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I am a Dutch biologist with a doctorate in geography. I am currently living in Noord Brabant, the Netherlands. I’ve been seriously wasting time on photography since 2004 and love to travel around and take pictures of all the beautiful sites I see. These photographs have found their way to a number of places on the internet such as Panoramio, Reliwiki, and the Belgian site My current regular photography hang-out is my Flickr page

In 2010, my attention was drawn to the Wiki Loves Monuments project via the latter site. In recent years, I have used the annual WLM campaign as a good oportunity to upload the harvest of a years travelling and exploring to Wikimedia Commons. I upload my photographs in the hope that these can contribute in a useful way to this site and the aims of its builders. I select them according to how useful I think they are on here, and never according to whether they might win the competition.

I feel it may prove worthwhile to record those less conspicuous monuments, whose value lies in their interestingness, more than in their beauty, before they are torn down or fall apart due to negligence.

I had been active in the Wikipedia community in the past, altering or writing new articles, c. 2007. In the future I hope to expand the scope of my contributions, beyond Wikimedia Commons, and making a more substantial contribution to Wikipedia itself. A selection of my submissions can be found below, while a more extensive overview of my uploads can be found here.

A selection of photographs[edit]

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