A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
020: Black-suited woman
Like many major cities in the world, Amsterdam has also to deal with rush hours and traffic jams. It’s quite frustrating to spend several hours every day commuting from your home, just outside the big city (what many Dutch prefer), to your office in the city. Therefore, many people take public transportation like the subway, bus or train. Others prefer to be more independent on public transport and choose for the bicycle, motorcycle, or scooter. Like the woman in this photograph. Despite the fact it was a cold day in March, with the temperature floating around seven degrees centigrade only, she sat there on her white scooter in her black uniform. It was as if she were a policewoman from some decades ago. It was no wonder that she caught some attention from bystanders, even in Amsterdam, where you may observe many people that will draw your attention.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017