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Picture taken by me.

Picture was accidentally taken when camera fell out of my hands.

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It appears to me that the further you are away from home, the more you feel the urge to connect to things from home. Speak to people whose family originates from the Netherlands or who have visited briefly once in their life unleashed a happy feeling. I even found myself eager to sing along with Dutch songs I normally would never listen to at home.

Me in front of a poster at Melbourne Southern Cross station.

Thus, I found myself greatly at home in front of this huge poster of Amsterdam presented by an airline operator Emirates at Melbourne’s Southern Cross station. I actually always feel desperate when mentioning Amsterdam to people who want to know where I’m from, because The Netherlands are so much more than their capital. But even if I don’t live there it feels like my home, and I hope I am excused living close by and having worked there.

That came as a surprise: A fluorescent yellow post-it attracting attention at a sign board for walkers. It came from a guy I had met that morning in my hostel in Katoomba and left earlier to do the same hike that day to Ruined Castle. Being a single track, we were sure I would meet him on my way back, but he changed his mind to take another side track. And he managed to let me know because he was carrying pen and post-its. Luckily I had a pen and calendar in my bag pack of which I could spare a page.

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Loved this artwork at the aboriginal art exposition of the Art Galery of NSW in Sydney:

Fruit bats was made by Lin Onus (1991) and is on display in the Art Gallery NSW.

Fruit bats was made by Lin Onus (1991) and is on display in the Art Gallery NSW.

Tweets (Dutch and English)