the Great War

..wasn't that great at all

Tomorrow 28th of June, it will be 100 years ago since the start of the Great War, den Grooten Oorlog or the War of the Trenches. Well not really. It will be 100 years ago since it all started to evolve. The killing of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand eventually set the world ablaze. And this will be celebrated in every outskirt in the world, because it was a world war, the First World War. Although it was a complicated road towards that final moment the war started, I will try my utmost best to draw you a picture that will put most of the events into perspective.

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Den Grooten Oorlog

de Loopgraven oorlog

Morgen, 28 juni is het exact 100 jaar geleden sinds de echte aanvang van den Grooten Oorlog. Dit was de dag van de aanslag, en uiteindelijke dood, op de Groothertog Franz-Ferdinand en zou uiteindelijk een maand later de hele wereld in een afgrijselijke oorlog storten. Dit moment zal de komende 4 jaar over de gehele wereld gevierd worden.

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Midsummer fest

..or a Pagan holiday

The summer solstice occurs some time between June 20 and June 22 in our hemisphere, the northern hemisphere. Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). From an astronomical point of view, the summer solstice occurs sometime between June 20 and June 21 (sometimes June 22) in the Northern Hemisphere, and December 21 and December 22 (sometimes December 23) in the Southern Hemisphere. The summer solstice day has the longest period of daylight. In a more understandable approach: Party time!

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Ernst Haas


His name popped up right between Robert Mapplethorpe and Barbara Klemm. It was one of the first books I bought by Taschen. I lived on the Gentlemens Canal (Herengracht) in Amsterdam and it was a sunny Saturday morning. Every Saturday morning I first went out for some grocery shopping and bought a newspaper, which I read immediately when I got back home. After reading the last page, I folded the paper and had breakfast while reading a book. Any kind of book really.

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