Enjoy Dystopia

Originally we had bought tickets to the show in Cologne on the 29th of April, but that concert unfortunately was cancelled. Luckily though we got the option to exchange our tickets for the show in Frankfurt am Main – which is only about an hour longer to travel to by ICE train. The hotel was […]

Coming Up anniversary tour

On 21 April 1997 I saw my then-favourite band Suede at Vredenburg in Utrecht. I had won tickets and a meet and greet (boy was I nervous!). Almost exactly 25 years later and at pretty much the same venue (TivoliVredenburg has since become a lot bigger, with multiple stages) I got to see them again. […]

And now I’m finally home again

About a week before the Diorama gig at ‘our home away from home’ Kulttempel in Oberhausen, it was announced by the German authorities that pretty much all covid measures would be lifted – including for clubs and concert. Meaning that we wouldn’t have to stress anymore about getting tested, proof of vaccination or wearing face […]


All of these pictures were taken in Burgers Bush, a tropical rainforest hall (and official botanical garden) in Burgers Zoo, with a very diverse range of flora and fauna from the African, American and Asian tropics.

Rays of light

So it was a real treat when recently I woke up to mist slowly clearing up in the sunlight.

Pretty birds

Birds are always so wonderful: they hardly ever sit still, are intelligent, come in all colours and sizes and kind of look like little dinosaurs. What’s not to like?

Through the desert

Deserts can be desolate places, but they have their own beauty to them. Just when you think it’s empty, you discover it is full of life. You only have to know where to look.


Pictures take in the Mangrove of Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands. The mangrove in this hall is modelled after the wild mangrove forests in Belize.