- I am a Dutchman, living near Leiden. Other Wiki-presence here: WP-NL-Vysotsky, here WP-ENG-Vysotsky and elsewhere.
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- The pseudonym Vysotsky is a tribute to the admired Russian singer, poet, boozer and actor.
- My main interests lie with crosspatches & sly dogs and with artists, libraries & publishers.
- I have contributed >6000 images to Wikimedia.
- I was one of the organizers of a Wikipedians in Special Residence project, cooperating with 12 special libraries in the Netherlands (WSWB, amongst 10 others the EYE film institute and the Rijksmuseum) from 2013 to 2015. Some results can be found here.
- I never received any personal compensation (financial or otherwise) for contributions I made to Wikipedia.
- Some pictures that wouldn't have been in Wikimedia if I hadn't (etc):
Chassidic Legends (Hendrik Werkman)
Paul Robeson zingt (Hendrik Marsman)
Zo dikwijls als ik dwalend (Muus Jacobse)
Prière pour nous autres charnels (Charles Péguy)
Fort Hare & Hogsback
Library of Congress
Books & manuscripts
Andries Oosterbaan (1882-1935)
Morocco / Maroc
Cape Town / Kaapstad
Persons (my photographs)
Persons (my uploads)
Wim van Schaik