10 Years Happy Hotelier

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10 Years Happy Hotelier

In June, 2004, I started as a co editor of the Dutch Language blog Weekendhotel and on August 23, 2006 Happy Hotelier was born. So while celebarting 10 years of Happy Hotelier, I may not be allowed to call myself a veteran blogger anymore. Now maybe I should call myself a Jurassic Blogger with 12 years of blogging behind my belt.

Still planning to continue this blog in the foreseeable future.
and off course my other blogs:
Chairblog,
Absolutely The Hague,
Haagspraak, and
Art en Route

Photography – Young Taught Done Old

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Photography – Young Taught Done Old

While working on my photo’s, I notice this photo on one of my devices, my IPhone, that someone of my family took of me and my youngest granddaughter. Two years young, she is quite an observant character already. The title came immediately, but seeing this photo again I really have to take up the intention to teach her more seriously to make photo’s.

New Banner

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The photo “Surfing in Scheveningen” gets a lot of views on Flickr. Therefor I’ve used it as my new banner.

It was not easy to take the photo as the wind tried to pull the camera from my hands and was blowing so hard it was almost impossible to┬átake a steady shot. Therefor I’ve had to crank up the iso value a lot to be able to have a decent short shutter time to compensate for my moving camera.

Lancia Appia

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And there I was in Senigallia, Italy, where the local classic car club had a meeting in front of the castle. I found this car which is very similar to my first car. I have owned it approximately two weeks. Then in the first shower it appeared that the back wheelarches where rotten. The prior owner had driven it approximately 15 years in those days (early 70ies). He was the best friend of my granddad. He stored the car in a garage and hadn’t noticed the wheelarches problems. He took the car back without a hassle and subsequently I bought my first Citroen, a 2CV. Not really sure anymore I have owned a series II Appia like this one or a series one…fond memories.