Library and links

This page contains links to web sites mentioned else where on my site or to websites dealing with matters close to my heart or my list of passions.

all images copyright  ©  to acw ten broek

Baren forum

An amazing group of very nice people engaged in all sorts of printing

Woodcuts and more

Additional to the website I run a blog about what happens in my atelier. Click on this link to see what's going.


Babi Panggang

This is a website from an old schoolmate of mine going back some 44 years. At the time we organised the odd cooking party - can you imagine; we were teenagers at the time - and visiting the Pieters household you could bet your bottom penny, that something would be simmering in the kitchen smelling incredibly nice. Look at the page called the Rantang for all his well tried recipies.

Cailhau Art Association

A group of artists of  various disciplines based in the township of Cailhau in the Razes, Aude district

Fibonacci numbers

The golden mean, the golden rectangle, Parthenon, Nautilus shell, sunflower seed heads....check it out

Infrared photography

Infrared photography is not just a medium used in industrial applications and aerial surveillance and is not all that recent either.

First publicised photos appeared around 1910 by Robert W.Wood and it became quite popular in the 1930's.

This links to a website of Maria Paz Graiño with a body of evocative work

Raglan roast

At the end of Volcom Lane in Raglan is this place where you can smell, feel, drink, enjoy amazing coffee. Roasted fresh every day by Bobo, an equally amazing barista. It is easy to spend time there in a convivial bohemienesque atmosphere. Of course you can acquire any quantity ground coffee you fancy and any of the some very fandangely items of apparatus to prepare yourself a cup of real coffee at home.

Art work of my sons

Flickr website pages of Social advances by my son, Pieter, who is deep into photography. He also posted some work of my other two sons, Marten and Robert. This photo is made by Pieter ten Broek.

Bumble bee

Another matter under investigation. For some funny reason everyone seems to know quite a bit about wasps or bees, but when it comes to bumble bees a mist descends and the answers become questions. Meanwhile some answers from this interesting web site.

Astronomy picture of the day

Every single day another magnificent photo out of space or event linked to space. This is a double rainbow over Waimauku.

Global warming

When I was working in South Nigeria, my boss, Nico van der Laan, told me that data obtained by the missionary indicated a drop in precipitation of 25% since WWII to 1970. Vast tracts of the Northern Sahara used to be lush and green, supporting elephants and lions long ago. Much of the deforestation and desert creep happened well before mankind even imagined all kinds of CO2 producing inventions. It probably had more to do with issues beyond our control like intensity, duration and frequency of sunspot activity over time. What did not help was mankind keeping goats and using farming methods not keeping pace with population growth. The oil palm in this picture is barely 24 years old, yet it already shows four growth bursts indicating a return cycle of between four and six years. Ideally it ought to be more like sixteen years. If you can find a copy, I suggest reading Ritchie Calder's book 'Men Against the Desert'.

New Zealand Wine Industry

Interesting website. Also the individual wine districts get a lot of attention.