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Kunstlinie

My daughter with a friend at the Kunstlinie, that's the performing arts centre in Almere. They're both 15 so once they start laughing they can't stop.

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Metro

I was thinking about the difference between the metro in Kiev and the one in Berlin. But there is not much difference. The Kiev metro was build in 1960, the one in Berlin is from 1910, and Paris from 1900. In Paris you can see the age, but not in …

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Quiet

Two girls dozing in the sun in a small village in the Zhytomir area, just east from Poland. Gucci, Ugg's & iPods. Everything is quiet, except for a few larks and a storch that circles the village.

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Krakovets-Korczowa border

The Ukraine is full of contrasts. Small villages with no gas or water, no phones, delapidated houses, horse ploughs, gravel roads with potholes. And Porsche Cayennes. Kiev has fifteen McDonalds, and then when you leave Kiev you travel back in time, 50 years in one hour. Bad economy, corruption. No …

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The tailor

In Kiev you can buy a suit on high street, prices start at 1500 euro. Or you go to the market in the eastern suburb. This is cosmopolis, with Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Indians, Pakistanis and Ukranians. You buy a suit for 90 euro, and then they send you to the …

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Charlottenburg

Metro station in Charlottenburg, Berlin. Just a little further to the west is Spandau, where Hess spent a good part of his life in prison until he commited suicide in 1987 at the age of 93. After his death the British demolished the Spandau prison and today there is a …

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Chemicals

This is where I used to work. Something with chemicals, ships, trucks, barrels, depots, near Rotterdam.

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East-side Gallery

About one mile of the old Berlin Wall is still intact, the East-side Gallery, home to graffiti artists. I heard they recently removed the graffity in an effort to tidy up the place. A pity, there were some real masterpieces there. But there is the usual garbage also. Someone wrote …

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