Sunday, May 25, 2008

Herons


There about 5000 of these rascals living in the Amsterdam city centre and each individual has got his very own old lady that will feed them fish, meat and the like. These "old lady" spots are hot among these birds and fiercely defended.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

dobbelganger


We are both called Hans and we `ve both been selling our craft at the Anne Frank House. He his paintings and me my Mandala games. Today
Hans met his dobbelganger, an american tourist and NOT his brother. Hans is the one on the right, do they look alike or what? The american is 12 years younger though.

dobbelganger

Hans met his dobbelganger, an american tourist and NOT his brother. Hnas is the one on the left, do they look alike or what? The american is 12 years younger though.
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Friday, May 9, 2008

lunchbag

Amsterdam, 09-05-2008. I felt pretty worn out this morning when I woke up, after three days of hard work at the animal farm and rising early in order to get there in time I presume there is no big wonder there. Still I decided to to go to the Anne Frank House and sell games - 22 games sold today, this year I might well do good with these funny little games. Only half awake and feeling the hard work at the animal farm still in my bones I see Rob arriving on his crappy old bike - for reasons that are beyond me he loves that piece of rust - ,he always comes over to the Anne Frank House when I sell my games, a small bag with sandwiches from the Schakel - my lunch bag - and the latest stories from the Gang Of Evil Brothers. No lunch bag today and while he smokes a few sigarettes he tells me he has been feeling way out of sorts, nauseated and sick whenever he drinks a beer - we are talking about somebody who drinks 15 to 20 half liter cans of cheap Albert Hyen supermarket beer a day, has been doing so for the past 15 years at least so small wonder there. Rob is the only one of this group of Westerpark drunks I still have positive social contact with.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Hans the Street Seller.

We are both called Hans and we both have been selling our craft at the world famous Anne Frank House in Amsterdam for well over 20 years. He his paintings and me my Mandala games. This bloke loves to pose and had his photo taken by literally thousands upon thousands of foreign tourists. As a real Amsterdam street person he definetly deserves a place in this gallery called "My Amsterdam".

The day before Queensday.

Amsterdam, 29 april 2008.It`s the day before Queensday, the biggest party in Holland, the city is hectic and in an excited anitcipation of The Big Day but the admosphere is good and the weather forecast suburb. The town is slowly turning orange, the dutch royal color.