Picture of the Week

17 September 2006

Week 36: Pedro’s car

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A mixed bag of grab shots for this week. The main image is one of those scenes that just appeared before my eyes–and this is why I always carry a camera with me. The location is the self-service photo booth in the central train station in Eindhoven:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 35mm L Canon, ISO 1600)

Then we move on to the town where I live, Almere. A few days before I took this picture, a 16-year old boy was killed with a knife by a 17-year old from Amsterdam, just outside the Almere train station. The circumstances of the killing are not entirely clear, but it was an event that shocked the community. Fortunately, this sort of meaningless violence is rare in the Netherlands, so when it does happen, people react strongly. In this case, the friends of the victim set up this impromptu memorial shrine on the very spot where their friend was killed:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 200)

The rest of the images are of one of my co-workers. Despite his Spanish-sounding name (Pedro), he is 100% Dutch. His hobby and passion is his VW Beetle, which he has souped up in all kind of ways, while managing to keep it street legal. He rarely drives it to work, but one day he did:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 200)

The engine is covered only when rain is possible:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 200)

This is what it looks like:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 200)

Engine detail:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 200)

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