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help private comment 26-Dec-2016 02:14
You commented on one of my images in 2008 and I read it again tonight. It means a lot to me, thank you!
Matt 17-Oct-2016 23:24
Hi Bernard, I am interested in your old pictures of the Dunklings store. Did you used to work there?

Best regards,

Guest 26-Sep-2012 12:21
You are an encouraging dear. Thank you for your visits and thoughtful comments. They are on the mark and tinged often with adorable humor.
Bosmans 09-Sep-2012 18:06
hier met Gerrie bosmans uit nederland Nijmegen
zijn wij familie want mijn ooms Nol en theo wonen ook in melborne

mijn email is
Isabel Cutler03-Sep-2012 10:52
Somehow I missed the fact that you are a cat lover. Enjoyed Sookie's pictures. I noted that you used lots of cat quotes and I did, too, in this slideshow of my Beegie, which I made with PTE several years ago. I made it before PTE allowed you to easily save it in a form easily uploaded to the web. You can download it here from Dropbox, since it can't be emailed (and I don't have your email address!) (If it isn't there, it's still uploading - just 13mb)
Sergio 08-Mar-2012 02:00
Hi Bernard,
Thanks for commenting in my photoblog.
Great photos you have in your pbase gallery!
Congrats from Brazil!!!!!!!!!
tina van solinge 18-Oct-2011 06:11
hello Bernard, ik vond de gallery by googeling
Ik ben geinteresseert in geneologie van de family van solinge/van leeuwen/bosman, in
Arnhem. fantastisch dat ik myn man's oom en tante vond op een van de foto's. onze familie
bestaande uit jasper, tine, roel, jasper en luc is in 1962 geemigreerd naar sana marIS
Guest 24-Jun-2011 15:04
Hallo Bernard,

bedankt voor je leuke commentaren op mijn foto's.
Groetjes, Karin
Rosemarie Kusserow05-May-2011 08:30
Thanks for your so beautiful galleries Bernard, I strolled again through your works and it was a great plesure as usual, Rosemarie :o)
Josée Temmink- de Leeuw 03-Feb-2011 20:59
Dag Bernard, googelend op internet vond ik een foto van Truus Leferink en vriendin Lida Temmink en zo kwam ik op de site met alle foto's en documenten, die je er op publiceert. Zelf ben ik aan het begin van dit proces om het familie-archief vast te leggen. Er zijn veel gelijkenissen. Een Temmink boerderij in de buurt van Haaksbergen en vele adressen in Enschede die parallel lopen met die van de familie Leferink. Een tak van de familie in de USA en zelfs een foto van Ootmarsum waar we nu wonen. Begrijp dat je in Melbourne woont, de dochter van Lida Graas Temmink op de foto met Truus Leferink woont in Adelaide. Je site is een leuke inspiratiebron. Ik zal er zeker nog eens op terugkijken. Groet uit het mooie Twente van Josée Temmink.
marianne hofsheier 19-Dec-2010 20:39
Bernard - I am the daughter of Richard Leferink, son of Christopher and Jeneken . Came to US in 1909. Richard started the airline you mentioned. Can you contact me please.
an nguyen25-Nov-2010 03:13
Your constant support is a valuable gift for my soul .
I do appreciate the time you have had for my humble view of life and photography .
fons leferink 19-Nov-2010 20:00
i saw yr site about leferinks. i didn't know there were in the u.s.a. and then to see haaksbergen in america! it is special. we have the same grand grand grand father: Berend Jan Leferink who married first C Fr van Helden in 1839 and the 2nd time with Arendina Boonk in 1851. a son from this marriage, bernhard (1866-1964), is my grandfather.
Guest 06-Oct-2010 17:55
Hallo Bernard,
Nu ik eindelijk wat van de computer weet heb ik jouw site bezocht.
Ik vond het erg leuk om foto's te zien van mijn opa Jaques en mijn ooms en tantes en mijn vader Antoon, ik heb de foto's aan mijn dochter laten zien, zij vond het erg leuk haar opa op zo een jonge leeftijd te zien! We hebben erg genoten van deze kiekjes. Onlangs ben ik in het bezit gekomen van foto's van mijn vader en moeder. Als je wilt kan ik proberen om ze naar je toe te mailen, er zitten ook foto's bij van mensen die ik niet ken, maar jij misschien wel.
Hartelijke groeten uit holland
Henriette en Henk Kippersluis
Guest 15-Sep-2010 08:45
Dank je wel voor al je leuke reacties op mijn foto's :-)
Gr. Karin Vogt
Photos by Paul09-Aug-2010 03:43
Bernard . . . . I like your galleries very much. You add to the interest with your imagination and text. I've added your galleries to my favorites. Thanks for your presence !
Tim, UK 30-Jul-2010 16:20
Seen you on fujimugs. What pics of yours I have seen so far are very good, and heartwarming too!!
an nguyen26-Jan-2010 12:35
Thank you for your extensive visit.
I can much appreciate your point of view that shown throughout your galleries.
Best Regards.
Beverly Graham 14-Jan-2010 10:07
Mr Bosmans, I just browsed through your bark and leaves collection; I have to say, I am beginning to think leaves are more beautiful than flowers. You have a wonderful eye for composition; some people put too much in a photo. You also have a great eye for lighting. I wonder if you use any artificial lighting and/or if you stage the leaves to catch the light? It seems almost impossible to "happen" onto so many shots with such wonderful light qualities. Whatever the case, I received great pleasure from looking at your photos. I also notice you have a lot of varieties of leaves I've never seen here in the U.S. (but I don't spend much time outdoors--the mosquitoes and other biting insects love me too much).
Bert de Vos30-Oct-2009 17:34
Hallo Bernard, hartelijk dank voor je fijne reacties op mijn foto's en galleries. Zowel in het engels als nederlands. Much appreciated. Prachtig werk heb je, de Melbourne gallery vind ik erg mooi en interessant.
Kind regards from Holland, Bert
Guest 29-Sep-2009 09:50
Hi Ben, the show goes on!
Rosemarie Kusserow07-Sep-2009 17:35
Hi Bernard, thanks a lot for your so kind comments and votes in my shots, it means a lot to me and it´s very appreciated, best wishes, Rosemarie :o))
Chris Spracklen10-Aug-2009 19:51
I'd like to thank you for your visit to my galleries, Bernard, and for all your kind and encouraging comments.
Much appreciated.
Kind regards, Chris
Guest 07-Aug-2009 15:28
Thanks for your kind words and votes on my gallery.
William Von Gonten01-Jul-2009 23:24
Thank you for your kind comments. Keep up the good work!
Rosemarie Kusserow20-Feb-2009 12:56
Thanks Bernard for your constantly support and kind comments on my shots, it means a lot to me and is very appreciate, be blessed, Rosemarie :o) be sure it is a plesure for me to visite your amazing works again and again !
Guest 18-Feb-2009 10:30
Hello Bernard! Thank's for your comments!! "Skönhet" - have you been to Sweden? Best regards Tomas.
John Armstrong03-Nov-2008 12:31
Thanks for your kind comments and votes
Christian Lallier10-Oct-2008 09:30
thanks for your visit and comments
I will come back to yours
now i must go to Paris for the vintage feast in Montmartre.
you can still see picture from last year:
best wishes
an nguyen09-Sep-2008 05:16
Thank you Bernard for stopping by and your kind words on my images. You are a talented and great photographer yourself too as I see your images. Very sensitive eyes and well seen. An.
Rob and Afina from Arnhem-Lombok 05-Jul-2008 14:38
Dear Ben and family.
It was a real pleasure to have you as our guest in your beloved Lombok-Arnhem. It was interesting and fun to hear your stories from times gone-by. I truly saw that Lombok still has a warm place in your heart. I am looking forward to read your experiences during your visit to Holland and Arnhem and to see your pictures in your web album.
Warmest regards. Rob and Afina.
kimene S25-Mar-2008 08:38
Its a true honour to have you visit my galleries bernard..thankyou!
and thankyou for sharing your amazing images.
Guest 18-Mar-2008 03:12
mabuhay, impressive galleries!!!
kimene S24-Jan-2008 13:06
Wishing you a beautiful weekend Bernard!
Ever inspired!
kimene S28-Nov-2007 12:20
Thankyou are an inspiration!
Guest 29-Oct-2007 13:59
Thanks for seeing my galleries! I enjoy your galleries a lot! Now I have question, did you visit Arnhemland already? :-)
Joe LIpniczky 15-Oct-2007 03:09
Hello Bernard, I went through in a few pages in your galleries, and it is amazing stuff here. I found interesting, and all my admiration for colecting and displaying your family history. It is not a common one.
I bookmarked the side, and I'll be back soon to see interesting places and faces from your cameras.
Thanks so much.
All the best
Joe Lipniczky
Guest 11-Oct-2007 21:37
Hello Bernard,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my galleries, and leaving the generous comments that you did for my photos. I hope you enjoyed them!

Best regards

RSantos25-Sep-2007 08:46
pleasure to have you visit my philippine galleries though i'm new here. i see you've been around the country fr north to south and captured really good shots. your other galleries are pleasurable as well. i like that you intertwined them with poetic verses. your family heritage gallery is a treasure. thank you and mabuhay! roy
leelou09-Sep-2007 23:54
Thank you so much for your kind comments on my galleries. It's very nice of your share :-)
You have several splendid photo. I will return
Barry S Moore05-Sep-2007 10:24
Hi Bernard, and thanks for visiting my galleries and your welcome comments.

A friend at my Toastmasters club is Albert Bosmans, you may be related!.

His photo is at this link

Best wishes Barry
Gervan14-Aug-2007 20:10
Hi Bernard,
Thanks for visiting my galleries and for your many nice comments of some weeks ago.
Meanwhile I was reading your family history and I'm really impressed.
I think it is rather unique that someone is able to show such a huge collection of old family photos. The pictures are still in a very good condition or at least have been treated and/or retouched very well.
Although your story is about to me fully unknown people, I read it from A to Z with great interest.
You've a great talent to visualize situations and occurrences from the past in a captivating way. And the grade of nostalgia to bygone times in mentioning things like leesplankjes, drollevangers, long-ago cigarette brands etc. makes the whole story extra attractive since these things are so familiar to me and recall many memories.
I hope you're going to continue your story and I'm looking forward to read about your starting years in Australia.

Kind regards,

Ger van Hulst.
Rosemarie Kusserow07-Jul-2007 14:15
Thanks Bernard for your many kind comments on my shots, I´m glad you liked them, Rosemarie :o)
Maaike Huizer26-Jun-2007 11:48
Hi Bernard,
Ik weet niet zeker of je (nog) Nederlands spreekt, dus maar in het Engels;
Thanks for visiting my galleries and for your nice comments. I have visited your galleries. They look great. I will come back. Hope you come back to mine. And leave a message from time to time.
kind regards,
Guest 19-Jun-2007 05:30
I'm go glad that I stumbled upon your collection of pictures. They're fantastic.
Philippe Jeandy25-May-2007 19:36
Many thanks, Bernard for your kind comments on my galleries. You have nice pictures too, will come back. Regards.
Guest 08-Apr-2007 00:41
Hi Mate, thanks for checkin' up my site and for leaving your comment as well. Kinda delayed response, but as the saying goes over here... better late than pregnant. ;) It's been a couple of days and a year since I covered those Lenten rites here in the Philippines, and believe me, one photo expedition of that nature is enough for me. -Cheers!
Guest 11-Mar-2007 12:13
Hello Bernard,

Thank you for visiting my galleries. Looks like you are a fellow Melbourian as well as a photographer! :)
Bob White10-Mar-2007 17:17
Hello Bernard
Thanks for your visit to my galleries, and how I enjoyed your galleries full of color and full of life I shall return for another visit --- thanks for sharing
Guest 08-Mar-2007 07:08
Simply astounding! Keep getting better ok?
regi olbrechts04-Mar-2007 15:18
Great pics Bernard!!! Good atmosphere. Simple but effective personal approach!
Like it.
Foto`s van vlees en bloed!
Hoe ben jij in Australie terechtgekomen?
denkweb 17-Feb-2007 08:30
Check for some more old Arnhem-images!
Soenda25-Jan-2007 08:08
I am very pleased to discover your Pbase galleries and the rich flavor of The Netherlands to be found in many of them. Schitterend!
Guest 23-Jan-2007 12:56
Thanks for spending your precious time viewing my photos and your positive comments is appreciated. Viewing through your creative gallery and I must say that you have your perspective of seeing things. Cheers.
Guest 14-Jan-2007 00:24
Thanks for your comments on my photos. I came to check out yours, and my favorites are the backyard. You have a lot of color and variety - must be a big yard. Here is Arizona, not so green in our backyard.
Marco Jansen01-Jan-2007 18:34
Hi Bernard greetings and gelukkig nieuwjaar !!
u have many nice pics!

Julien G.30-Dec-2006 12:58
These galleries you have here are truly inspiring - especially the Poetic License one. Thank you for sharing such a good work and thank you very much for your kind comments! I definitely value every one of them.
Jeroen Bosman19-Dec-2006 08:22
Dear Bernard, thanks for your praise of my foggy dew gallery. I very much admire your tree studies and your scans from old photographs inspire me to get those old albums out and look through them again.
Hartelijke groeten,
Dave Beedon18-Dec-2006 16:30
Bernard, I appreciate your commenting on my photos. You are probably the first person from Australia to do so.
Ali Majdfar18-Dec-2006 10:25
Hi Bernard,
It is very kind of you visiting my galleries and leaving kind comments. I admire your great work as well.
flowsnow08-Dec-2006 14:00
Bernard, Thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments in my gallery. The best part you have also introduced me to your lovely gallery of beautiful captures of Australia. Reminded me of the good old days when I was there studying!! Wish to go back there again one day! Do keep in touch. Cheers.
Rosemarie Kusserow06-Dec-2006 08:59
Thanks again Bernard for your interest on my shots and your kind words, a hot summer is only in my memory, the last summer here was very hot, best wishes, Rosemarie :o)
stuart reid01-Dec-2006 13:27
Cracking galleries Bernard! Loads of variety and wonderful colours.

best regards
Guest 25-Nov-2006 09:21
Hi Bernard,
I really enjoy your galleries, especially the walk in Melbourne, wowww they are great and a nice city tour :). You also have a very valuable documentary galleries here, you are lucky to have all those pictures with you. I thank you for your nice comment on my pictures and I hope you really enjoy them. Bernard, I am looking forward for more of your photos, maybe another city tour... :)

Best regards,
Ferry G
weng 14-Nov-2006 08:27
kuya ben
thanks for sharing your pics here in agdao, phil...
lots of colorful pics in australia that i love to go and experience those beautiful places. belated happy birthday to Manang Bebot. Regards to Poliquit family, Norris Family and Bosmans family... We miss you all....
with love and prayers, dodong, wewing, maddy and mirah
Guest 13-Nov-2006 22:00
Hi Bernard, thanks for dropping by my site. :) Nice galleries, by the way.
Jarek M13-Nov-2006 05:31
Thanks for yet another visit and so many comments.
Ali Majdfar04-Nov-2006 07:30
Hi Bernard,
It is very kind of you commenting on my pics with friendly and construcive comments. Keep up your lovely work.
Rosemarie Kusserow31-Oct-2006 07:55
Thanks Bernard for your kind comment on my landscape shot, sorry for the late answer but I have a hard time right now, I lost my beloved husband Ludger and I have to find out how I can live without him, best regards, Rosemarie
Marco Jansen30-Oct-2006 11:04
U have a nice gallery of pictures!!
thnx for the comments on my page

Guest 27-Oct-2006 04:43
Hello Mr Bosmans,

Do ya feel alri-iiiiiiiiiiiiiight??????????!!!!!!!!!!!

1moremile10-Sep-2006 00:44
Bernard, I am still reading all the time on your wonderfully documented family history. I find it so fascinating. It would make a nice read for a book. Incredibly interesting read for me. Thank you so much for putting it in your galleries.
Peter Chou02-Sep-2006 03:33
Hi Bernard,

Thank you so much for visiting my gallery and for the kind comment! Love your beautiful photos of Melbourne! I was in Sydney in 2000 - 2001 studying and I will never forget the beautiful landscapes of Australia!

Ulla Kruys18-Aug-2006 09:33
Thank you for visiting my site and for the kind comments.
Regards, Ulla
remi aerts 06-Aug-2006 13:26
altijd in het openlucht muzeum van Bokrijk Genk Ik ben er meermaals per week.Woon er amper 3,3 km vanaf.Dus elk plaatsje en hoekje weet ik er.
remi aerts 04-Aug-2006 10:10
bedankt voor het zien van mijn foto's
zie ook eens deze van het domein van Bokrijk 2005 en 2006 ook een mooie reeks
Jolanda Luynenburg28-Jul-2006 16:15
Bedankt voor je leuke reacties. Wat erg voor jullie dat jullie je kat hebben verloren! Sterkte.
Bob White13-Jul-2006 12:43
Good day Bernard
Thanks for your visit and the reminder of that Johnny Ray song Walking in the rain
I enjoyed your galleries very much you have some wonderful images here.
I am now of to get a copy of treasure Island and find a shipwreck
Regards Bob
Victoria04-Jul-2006 17:06
Dag Bernard,
Kan ik Hollands typen? Hier op pbase leer ik dat achternamen niet alles zeggen.
Dank voor je bezoek en de aardige opmerkingen die heb achtergelaten. Ik kom zeker terug bij jouw galleries.
Groeten Victoria
Rody Graumans04-Jul-2006 07:57
Scherp observeringsvermogen Bernard! (about the salad) Had het zelf niet eens gezien. Hier maakt mijn goede vriendin zich op om af te reizen naar Australië. Ruim 6 weken zal ik haar moeten missen, maar ze komt hopelijk met mooie foto's terug. In ieder geval veel 'voorpret' met de foto's van je. Met veel groeten,
1moremile30-Jun-2006 23:19
Thanks, Bernard, for the visit and comments. You have some really colorful and great photos. In your comment about the $2.50 ea. bananas I doubt they are selling well. How much is gas there now? It's about $2.90 here now.
csmallari24-Jun-2006 06:07
Thank you so much for the visit to my different galleries and for the very kind comments. Have a wonderful day :-)
Guest 22-Jun-2006 04:15
Very nice shots Bernard, a joy to go thru, lovely colors and compositions and subjects, you make these compacts look very good!
Yoel 08-Jun-2006 05:47
Hello Bernard,

Thanks for your nice comments posted on my web

I went also through your galleries and liked them very much. I like particularly the pic called "Testing the water" !

Take care,
Jarek M22-May-2006 11:49

Thanks very much for visiting my gallery and your kind comments.
Best Regards
Frank Bosmans 09-May-2006 15:22
I just say hello, to my dear friend
All the best .
mr jolly shorty good and allias mr. Frank bean

hi hi hi
09-05-2006 Holland
wayne_n13-Dec-2005 19:33
Hi Bernard! Thanks for your nice comments in my gallery! I visited your gallery, and you have very nice images. Good luck in your camera quest. And once you've got your new c7070 (lol!), be sure to post your images in the Oly Talk forum at

Take care,
Focus22-Aug-2005 13:03
Thank you for visiting my humble have an excellent eye and have taken some outstanding pics thus far yourself........I'm surprised that you don't have more photos in your gallery, because you certainly have the talent. Thanks for sharing.