Fluidr
about   tools   help   Y   Q   a         b   n   l
Places / Netherlands / North Holland / Amsterdam / Amsterdam
919,216 items / show map

N 222 B 17.6K C 36 E Aug 3, 2015 F Aug 4, 2015
  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

Well, Physocephala means something like Thick-headed or Club-headed; and hence in Dutch this handsome Fly's common name is 'Knuppeltje', Small Cudgel or Club. Here he is, though, clubbing it alone on Hemp Agrimony, Eupatorium cannabinum.
Eupatorium is named for Mithridates VI Eupator (135-63 BCE), king of Pontus and of many regions around just about all of the Black Sea and in southern Turkey, northern Syria and Iraq. He wanted more, Big-Headed as he was, but he lost out to Rome and in the end was forced into suicide.

Tags:   Eupatorium cannabinum Hemp Agrinomy Physocephala rufipes Thick-headed Fly Knuppel Cudgel Knuppeltje Black Sea Turkey Iraq Syria Mithridates VI Eupator Frankendael, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Pink

N 34 B 2.4K C 17 E Mar 30, 2015 F Apr 3, 2015
  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

In The Gardeners' Chronicle of 1876, Nicholas Edward Brown (1849-1934) writes about a new succulent that has recently arrived at the Kew Gardens, London, from South Africa through the good graces of Harry Bolus (1834-1911). In June 1875 it had flowered beautifully, and Brown adds that Kew already possessed herbarium specimens that had been sent there earlier by Peter MacOwan (1830-1909), who was later to make a fine name for himself as South Africa's first plant pathologist. Mesembryanthemum setuliferum - as it was still called - had been collected in the heart of The Karoo at Bruintjieshoogte (1647 m. alt.).
In the early 1930s the Latin name was revised to Trichodiadema setuliferum: Hairy Crown. That name belies the African name 'Doringkroonvygie', "Crown of Thorns Flower" because those hairs are not actually 'thorns'. So perhaps it's wiser to use another common language designation: Stervygie, "Star Flower".
But the 'Diadema' in the scientific name - and that 'Doringkroon' - are used in the Gospels to refer to Jesus's Crown of Thorns before his Good Friday Crucifixion. So this plant is appropriate for this afternoon, also because it's not yet in Glorious Flower.

Tags:   Doringkroonvygie Stervygie Mesembryanthemum setuliferum Trichodiadema setuliferum Bruintjieshoogte, The Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa Nicholas Edward Brown Harry Bolus Peter MacOwan Jesus Crown of Thorns Good Friday BlinkAgain

  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

Amsterdam, NL.

Tags:   amsterdam fotokunst industry man-altered landscape man-made landscape sloterdijk

  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

Time for a pitstop !

We visit a typical " brown" café in Amsterdam

Photo taken by Alain

Enjoy your weekend

Tags:   Netherlands Amsterdam Candid B+W;Café Jan Herremans

N 68 B 3.3K C 130 E Apr 19, 2014 F Jul 9, 2014
  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

Dam Platz. Amsterdam
© Javier Fraile, 2014
Street Photography.

Tags:   Street Photography jfraile Javier Fraile Dam Dam Platz square palomas pigeons coloms


5 of 919,216