bonaire

Bonaire is a short boat ride away from Curacao. Only about 19.000 people live on the island. There are no traffic lights and the main street is a short, but beautiful row of buildings. The island, known as a divers paradise, has translucent ocean colors. The rays of the sun light descend ever so softly on the surface to reach the depths of the ocean. Simply standing on the pier you can see the array of fishes swim by. A stunning view to wake up to in the morning.

All images are from my own collection. Taken with my iPhone 5 with tips from Eef Ouwehand.

All images are from my own collection. Taken with my iPhone 5 with tips from Eef Ouwehand.

Water polo training early Saturday morning. Who needs a pool when the ocean looks like this.

Water polo training early Saturday morning. Who needs a pool when the ocean looks like this.

All images are from my own collection. Taken with my iPhone 5 with tips from Eef Ouwehand.

All images are from my own collection. Taken with my iPhone 5 with tips from Eef Ouwehand.

All images are from my own collection. Taken with my iPhone 5 with tips from Eef Ouwehand.

All images are from my own collection. Taken with my iPhone 5 with tips from Eef Ouwehand.

Though the island is small, and caters mainly to divers, wind - and kite -surfers, there are also some culinary delights. One of which is Capriccio. The owners moved to Bonaire almost 2 decades ago and have been preparing their Italian delights ever since. Their wine list is exquisite. (and so it their homemade sorbetto).

All images are from my own collection. Taken with my iPhone 5 with tips from Eef Ouwehand.

All images are from my own collection. Taken with my iPhone 5 with tips from Eef Ouwehand.

All images are from my own collection. Taken with my iPhone 5 with tips from Eef Ouwehand.

All images are from my own collection. Taken with my iPhone 5 with tips from Eef Ouwehand.

turner

Yesterday we saw the movie "Mr. Turner", about British painter J.M.W. Turner. A lovely movie. His paintings are masterpieces. Below is one of Venice.

Turner enjoys a reputation as one of the finest and most original landscape painters in English history and Turner's style laid the foundations for Impressionism. Venice was the inspiration for some of Turner's greatest works including this painting entitled “The Grand Canal, Venice” below, painted in 1835. (Oil on canvas, 36 by 48 inches; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Turner enjoys a reputation as one of the finest and most original landscape painters in English history and Turner's style laid the foundations for Impressionism. Venice was the inspiration for some of Turner's greatest works including this painting entitled “The Grand Canal, Venice” below, painted in 1835. (Oil on canvas, 36 by 48 inches; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)