Amsterdam

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Street photography : three summer Dam stories


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For Sunday Street day, I’m digging up some summer Dam stories today, made earlier this year, on the Dam square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (July 2014)

Pirates on the Dam

Pirates on the Dam

 

Street performer - spinning on his head

Street performer – spinning on his head

 

TWO birds in the hand is worth...

TWO birds in the hand is worth…

Streets of Amsterdam in colour


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link).

It’s Sunday Street day again, and for today, I picked 3 coloured street-photo’s.

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

No time for Rolex

No time for Rolex

No time for Rolex

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Seem to agree

Seem to agree

Seem to agree

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Leashed

Leashed

Leashed

Dam-stories : the statue painter


Deze blog post in het nederlands (link).

It’s 1.30 am here, so it’s in fact Monday already, but in many parts of the world it’s still Sunday, so it’s all right to still post my #SundayStreetday photo, right?

I think I may start a new theme under my “Streets of Amsterdam” series: the Dam-stories… : Street shots made on the Dam in Amsterdam. – Here is the first one 😀

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Dam-stories : The statue painter

Dam-stories : The statue painter

Dam-stories : The statue painter

Little fall flower in the hand of the Buddha


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Little fall flower in the hands of the Buddah

Little fall flower in the hands of the Buddha

Photo made in Artis Amsterdam zoo, the Netherlands – October 28, 2014

Last summer street shots of the June series


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link).

Well, summer is really over in Amsterdam. Actually, fall has taken over, and it’s beautiful outside. It’s time to get out there for both great autumn street and nature shots. But I’m still a little house-bound because of loads of organisational work to do, so I have to bind myself to my chair for a few days more.

No problem as for the photo blogging though, since I have a lot of great material left to process from the past months of photo shoots on the streets. So now let’s reminisce on a great summer with these last three street photo’s from the June series 😉 .

Starbucks morning coffee

Starbucks morning coffee

 

Los Angeles Team - duo street portrait

Los Angeles Team – duo street portrait

 

Sore feet

Sore feet

Sunday Street Day


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It’s Sunday Street day, and we’re going for a duo again 🙂

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

The one and the others

The one and the others

Amsterdam Street photography – The one and the others

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Bodyworks Selfies

Bodyworks selfies

Bodyworks selfies

Tube dwelling anemones, wonderful creatures of the sea


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Today, I would like to show you one of my recent nature photographs. Let’s make Wednesday the #WonderfulNature day 😉

Sea Anemones, wonderful creatures of the sea

Sea Anemones, wonderful creatures of the sea

Photo of two tube dwelling anemones, a blue and a pink one, photographed in the Aquarium of Artis Amsterdam zoo, the Netherlands (August 31, 2014)

Tube-dwelling anemones or cerianthids look very similar to sea anemones, but belong to an entirely different subclass of anthozoans. They are solitary, living buried in soft sediments. Tube anemones live and can withdraw into tubes, which are made of a fibrous material, which is made from secreted mucus and threads of nematocyst-like organelles, known as ptychocysts.

Cerianthids have a crown of tentacles that consists of two whorls of distinctly different sized tentacles. The outer whorl consists of large tentacles that extend outwards. These tentacles taper to points and are mostly used in food capture and defence. The smaller inner tentacles are held more erect than the larger lateral tentacles and are used for food manipulation and ingestion.” Source: Wikipedia

Sunday Street Day


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It’s a few weeks now that I skipped posting my Sunday Street photo’s, because I had other things to do that had priority. But I don’t want to forget about it all together. So, although it’s Monday night already, here come my Sunday Street shots.

Till now, I picked two different photo’s for my English and Dutch blog, but as of today, I’ll pick two, and post them on both of my blogs. Here they come 🙂

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

So where for heaven’s sake am I

Amsterdam street photography - #SundayStreetDay

So where for heaven’s sake am I

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Quench the thirsty

quench the thirsty

Quench the thirsty

the Bijlmermonument

Picking a topic to write about, and the Bijlmermonument


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Picking a topic and making a list

For me, it’s not so much a problem to think what to write about. Rather, to pick one of the many possibilities, and not trying to do them all at once. So as soon as I’ve done my two daily posts ( E and NL) , I will start making a list in Evernote with possible topics, so that I can keep track of all the ideas that come up. Or better, let me open Evernote right away, and jot ideas down as they pop into my head… 🙂

The Bijlmermonument

Yesterday October 4, it was the 22 anniversary remembrance day of the Bijlmer disaster, when an El Al plain crashed in two of the Bijlmer apartment buildings, and 43 people died, with many more injured and traumatized.

I couldn’t be there at the remembrance ceremony, but we’re living so close by the monument that we could hear the music in our living rooms, and I could see still some people around when I passed there later that evening.

22 years ago, and people still remember… This year, the ceremony had a special accent, in the light of the recent disaster with the MH17 in Ukraine, where 298 people died, among whom 196 Dutch. This recent disaster brought so many memories back for people in the Bijlmer, and they expressed their sympathy to the victims and their families and relatives now…

Advise from the Bijlmer to the family and relatives of MH17 victims: make sure there comes a monument, and often seek one another’s company and support – always remember! …

the Bijlmermonument

the Bijlmermonument, with the tree that saw everything, the remembrance wall and the mosaic tiles, photographed sept. 2012

Give me one too…


Family, mom dad and kids, with red bicycles eating salted chips - Amsterdam Street photography

Give me one too

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Family, mom, dad and kids, with rented red Mac Bike bicycles, in the busy touristic centre of Amsterdam. The boy and girl in front of the carrier bicycle eating salted chips, and sharing some with dad – Amsterdam Street photography