Tag Archives: Netherlands

Heavy/precious metal cities and towns


Here’s my list of those cities and towns that are either named for metals or with the name of metals included as part of its name. As the photo of beautiful Copper Harbor, Michigan shows, some of these communities are … Continue reading

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Constant’s “New Babylon” utopia is not so far-fetched


Imagine a brave new world with the following attributes: “Living time” would replace “work time;” Humankind would be collectively liberated from work and free to engage in creativity; Citizens would pass their time in perpetual tourism; Fixed residence would be … Continue reading

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May 5th Celebrations


Happy Liberation Day in the Netherlands and Cinco de Mayo in Mexico!

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Incredible Dutch bicycling bridges


Above and below are a series of images of a few of the most spectacular and inspiring bicycle bridges you will ever see on this planet. All of them are located or proposed in the Netherlands – home of windmills, … Continue reading

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Seeking happiness in ”The Geography of Bliss”


What do the Netherlands, Switzerland, Qatar, Iceland, Bhutan, Moldova, Thailand, India, Great Britain, and the United States all have in common? There are places that author Eric Weiner visited in his worldwide quest to determine the roots of true happiness … Continue reading

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