All photographs in this gallery are made by Laura Bottelier and are
digitally imprinted with a signature which is invisible to the human eye.
None of these photographs may be used commercially without written consent
of the author. © 2003,2004 Laura Bottelier
This is the 15th century Bakenesser or Onze Lieve Vrouwe church.
The tower of this church was origionally ment for the Grote
or Sint Bavo church, but was to heavy for the pilars to support
it. The tower was removed and rebuilt on this church. The
Bakenesser church is hte most impressive church in Haarlem
because of its construction, tower, decoration, art, and the
chromatic carillon with 26 bells weighting 419kg. The Sint Bavo
has 47 bells but the Bakenesser has u much richer and fuller
sound. This because of the larger weight per bell and the tower
being a stone instead of lead covered wood. This church
can only be visited on appointment,
This bridge is build between the 13th and 15th century
Shafts of light grase the corners of our rooms
The light shaft is comming through a hole in the ceiling and shines down
over the stones of the hallway wall. The light can get down because one of
the wall was opened up to get plumming on the first story of my home.
This is the Sint Bavo or Grote kerk in Haarlem. As you can see the tower
is almost identical to the one on the Bakenesser church. The main difference
between them that this is the lighter version because the stone tower was
too heavy, so it was replaced with a wooden tower covered with lead based on
the same design.
A photograph of the Spaarne river when it was snowing. This shot was
taken from behind the window at ITsec -- the company I work for -- from
the second story. Because of the lighting settings of the camera the
colours seem very hard to enhance the wintery feeling.
The Teyler museum which opened its doors in 1784 as the legacy for Peter
Teyler van der Hulst, a noble silk manufacturer with a huge collection of
art, scientific instruments and publications. This is the oldest public
museum in the Netherlands.
To get running water upstairs the plumming needed to get from the hallway
into the front room and from there on up. Inorder to get from the hallway
to the front room it had to pass under the wall, through its foundation,
around the sewage pipe, around a small under floor wall that support the
floor, and finally get into the wall. To do this 12 bend where needed, can
you spot all 12 off them?