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Amsterdam TE Gathering - 16

Part of our gathering involved some 'serious' walking around the streets....well more of a protracted amble actually.......with, as Francis says....me often lagging behind....caught up in the visual riches of the place. There are so many time warp moments in a city like this where it is possible to suddenly be 20, 50, even a 100 years in the past.

This man, dressed in a very unflambuoyant manner nevertheless struck me in a uniquely individual way .....it's one of those curious images that just strike a strong chord with me - which so often means it won't attract too much attention here on TE....I guess to me the photograph mirrors him....it's plain and ordinary but possesses something that really holds and fascinates my interest.......full of cold this morning...even less erudite than I normally am......if anyone connects with this perhaps you could have a go at explaining.....my brain is not getting fully into gear.....it's to do with movement too - just the way the man moved and is captured in movement in space......a unique moment.....for a unique individual....something quintessentially Dutch or anyman anywhere?....to me the place is unique too........on further reflection there is the Mondrian like construction of the picture plane beyond him..I forgot I was partly attracted by this background at the time - I took another couple of different people passing it.......cough, sneeze, splutter it's all too much.....goodnight! It's only 9.30 am!

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