Monday, July 21, 2008

Java Island in Amsterdam

The island named Java is a well-known island in Indonesia, where I live and work in the cities Jakarta (capital of Indonesia) and Bandung (capital of the province West Java), but a part of North Amsterdam is called Java as well, the photo is taken from nearby the hotel where I staid for a few days this summer: Lloyd Hotel.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

street art from NY in Heerlen

The New York artist quikNYC did an artist-in-residency at Signe, Heerlen, the Netherlands. The photos are made by Romy Finke and the animation is made by Bram Tackenberg.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

two names, one place

Some months ago I posted a photo, see here, about the new bilingual street signs in Bandung. I am now visiting my parents in the small town of Simpelveld, in the south of the Netherlands, and to my surprise the municipiality signs are now replaced for bilingual ones: Dutch (Simpelveld) and the local dialect (Zumpelveld). Perhaps we can say that identity politics is a global issue.