The bike with my name

The day before yesterday a FaceBook friend, Sam, posted a picture on my wall of a bicycle bearing my name.
My last name Burgers also is the name of the oldest bicycle factory in The Netherlands (not related), so that wasn’t the surprise. The funny thing was that it also had my firstname in big letters on the rear: MAUP.
Maup being short for Maurits.

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Haags Bakkie at sea

Sunday October 3rd, Scheveningen.
It was a perfect day for an offshore photo shoot for the new websites of RIB-school Scheveningen (www.ribschool.nl & www.rib-actie.nl).

Nine photographers from the Haags Bakkie group on Flickr went to sea on two powerboats enjoying 90 minutes of elementary and revitalizing fun.

Many of the pictures taken can be enjoyed in the Haags Bakkie pool on Flickr.
The route we sailed can be found on Google maps, thanks to Wim/Oxidiser.

Special thanks to Nachburgemeester (night-mayor) René Bom for introducing us to RIB-school Scheveningen, to the Puglia family for a wonderful day, and to Jan Hammer for the musical framework.

This article is translated from Dutch.
De Nederlandse versie is te lezen op Hofstijl.

Gerrit from Barcelona is Oranje boven

Gerrit is Oranje boven.

Today at Prinsjesdag I acquainted Gerrit because I asked him if I could take his picture. He didn’t understand my Dutch so switching to English, assuming him to be British,  Irish or American I asked him where he was from. Barcelona was his answer, and the rest of our chat followed in Catalan.

Meet Gerrit, a pretty cool Barcelona youngster with that Dutch name. Why?

I asked: ‘ Puc preguntar per què té un nom holandès?’

Aha. His father being a Dutchman also explains his strawberry blond hair and the lovely freckles. Or is that racist, as was my former more celtic remark?
I explained ‘Oranje boven’ to him [taronja d’alt] and he was very amused and turned visibly proud.

Great chap, nice conversation.
We live in international times and I love it.

photo: Maurits Burgers – CC-BY-SA

Plastic Deformation

Plastische Vervorming / Plastic deformationOn September 11 Plastic Deformation (Plastische Vervorming), the invisible life of trams will premiere as a theatrical evening on site in the HTM tram depot.

Sophie’s father her best friend dies in a tram accident. One year later everybody is telling her she needs  come to terms to the grief and be bereavement.

She does this in her own way by reconstructing the last days of his life in detail. She maps his last footsteps and reconstructs every conversation he had before the accident and she finds out things about him she would never have known otherwise.

Plastic Deformation/distortion  is produced by Theatre Group in association with The Arsenal jetzt. The play was inspired by the location itself, Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, BBC’s In Treatment and the 1977 Tenerife airport disaster.

The play is in Dutch.

Thu, Fri, Sat from September 9 through October 23. (Try-outs Sept. 9 & 10)

more info here.

This article is translated from Dutch.
De Nederlandse versie is te lezen op Hofstijl.

thanks for editing @earlybird44.