Monday, May 3, 2004

next door down



this place, these "low lands", should feel - to a canadian like me - cramped and claustrophobic, but i am accustomed after all these years, and see it this way:
where else can you wake up in the morning, hop on a train, have lunch with a friend in another country, stroll streets where the architecture and the atmosphere and even the cobblestones are distinctly "foreign", sample sidewalk caf├ęs and art galleries, share a slightly surrealistic meal, and then be back home in your own bed before midnight?

10 comments:

  1. I love this image, Lynn. Just sets of all the right buttons for me. The security of the shadows ...

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  2. Cramped? Nah, the large public squares relieve that feeling... Take a drive through the polders, too!

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  3. Hey, love your view on our lowlands.
    I spent some time in the southwest US back in 1989 and felt rather claustrofobic when I got back.
    Love the picture as well!
    And the idea of having lunch with that friend.
    I still owe him lunch.

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  4. So, did you find the mural? I'm sure you came back with lots of pictures, Antwerp is so photogenic.

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  5. it takes me at least 6 hours to see a friend in another country... beautiful photo.

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  6. wonderful image thanks to the light and the silhouet who's in perfect balance with the surroundings. i smelled this was my country lynn. happy you had a good time!
    seeya ... Paul

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  7. Very beautiful image, I like the view, the soft tone colours and the light und shadows. Wonderful atmosphere, Lynn.

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  8. Gorgeous framing on this, Lynn. I love how archways create natural frames that has such a cool effect. I would love to experience all that you experience being over there in Europe. Maybe sometime I'll get the chance. :)

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  9. ~xlnt framing and overall composition!~

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  10. I love taking photos of people taking photos and this one is great ....

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