Tag: Anton Foek

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Stanley Brouwn

Unknown Surinam Artist and My Hero Strolls around the Earth

Stanley Brouwn [ Paramaribo 1935 – Amsterdam 2017] antonfoek Amsterdam, January 28, 2023– Perhaps it would have been better if there had been no obituary by Stanley Brouwn here. Or if nothing at all is said about the artist, who died in Amsterdam on May 18, in this obituary. If even his birthplace and year…
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Stahl House Los Angeles

Los Angeles Sunset Blvd living

The Stahl House antonfoek About two months after their dash to Las Vegas, the Stahl family decided to drive up to this mystery spot and have a look around.  They found themselves gawping at the entirety of Los Angeles spread out below in a grid that went on for an eternity or maybe even more. …
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Soccer Monitoring

Modern Soccer Monitoring

Cameras everywhere antonfoek Amsterdam, November 13 2022 –15,000 cameras or even more cameras  will monitor soccer fans across eight stadiums and on the streets of Doha during the 2022 World Cup, an event expected to attract more than 1 billion football fans from around the globe. “What you see here is the future of stadium operations,” the…
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Willem Alexander Dubai

Dutch Miracle In Dubai

Dutch Design antonfoek Amsterdam, July 5, 2022– A bright autumn day in Dubai: a clear sky and 33 degrees. Still, Willem-Alexander and Máxima needed an umbrella at the opening of the Dutch pavilion at the World Exhibition on November 3, 2021, so as not to get wet.  The royal couple looked at the eye-catcher of…
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Pregnancy Enigma

The Pregnancy Enigma

Giving Life Tony Verhey/Anton Foek Amsterdam, May 16, 2022–During pregnancy, the baby’s cells migrate into the mother’s bloodstream and back into the baby, this is called ‘fetal-maternal microchimerism’. For 41 weeks, the cells circulate back and forth, and after the baby is born, many of these cells remain in the mother’s body, leaving a permanent imprint…
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Jules and Jim François Truffaut

Jules and Jim: A Cultural Masterpiece

About Who We Are  Our Identity Anton Foek Amsterdam, January 28th 2022—While there’s no denying the love and affection that permeates throughout Jules and Jim, as Lily Collins’s eponymous character recently discovered during the second season of Netflix series Emily in Paris, it’s just as tragic as it is romantic. In the fourth episode of…
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Paramaribo Suriname

Reflections about our Common Future

An Anton Foek Special We listen to scientists, media- and theatre producers, authors, and philosophers about important contemporary personal and social questions. The Italian-American economist Mariana Mazzucato thinks and reflects over the question how to adjust our capitalist system.  Anton Foek Amsterdam, December 12, 2021–We ( sic ) have really big problems: lack of sense…
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William Smith (1769-1839)

William Smith: Fame after Shame

Bankruptcy and jail by Anton Foek Amsterdam, October 21st 2021– The story of William Smith is simply fascinating: the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating the world’s first geological map and ultimately became the father of modern geology.  Craters on Mars named after him as well as an annual lecture of the…
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Maarten Baas Man in the Clock

The man in the clock

Enigma at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Anton Foek Amsterdam, 29 sept 2021– Ever since the man in the clock at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport started his activities and telling us stories about the enigma of Time, I am fascinated by its mechanism and able to watch and keep watching. I am mesmerized as it is very…
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Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot in Antibes

Inspiration and Love in Antibes

Françoise Gilot and Picasso A.F. Amsterdam/Antibes, August 18th 2021– Overlooking the Riviera coast, the Château Grimaldi in Antibes provides a dramatic setting for the world’s first museum dedicated to the works of Pablo Picasso The imposing medieval fortress in Antibes known as the Château Grimaldi was used by Pablo Picasso as a studio in 1946,…
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