At the end of day one we made a stop at supermarket Pick ‘n Pay getting our groceries for tonight’s dinner.
Next to office where my partner Linnemore was active spreading her knowledge there was a glove factory. I was welcome to move around freely and take as many pictures as desired. This metal ‘thing’ was hot, if not to say bloody hot I notice, to iron the newly made gloves.
Since we only had five days in KWT I asked our contacts if they knew of someone who could accompany me on my photo safari in the hope that this person would get me directly to places I would not easily find being on my own. I was brought in contact with ‘T-man’, a young artist who would probably understand what I was after.
Often people try to compare themselves and others with animals. According to my girlfriend for example, I am a beluga whale. I at first was not familiar with the beluga whale, but since seeing some pictures, I completely agree. The resemblance is uncanny.
These days there seem to be a higher degree of biodiversity in the city than in rural areas. The bee population in the city is in good shape. There are grants for façade gardens. People throw seed bombs in the verges along the highway. Flat roofs are planted with mosses and succulents.
Most people I know don’t own a car. As long as you live in a city that doesn’t have to be a problem. In most cities there are a lot of alternatives. You can take your bike, a tram, a bus or a metro.
It gets more difficult however when you have to transport things. Continue Reading →
A while ago I was waiting in front of a traffic light with my bike when a young woman stopped next to me. She was on the phone with a friend and she was talking about a date she’d had the night before.
“He was really nice.” I heard her say. “I really had the feeling we hit it off. Until he suddenly told me that I had a very large forehead.” Continue Reading →