Let’s talk blackout: the word refers to multiple meanings (more than fifty, according to Wikipedia). The relation of the word blackout to the image (above) is obvious. Nonetheless, I’d like to talk about a different kind of blackout. A communications blackout… my communications blackout to be more precise. It’s been an astounding six (!) months since I wrote anything on this website… Starting today, that’s gonna change.
So why did I use the image above? Exactly four years ago, I lived in New York City (you guessed it, the arrow points to where I used to live). Of course, it’s a beautiful photo which I really, really wanted to share. But there’s an interesting analogy to share also. Starting today, the power in this part of Manhattan is back on. The same could be said of this blog… The power is back on.
I was director, but without the superb quality, focus and dedication of my assistant and four camera operators, the broadcast wouldn’t be as great as the videoclip (above) shows. This is what I call teamwork-as-it-should-be.
Not so long ago I was in Gran Canaria, Spain. For about two weeks I enjoyed warm temperatures (25+ degrees Celsius) and biked all over the island.
I’ve never been to the moon, but I guess the center of the island of Gran Canaria looks a lot like it. It’s dry, desolate, desert-like, there’re (almost) no trees but plenty of giant rocks and best of all… no tourists (which contrasts the very touristic city Playa del Ingles). The highest mountain of the island is 1950 meters while the island itself is fairly small (diameter of 50 km). This makes Gran Canaria perfect for people who love to bike, which includes me. Needless to say, I had a great time. Enjoy the photos.
It’s cold and you can’t see a thing. Nonetheless, a million people visit Times Square on the last day of December. And this year was no exception. They see the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descend from the flagpole atop One Times Square. In 2008 I was there too. It was great. I did see the famous ball and the fireworks. But it was a long and cold wait…
Several years ago I started my architectural studies in the Netherlands. Since then, my life accelerated. I lived in five different countries, biked all across the Netherlands, designed a mega church and started working as director. Oh, I also co-founded a company. And I feel like I’m just warming up!