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Holland:
Stories and images 
by Jim Waldron
I reccomend to all my traveling pals that the most fun, and best experiences occur when you spend a month or so in the same place. Three days just doesn't cut it, which is what I spent in Amsterdam. And though I had a month's worrth of fun and professional development, including giving a lecture, I made very few images. Then again, I didn't have to pay for a single drink during the visit. I guess short visits have their advantages too. 


Stories

Aside from a woman conflicted
about defending her South African culture 
you can ask me in person why I understand the joy of shopping here.


Photographs

Some favorites

 
See them all at once
Look at thumbnails of all the photographs from this country. 
Each picture was made with the Agfa ePhoto 1280 digital camera. 
 

Amsterdam
Going into a new town with a camera in your pocket, and the wish to give someone else an idea about what that city is like through your pictures is difficult. I always feel completely empty when faced with this task. In Amsterdam I only spent two hours walking around. I'd been to the city before, which made the task easier, along with the fact that i suspect nearly everyone has been to, or heard of the place. Instead of creating some documentery about the place I instead decided to just look for interesting shapes in this new environment. As far as cities go, there's lots to look at in a small spece here, and my brief visit offered lots to take back. 

Construction barrier - A wild painting in a sedate neighborhood for the builders 
ConstSignnBike  - Perhaps a little more descriptive of the city 
Biketails  - Tours of the city and pubs herd these bikes together 
BikeWheels  - More nice patterns of similar bikes 
BeggersFeet  - The tourist walk is not without it's tragedies 
Furniture Shapes  - This is how I look at couches in airports. Passes the time. 
Furniture Shapes 2  - Abstract of furniture 
Furniture Chairs  - Abstact of furniture 
Chair and Table  - Abstract of furniture 
Stone Cat  - Love the nameplates of local buildings 
Airport  - Not always the place for modern art, but ther's something here. 
Boat  - Blurry and appropriate 
Posters  - Nice to be in a city that allows good work to be displayed big. 
Buildings - The famous architecture surrounding the canals 
Red Brick Roof  - Sunset color on red brick eaves 
Sunset  - Yup, the sun sets in Amsterdam too, when it shows up at all. 
Boatname - riverbarge abstract 
Buildings - Canalside architecture 
Bummed girl - Blue weather and it's effect on the populous 
Smoking - Same 
Glass2 - Stained Glass from Laura's house 
posters - Nice to see a humming poster business around town 
Sunny Bldg- Eaves at sunset 
 
 
 
 

 
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