One of the world’s great walkable cities, Amsterdam oozes charm. For a photographer, there’s always something new to see. Individual, direct, sometimes rude, often fun, the city offers something for everyone. Think hidden hofjes — a sort of garden courtyard — or buzzy rooftop bars in the summer, dark and dingy underground clubs or quiet canals to stroll.
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A man & his parrot
On an unseasonably warm and sunny November day, a man walked in Rembrandtpark. Perched on his zimmer frame was a very large parrot.
Bemused workers at a local pickle factory looked on as an already tall woman dressed in a bright blue suit passed by effortlessly atop stilts.
Wearing little else but a skimpy black g-string, a gentleman got to work painting his houseboat in the summer sun.
“Can my friend also pee here for one euro?” said a tourist to a toilet guard at a Thai restaurant.
“I wasn’t allowed to wear underwear for two months” ventured a young French man to a woman while riding his bike in Amsterdam Zuid.