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  • Dutch Foam

    The Foam of the Dutch Sea

    The phagocytic is a type of algae with a strong ability to form floating colonies, held together by a mucous-like matrix that protects the cells and allows them to rapidly increase in size. With sunlight and nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphate, its cells grow rapidly.  However, cloudy weather can trigger the disintegration of the algae colony into a huge quantity of individual cells, and viral infections cause the cells to burst…

  • Seagulls

    Seagulls

    Among the poems of the Italian poet Vincenzo Cardarelli which I do like, there is one I love the most. Its title is Seagulls and below there is a translation in English. I know not where seagulls make their nest where find they peace. I am like them in perpetual flight. I skim life like they do with the water catching food. And perhaps like them too, I cherish quietness,…

  • Mars Beach

    A Mars Beach

    The Dutch coast is not really like a Caribbean place, even though there are plenty of long sandy beaches. Unfortunately, some of the most famous do not shine for the view they offer. Scheveningen and Zandvoort, to mention two of them, are ruined by the close refineries and industrial sites. But if you travel to the top of the Netherlands, nearby Den Helder, the sight improves tremendously. Of course, the…

  • Rain Warning

    A Rain Warning

    As opposed to the unexpected in life, a surprise in photography is welcome most of the time. The Northern Coast of The Netherlands is definitively a place where you can find surreal encounters. Close to Callantsoog, there are mysterious signs on the beach. One of the most intriguing shows an umbrella: I like to think about it as a rain warning, a reminder of the crazy and unpredictable Dutch weather.…

  • Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

    Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

    I have been always fascinated by lighthouses, as probably most of the people are. It is comforting to know that in the middle of the storm you might find a light to give you the right direction, to guide you to the safe harbour. I have been lucky enough to meet several lighthouses in my life, not only the real ones but, I mean, the angels who provide you with…