Doppios hatte ich Energie für ein paar Schritte extra, also: nach Heerdt. Wo der Monolith mit sich machen lässt. (Kleines Bild: Oktober 2013.)

E Interesting film: sixties Imperiale S Pan, (Spanish, or Ilford FP3) with "built-in Y filter". In fourties Stierle MQ, the Brownie 2 on Kodak 4 (F22). At Kodak 3 the neg is "better" but I like this fog.

zondag 3 augustus 2014

War Horses

 Beek 1914: roaring Germany is on walking distance. We are neutral, but nevertheless: mobilization, horses get requisitioned.
Today, early morning: bikers, walkers, touristic atmosphere. In my wartime Ernemann I have 1949 Ansco triple S Pan, later developed in 1914 Eastman .

zaterdag 2 augustus 2014

1914 Nijmegen 2014

 A century ago men were gathering at this school in Nijmegen. Mobilization. The HBS is gone, some 1897 houses opposite still standing.
The WWI "Trenches-Ernemann" still going strong, Eastman powders from that time also. Then, and now.