I took advantage of the nice weather to take a short walk around the neighborhood. And of course I kept to the rules, keep 1.5 meter distance! It was quiet on the street and I was able to photograph the public school 2nd class at my leisure. Located at the 3e Pijnackerstraat. The oldest neighbourhood library in the Netherlands was also located in the same building. I can’t find much info and I’am trying to add this in the future. Apparently the building will be converted in the near future into retail space with homes above it. The facade is then preserved.
I photographed these signs at the start of our street, just two of many. Its about “Opzoomeren”. What is it? According to the Opzoomeren website: “Opzoomeren (Zooming up) is ensuring good contact with your neighbors and together creating a pleasant street to live in. Street activities are a good way to get that done. In addition to decorating or redecorating the street together, a street party, barbecue or game day can also be a way for children to zoom in on the street.” The neighbourhood received these signs as a kind of medal for the activities they did with the help of the Opzoomeren foundation. The foundation started their activities in 1994 and are still going strong!
A few weeks ago I photographed the columns of the flyover underpass at the Oostzeedijk Beneden. According to the artists – Transister (Nelleke Boerkoel & Hanneke van Leeuwen) – Painted columns and laminated panels depicting the local residents, installed as graffiti prevention. The dimensions: 2 slopes, 15 columns and ceiling: total 834 m2! Made in 2009, the ceiling is popping pink, the 15 pillars with super cute prints and hand-painted with skill, both sloping walls act as a real portrait gallery with people from the neighbourhood. Thats what I called a piece of art!