Last week I was in the Netherland from Tuesday morning to Friday evening, my
first business trip abroad since early March 2020. Most of the trip was in
Eindhoven, where our office was sponsoring the DesignEuropa Award in
conjunction with the Dutch Design Week being held there, and we held our
semi-annual meetings with our stakeholders there as well. So lots of work, but
also some time to explore Eindhoven and to visit my friends Anna and Geert, who
worked for the company on the outskirts of Eindhoven that I managed from 2005
Eindhoven is the fifth-largest city in the Netherlands but is much less known
than Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht (the top 4). Partly this is
because it is well away from the metropolis formed by the four big cities on
the eastern shore of the country, and partly because for a tourist there isn’t
much to see in Eindhoven. It is a city that grew because of the Philips
company, founded there in 1891, and today it is a very dynamic high-tech
region, with an ecosystem of smaller companies that grew around the two big
ones (besides Philips, ASML is also based in Eindhoven). It is a liveable and
functional city, but it does not have the charm of Amsterdam with its canals or
the amazing architecture of Rotterdam. So chances are that most of you have
never visited Eindhoven. Here is a small gallery of photos taken during a
couple of days, including small urban details, and even some people:
All images made with the Panasonic GX80 and mostly the 12-60mm Panasonic lens.
A few of the nighttime images with the 1.7/20mm Panasonic.
As always, comments and critique are welcome and appreciated.
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/