Saturday, May 21, 2016

Picnicking on a Bridge in the Jordaan:

The other day while sitting along the edge of a canal, in the Jordaan, three people that lived in a corner house, adjacent to a bridge, over the little trafficked, tiny canal, pulled out three chairs from their house, to the street. They sat them on the bridge, where they would shortly be used for a wine along with a picnic. Back inside their adorable house; I snapped an image of their setting, on the bridge, without them. That’s one of the most enjoyable aspects of the city of Amsterdam: if you look closely (with a zoom lens), there is so much to see; blink once, and often times, that same situation–as these three empty chairs, above a canal in the Jordaan–will then be gone. Savor moments that seem not to matter in the moment; they often, often upon reflection, are some of the moments in life, which seem to matter the most. When I pointed my lens back to bridge seconds later, the three chairs were occupied. It's the ephemeral moments in Amsterdam, that often leave me, beautifully breathless.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016