A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
022: Accordion street musician
When I visited Amsterdam on a cold but sunny day in March, I walked in the historic center for some hours. And behaved like an average tourist: looking around, from left to right, from street level and upward. Only few objects could escape my eyes and my camera. I walked through the Dam Square, the Rokin, and entered the narrow streets behind the Damrak: the Red Light District. From there, I continued to Nieuwmarkt and Waterlooplein, and walked back through the Bloemenmarkt (flower market) and Rokin to the Dam Square. That day, my eyes caught many interesting objects and people in the streets. Objects that I’ve never observed before during my numerous previous walks in the city when I was a student there. And many people that drew my attention, like artists, musicians and ordinary people with peculiar means of transportation. Talking about musicians: this woman sat against a wall, not far from the Central Station, and tried to gain some money by playing the accordion.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017