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Friday, April 29, 2011

Red Light reflections on a canal in Amsterdam

Photo by Richard Schear, Amsterdam, March, 2011

One of the the Amsterdam tours included in our rivers and canals cruise with Viking River Cruises was to the famous Red Light District. Dick and his camera went with the tour group while I stayed on board in order to rest after our trans-Atlantic flight. I do see some red lights here, and pink ones, too, as well as the reflective rims of Amsterdam's ubiquitous bicycles, but I chose this photo because of all the white swans who seem to reflect the light themselves!
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20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful capture for the day! So colorful and I do love the swan! Hope you have a great weekend, Kay!

Sylvia

Julie said...

There are many many more red lights than that, Kay. A most grotesque neighbourhood of any large city, but expecially in Amsterdam!

Dianne said...

the bike tires create a dramatic effect

Dianne said...

You've chosen well Kay - very pretty reflections!

Kim, USA said...

Wow those swan looks like enjoying themselves!! Pretty good shot!

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Ann said...

lovely, the swans might think they have changed into colourful swans.

Kay said...

Aha! You didn't show the red-light windows, hunh? I noticed the ladies only smiled at Art and not me. Ah well...

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice reflections,the swans look pretty happy.

snowwhite said...

Fantastic photo! Swans are on the neon-reflected water. Something surreal!!
Have a nice weekend!

texwisgirl said...

Red lights and swans. Hmmm. :)

Carola Bartz said...

Kay, this is such a stunning picture! Somehow I really like the reflective bike tires...

Gattina said...

What a beautiful picture !

I hate these bicycles in Amsterdam they are so dangerous for everybody who is not sitting on a bike. My son inspired by his girlfriend does everything on a bike except sleeping ! (or nearly)

Crafty Green Poet said...

how beautiful to see the swans floatign through the coloured lights... i love Amsterdam and floating along the canals there

Filip Demuinck said...

brave taking your camera out in that area

Cildemer said...

Wow! Fabulous capture! A beautiful ballet of swans in a beautifully coloured canal!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice and happy week****

'Tsuki said...

Well this must have been quite a trip : Amsterdam is such a lovely city... This shot is really great, though those swanns in the city lights by night are so cute !

Cezar and Léia said...

Everything about this picture is so interesting, thanks for sharing!
God bless you!
Cezar

Margaret Duarte said...

I toured the red light district with my cousin, who lives in Amsterdam. I smiled and waved at the prostitutes because I felt sorry for them. My cousin shook his head and told me to stop. He said you aren't supposed to make eye contact with them. The prostitutes (just working girls in my opinion) didn't seem to mind, though. The ones who noticed, smiled back.

Francisca said...

This photo is chock full of reflections and that's a pretty eyrar of swans.

Ebie said...

Beautiful night shot Kay. The reflections are so colorful. I like the capture of those bike tires, magical!