Scraping the scraps out of the pan because you don’t want it to stop:) The “scraps” here are spending time with our son. We have a different relationship with him than with our daughters. We have our traveling gene in common. So wherever he is on the globe for longer than a year, we’ll visit. He takes us places where we haven’t been, and for the rest it’s a Skype relationship:)
Chose the header of Tienanmen Square,  our last day of our Beijing visit together.



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All photos were taken in Holland, except the sky.


Some rather simple doors on the corner of the Shopping Center The Hague. Are you sure it’s the Hague? I see a KFC!  Yep, we’re seeing more and more fast food in healthy Holland.
Son brought us here, went with his bike to do a test at the International college, then came back to have lunch together.
(Random.: the Fun, Thurs. Doors)





When I looked up in this old Indoor mall, built around 1890 called “De Passage” for high class shopping, as an imitation of Paris. I knew this indoor mall from my own college time, andwas surprised, when I looked up because I couldn’t remember this cross way or bridge above. Nor could I remember having seen the stairs f(or the workers) there.
(ABC Wed.-O, and All For Fri Hunt)



Fri  Hunt:
Starts with P: De Passage
Look Up

The thing with traveling to other countries is that there are always some coins and stamps left, that of course are useless in the USA!
Makro-Tex – Useless






Meeting another blogger is a great experience.
Will took hubby and I to all the wind mills in Kinderdijk (below)
Hubs took this reflection of us in a typical Dutch window.
Here in the States two bloggers with two photography friends
came to my house and saw my paintings,
which was just as much a lovely experience.
(Random: The Good, Weekend Reflection)




Capture of Hubs. Have no idea what flower this is … any suggestions?
Floral Bliss, floral Fri Foto )




At least half of Holland was at one time  water.
Holland used its water and wind for energy, via the wind mills. And still does.
(Random: The R., Tue Travel Tue Treasure, Thurs Travel Photo)





Sunday Trees, Weekend Green




If I’m not mistaken they say in some places on the globe “Car Park?”  This is definitely a “Bike Park!”
One Word Sunday Mobile





On the road
(Sky Watch)




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45 Comments Add yours

  1. Sasa S. says:

    Your flower looks like FREESIA. Maybe…? Very beautiful pic.

  2. I loved seeing your studio, and visiting you, and those windmills I’d love to see one day.

  3. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Deborah! With you and the photo club it started trickles of small groups of people coming in -is that your talent, connecting people?

  4. Tamar says:

    Love the window reflection!

  5. fun60 says:

    The flower looks like a freesia from your photo. Like the architecture of the old indoor mall. So much more interesting than modern shopping centres.

  6. Sallie says:

    Such a beautiful country … lovely that you got to see your traveling son there … and what a joy to meet Wil! Two great bloggers together!

  7. pappilanmummo says:

    Useless in USA Italias coins and stamps – are you testing in USA 😉

  8. Ruth says:

    It should be nice to explore the world with your family. My family is not that inclined to travel so we do not share that gene. At least they like my travel stories and pictures. The good thing is that I have a husband that loves to travel. Both of us enjoy camping, road trips and international travel. #OurWorldTuesday

  9. zongrik says:

    i really like the corner building, it’s shape and the shape of the roof especially

  10. riitta k says:

    Gorgeous photos this time too. The flower looks a freesia to me too and the shot is really stunning ❤

  11. Its always fun to meet fellowbloggers… although I still have to meet bloggers from another country 😉

    That flower, is it a Hosta?

    Beautilful photo’s… and yes, fastfood is very often seen here, I very rarely eat it though, I don’t like it and besides that I am not allowd to eat it because I am allergic to the most of it

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-WEDNES-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  12. tgeriatrix says:

    I like your word “Skype relationship”. And I am quite happy that it exists.

  13. What a beautiful country! As usual, your photos are beautiful as well. There are sights there, that aren’t seen anywhere else in the world.

  14. Well hello there.
    Thanks for sharing you beautiful photo’s with us.
    Have a nice ABC~Week.
    Daphne, ABCW~team

  15. jesh stg says:

    Since you travel much, you probably make use of Skype:)

  16. jesh stg says:

    Only eat the french fries from Mac Donalds, for the hamburgers make me feel sick. Here there’s a hamburger chain of stores called “In-and-Out Burger” only a few times a year., but at least my stomach can take it, lol!

  17. jesh stg says:

    Yes, traveling without your husband would be less fun, eh? When we were younger, the only way to travel was camping:)
    My parents traveled minimally. M brother and wife, now he’s retired, travels a lot, but he has a different “taste” on what he wants to see. We like to get a taste of the culture, museums, and eat in the out-of-the-center food places and coffee shops, or nature parks.
    By the way, did your parents come out okay from that weather disaster?

  18. tgeriatrix says:

    By travelling with the camper it is not so easy with the internet. I use it at home a lot to keep contact with friends from abroad, it is quite helpful for a former expat to keep contact.

  19. Roger Green says:

    Nice sites! So travel is hereditary?

  20. I wonder if those purple flowers are freesias. They look those that randomly pop up in the yard in the Spring. The street scene of Holland reminded me of a corner on Market St. in San Francisco. I love virtual traveling when I come to you site.

  21. bettyl - NZ says:

    Great scenery! I love Hub’s shot but I don’t know what it is, either!

  22. Norm 2.0 says:

    That bike rack is really cool. I’ve never seen anything like it.

  23. Jesh, I have that traveling gene, too, in a big way!! 🙂 So nice that you can share that and time with him around the world. I especially like the shots of the flower, the windmills, and the bikes. My husband is a cyclist, although since he works from home, he doesn’t have to ride to work.


  24. ann says:

    The old has lasted and it is splendid.

  25. Kelleyn says:

    I need to make it to the Haugue before we head home in July. I believe it is less than a 4 hour drive from where I live. Some many place to see.

  26. jesh stg says:

    Very common in other cities and towns (near the center) than Amsterdam:)

  27. jesh stg says:

    You two have the love for physical exercise in common, eh? It helps when you have a family member living abroad – it gives you a “reason” to spend money:):)

  28. I love those windmills and I wish my small town would ride bikes more often. Love seeing all of those! Thank you for linking up and I hope you have a GREAT weekend!

  29. Joanne Sisco says:

    I LOVED the photo of the windmills. It must be the Dutch half of my heritage. I fell in love with windmills during the one and only visit I’ve ever had to the Netherlands as a teenager, but I’ve never seen a windmill ‘farm’ like this one before!

  30. Eileen says:

    Hello, I love the windmills, pretty reflection shot and the beautiful sky. Great series of photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend.

  31. Debbie Smyth says:

    i’m glad you got to spend time with you son. My daughter’s travelling in Asia at the moment so I haven’t seen her for a few weeks.
    A great mobile shot – you have to be mobile with that many bikes!

  32. Neat shots! Thanks for sharing your trip.

  33. Peter B says:

    Beautiful flower shot, and the Dutch windmills always look magical to me! Have a nice weekend.

  34. Jackie says:

    I have a drawer full of usellless – coins and paper money from other countries. I like In N Out Burgers. I would like to go back to Amsterdam too.

  35. yogiabb says:

    Beautiful post, I love meeting fellow bloggers IRL.

  36. James says:

    Nice photos!
    De Passage reminds me of Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen in Brussels.

  37. prior.. says:

    lovely post – and regarding your Hague doors – I like the little balcony/veranda – and laughing at the KFC – seems that little chain has been making it a lot of places lately. A while ago I saw a documentary about Colonel Sanders and how he was so strategic in his goal to build the chain. Oh and recently my hubs told me that KFC has a twitter account that follows only 11 people. The spice girls and then six people named Herb – and I guess that is supposed to be a reminder that they use 11 herbs and spices – lol

  38. Mascha says:

    Famous shopping mall, reminds me of the GUM in Moscov and the coins are the same, as I’m using all the days.
    A fresia-flower, I think…
    Thanks for joining, greetings from Germany

  39. bettyl - NZ says:

    A lovely variety of photos. I believe it’s a freesia, too.

  40. prior.. says:

    Hi Jesh – I am not sure the comment here was meant for this particular post – I meant to comment on how cool the reflection was – and the bike rack. I am puzzled… oh well

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