Personal website of Bernard Vehmeyer,
freelance writer based in the Netherlands.
Latest blog post:

bombay to mumbai

When the city of Bombay was renamed into Mumbai in 1995, it was a different kind of name change than, say, Peking to Beijing. Rather than correcting pronunciation, the city chose a different etymology. The official reason for the chang… Read more »

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Recent project:

the tree / de boom

Dutch translations of two essays by English author John Fowles: 'The Tree' (1979) and 'The Nature of Nature' (1995). In the long autobiographical essay 'The Tree' Fowles explored his relationship with nature, and particularly wildernes… Read more »

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Background image:

Boijmans Balls (Rotterdam, 2015)

Backgrounds change monthly, old ones are archived. View photo galleries »