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25 June 2006

Week 24: AMS morning

Filed under: — Administrator @ 16:31

Early morning on June 11th I found myself in Amsterdam. I love cities in the early morning; the streets are peaceful and empty, one can really sense the city waking up. It is a special atmosphere, especially when it is between 6 and 7 on a Sunday morning in the summer.

One can see traces of whatever went on the night before and guess at the story behind this scene:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 400)

A restaurant employee hoses down the sidewalk in front of the restaurant:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 200)

One of the many canal streets, devoid of people at this early hour:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 100)

More traces of Saturday night, on top of a poster advertising some kind of leftist event:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 200)

A bicycle left on an Amsterdam street overnight is sure to be used for various unintended purposes:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 200)

After prowling the streets a bit, I wandered over to the Vondelpark, a beautiful oasis on the south side of the city centre. I was amused by this sign at the entrance, outlining the various prohibitions:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 200)

At this early hour, the park was quiet and peaceful, in contrast to the more or less unsavoury things that go on there at night. Here a man is reading a newspaper in the morning sunshine:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 200)

A couple is walking through the park:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 200mm L Canon, ISO 400)

…while another couple is busy making out on a bench:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 200mm L Canon, ISO 400)

1 Comment »

  1. The frist one tells a lot.
    Amazing what a bra can do even if it’s something that slipped off a shopping bag. 🙂

    Comment by luis — 26 June 2006 @ 07:21

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