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Stadhuis Deventer

Het is alweer even geleden dat ik wat op mijn blog plaatste. Het is ook al een tijd geleden dat ik het nieuwe stadhuis van Deventer tijdens een rondleiding mocht bewonderen en tussendoor deze foto's maakte (..)

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Exhibition photos

The '3DEE page' has been updated with photos of all the spaces, so if you weren't able to visit during the summer, you can now take a look at all the individual spaces there. Visit the project page, scroll down a little and view the gallery.

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Zwarte Silo

About a week ago I visited the Havenkwartier. The 'black silo' (zwarte silo) was open to the public so I was able to take a few snapshots inside. It still has a beautiful and industrial atmosphere even though it's quite empty now.

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HKLOS

Today almost everyone working in the 'Havenkwartier' (the harbor area that houses a lot of creative companies, artists etc. in Deventer) opened their doors to the public.

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Vandaag was HKLOS- oftewel, (bijna) alles en iedereen in het Havenkwartier had z'n deuren open. Een mix van open ateliers, de achtbaan ervaren middels een 3D-bril, muziek, wijn proeven van La Bottega in de Bella Macchina garage, een Space Cowboys barbecue, DAVO bier, snuffelen in de kringloopwinkel, de Lucy Cube van binnen bekijken, workshops volgen, informatie over zelf bouwen in het Havenkwartier opvragen, de smid aan het werk zien en de smalle trapjes van de Zwarte Silo beklimmen.
Voor de kinderen was er de beste (onbedoelde) zandbak ooit.  

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Drents Museum

When I visited the Drents Museum I was expecting to see the new wing (and take a few pictures of it, of course). Unfortunately they were still working on the new exhibition at the time, so I had to be content with looking at a small part of the new wing and visiting the old part of the museum.

The old wing is definitely very beautiful as well. I'll go back for the new wing later this year.

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Abel

A little while ago we went to Assen. We parked near this building (apparently it's called the Abel Tasman toren- toren means tower). I have a soft spot for huge, sober/ minimalistic structures so it immediately caught my attention.

So far I've been able to find out it was built in 1977 and it was the tallest building in Assen for a while, until the Regiopolitie Drenthe building surpassed it apparently. Unfortunately I have no idea who the original architect was. (if anyone does, feel free to leave me a note)

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PTT Pi

I saw this at the second hand store here. A fifties speaker. It has a few scratches and smudges but it looks fine mostly. Best of all: it has quite a lot of space inside.. so I decided we just had to buy it so we could put our Raspberry Pi inside and transform it into a music box.

We're both quite busy at the moment so it'll probably take a while, but I can't wait to get this thing working. Which means.. I'll need to buy a second Pi at some point because obviously I had other plans for it initially :)

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Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg

A while ago we visited Museum Küppersmühle in Duisburg (Germany). Art works like 'Traum des Künstlers' by Markus Lüpertz and the 'Sternenlager' works by Anselm Kiefer were definitely worth the visit, as was the building itself with the modern architectural addition by Herzog & De Meuron.

The main entrance and the staircase from the outside.

I took a few pictures of the spectacular staircase from the inside as well.

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To be honest, it's not enough to look at the pictures (then again- is it ever?). This is one of those interiors you'll want to experience yourself- you just have to see and feel the material that was used up close and personal.

The area itself, the inland port, is beautiful as well. We'll definitely want to visit there again.

Lucy Cube

On friday january 31st I attended the opening of the 'Lucy Cube', a hotel room placed on top of an old industrial structure in the Havenkwartier (the port area) in Deventer. It will be open for guests soon.
For more info, check Lucy's facebook page. (texts are in Dutch)

Afgelopen vrijdag 31 januari was de officiële opening van de 'Lucy Cube', een hotelkamer naar ontwerp van kunstenaar Rob Sweer en architecten MuldersvandenBerk. De Lucy Cube staat bovenop de vultrechter in het Havenkwartier in Deventer; een geweldige plek voor een bijzondere overnachting met mooi uitzicht.

De Space Cowboys zorgden voor de (broodnodige) warme vuurtjes (het leek wel winter, zo koud), er gingen heel wat broodjes met zuurkool en worst rond en er werd gesproken door o.a. Guido de Vries, voormalig wethouder Marc-Jan Ahne, wethouder Robin Hartog Heys en de eerste hotelkamergast.

Helaas was het pikdonker toen de sneak preview binnenin de Cube plaatsvond maar ik hoop op een nieuwe kans bij daglicht, met camera- binnenkort.

Meer info op Lucy's facebook pagina.

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winter

In the Netherlands, it seems as though autumn is filling in for winter until spring arrives. We drove to Germany today; the cold and snow there took us by surprise. A pleasant surprise, because I wasn't sure I was going to see anything like this anymore before next year.

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Radioprogramma Business Actueel

I attended a local- hence this rather short English and longer Dutch text- radio show hosting entrepeneurs last monday. They talked about the necessity of having a website nowadays (yes, you still need one, a facebook page won't do!) Pictures of the host(ess) and one of the guests.

Op maandag 20 januari presenteerde Miranda Apeldoorn van ZinVol haar eerste 'Business Actueel'; een programma op de Deventer Radio met en voor zelfstandige ondernemers. Miranda bespreekt hierin recente trends en ontwikkelingen op (zzp) ondernemersgebied. Edwin de Kuiper van STIJLAPART en Randy Gasper van The Content Guys praatten als eerste gasten over de stelling "Een website: heb je die eigenlijk nog nodig als ondernemer of kun je tegenwoordig juist weer zonder?"
Ik was aanwezig als (voornamelijk stil) publiek en maakte een paar foto's.

Miranda Apeldoorn - ZinVol

Randy Gasper - The Content Guys

De heren waren het over het algemeen behoorlijk eens; een website is nog steeds nodig en kan niet worden vervangen door social media. 

Gelukkig maar.

Gemist? De volgende uitzending is op 17 februari, tussen 12.00 en 13.00 uur.

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