Tulip Bulbs War Food Holland 1944-1945

Tulip Bulbs War Food Holland 1944-1945 (silent film) ~
My mother did not tell me much and no details on her experiences in World War 2, except for the Hongerwinter (“Hunger winter”) – the Dutch famine of 1944–45 – that she had to eat tulip bulbs.
The famine was caused by a German blockade plus the harsh winter blocking alternative water routes, that cut off food and fuel shipments to the western Netherlands were food stocks rapidly ran out in the large cities of The Hague, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam. Tulip bulbs and sugar beets were commonly consumed.
March 25 this year I posted a more detailed ‘biography’ and the silent film ‘Eating Tulip Bulbs’ (20200325) a silent film using photographs captured during this ‘Hunger winter’ 1944-1945 by Menno Huizinga in Holland (mainly in The Hague).
Today I found this Dutch cinema news reel from Polygoon-Profilti published March 1945 with an impression of the daily food ration for the starving population of Holland at the end of the hunger winter. One sees the preparation of tulip bulbs, sugar beets, peas and cabbage soup. Also the use of an emergency stove. Courtesy of Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Open Images).
Tulip Bulbs War Food Holland 1944-1945 | 20201226 | michelvanderburg.com | Settela.com

Magic Woods


Magic Woods ~ Fallen tree trunk on the forest floor with magic mushrooms (Clustered woodlover, Hypholoma fasciculare, Psilocybe fascicularis, Sulphur tuft, dutch : Gewone zwavelkop) – and a harvestman (daddylonglegs) last week in the woods around Alphen in Holland. Filmed with Sony ZV-1 camera and Sennheiser MKE 200 microphone. Magic Woods | 20201016 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com

Shroom Stems


Stems of cluster magic mushrooms – a slugs after dinner. Clustered woodlover (Hypholoma fasciculare, Psilocybe fascicularis, Sulphur tuft, dutch : Gewone zwavelkop) in Alphen, Holland.
Filmed with Sony ZV-1 camera (PP10: rec.2020/HLG) and Sennheiser MKE 200 microphone.
(Note : I did some comparisons today of Sony’s default ‘no picture profile’ and PP10 with rec.2020/HLG in the ZV-1 camera. I preferred the PP10 outcome , after color grading in FCPX with saturation decrease and exposure changes. That comparison is not shown here.) Shroom Stems | 20201009 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com

Magic Mushrooms Leftovers


What’s left after dinner of the cluster magic mushrooms – eaten by land slugs (see yesterdays clip).
Filmed with Sony ZV-1 using Picture Profile 10 (PP10) with the Hybrid Log-Gamma HLG2.
Edited – no color grading – in standard Final Cut Pro X library (Rec. 709) changing the clips setting in the inspector for ‘Color Space Override’ from ‘Off’ to ‘Rec.2020’ (corresponding to the BT.2020 setting in my Sony ZV-1 camera’s PP10 profile). Sound Sennheiser MKE 200 microphone level 20, with the furry windshield.
Clustered woodlover (Hypholoma fasciculare, Psilocybe fascicularis, Sulphur tuft, dutch : Gewone zwavelkop) in Alphen, Holland. Magic Mushrooms Leftovers | 20201007 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com

Wood Lover Lover


Land slugs enjoying cluster magic mushrooms – or what’s left of it.
Filmed with the iPhone X and Shure MV88+ microphone using FiLMiC Pro camera app for control of white balance etc. No color grading.
Clustered woodlover (Hypholoma fasciculare, Psilocybe fascicularis, Sulphur tuft, dutch : Gewone zwavelkop) in Alphen, Holland. Wood Lover Lover | 20201006 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com

Live Menu Card


① memo 20190619 ~ Live Menu Card ~ Anna showing the à la carte menu in the kitchen – with octopus, chicken lemon, pie, soup, beans, calamari, shrimps, meat and pepper , and more … in the Damouchari taverna on the Pelion coast, June 2009, Greece