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With iPhone 3gs and app Cameramatic

Train scape – March 2019.
As shot. iPhone 4s with Instant 110.

Amsterdam Amstel Railway Station

Amsterdam Amstel Railway Station – March 2019

Picture taken at the rear side of the station. It seems to be always windy and cold at the station, inside and outside. The station opened in 1939.
The outside is worth a visit because of the apparently build buildings on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Some of them appear to be devoid of function and make curious to the background of decennia of economic history.
The inside is worth a visit to. The station hall has been decorated with several murals (1939) created by Dutch artist Peter Alma (1868-1969). The murals reflect the importance of technological advancement, in particular of the railroads.
Delay your train or metro trip or plan a special trip to the station and treat yourself to a hot chocolate, coffee or cold coca cola. It’s worth it. Even the windy conditions.

Amsterdam Amstel Railway Station, own picture from March 2015

flowers

Picture taken in June 2018 in the home of my parents in weeks in that were intense and moving for us all.

There were many flowers in the house, just like today.
I did not put these flowers down like this. This was how it was.
I placed the dining room chair in such a way that the light fell through the flowers but at the same time the black background was retained.
The flowers meant a lot to me, as if they where my mom and dad, supporting each other.

Picture taken with iPhone 4s and app Cameramatic by Mudaimemo, the same developer of the app Instant110.
Unfortunately both apps are not available anymore in the iTunes store and weren’t upgraded from iPhone 5. You are lucky if you picked up it at the time.

Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan lies about halfway between Fort William and Mallaig on the picturesque West Highland Railway. Along with a regular rail service by Abellio ScotRail, the line is used by the Jacobite steam train (more: Wikipedia).

The Jacobite steam train is famous because of it’s part in the Harry Potter movies (more: Wikipedia) We heard about it when we stayed in a bed and breakfast nearby Fort William. It was not the main reason to visit the valley and road to Mallaig, but it with this information in our head, it gave the cold and rainy trip on our motor bike to Mallaig an extra. It was special to see people in the same weather waiting on the green hills in this beautiful valley for the Jacobite steam train passing by, spotting the same locations as in the Harry Potter movies.
When we approached Mallaig, we saw the steam of the train heading Mallaig and in Mallaig we arrived – we did not planned – almost equal as the Jacobite train, which also was a special experience.

I do not know it taking pictures of people in great valleys of Scotland belongs to ‘street photography’, especially when pictures are taken on the back seat of a motor bike 😉 But it felt like street photography very much!

Polare – Scheltema

Photo taken in Amsterdam, february 2014, Koningsplein. Bookstore ‘Polare Amsterdam former ‘Scheltema’. And before that ‘selexyz scheltema’ and Scheltema De Slegte.

From18 March 2014 onwards Scheltema again.

ready for takeoff

Ready before World Championships Soccer, Groningen, June 2014.

after the show

April 2014.

I met this guy and his rockband in the intercity between Amsterdam and Utrecht. I was impressed by the way the band took all there instruments and stuff by train: they were lugging themselves many large black boxes. The band – I don’t know the name – was on European tour.

The traces of an intensive existence were palpable and smelly in the coupé that was almost entirely filled with the band. At half past five in the afternoon, I suddenly was no more than a spectator in a-apart from the roady-riven in deep sleep, almost all of them black-clad rockers. A woman and four men.

I could not resist to take a picture with my iPhone and my favourite Instant 110 app and try to express a small bit of this all.

dream

Amsterdam, Vijzelstraat. View from entrance from the Stadsarchief Amsterdam.