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Three's Company?

I don't know what you're planning to do after work today...or over the weekend...but all over Amsterdam there will be such scenes as this on outside terraces.  That is, minus Mr. Statue, who sits on this bench every day of the year, rain or shine, not far from our apartment.

And yes, this was another situation where I asked permission (and then told them not to look at me!).  I'm getting more and more audacious in my old age!   :)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Three's Company?

I don't know what you're planning to do after work today...or over the weekend...but all over Amsterdam there will be such scenes as this on outside terraces.  That is, minus Mr. Statue, who sits on this bench every day of the year, rain or shine, not far from our apartment.

And yes, this was another situation where I asked permission (and then told them not to look at me!).  I'm getting more and more audacious in my old age!   :)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (28)

  • sara
  • earth
  • 24 Aug 2007, 00:19
they look like they are having a hard time not giggling! im planning on being at the beach - drinking tea and writing words or reading them. i hope amsterdam is full of moments good enough for photos for you ginnie. ~S.
Ginnie Hart: Especially the one on the left, Sara, you're right. The thought of going back to what they were doing quite flustered them, I think. smile

Enjoy your writing and reading this weekend...on the beach, no less!
Conversations with a statue, now I have seen it all grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! You should try it sometime, S/S! smile
He looks like he is melting. His lef looks like it will soon be a puddle. Must be from all th girls who sit by him.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean about his leg, Mary. It's very short for that bench! smile Thanks.
Nice comp. Granny! I like the fact that they are looking at the direction the statue is....Like the direction of focus here!!!
Ginnie Hart: It's like he's part of their decision-making for the menu! Thanks, Nacha.
I can hear the statue reading out loud, nice shot Ginnie, beautiful PP too
Ginnie Hart: That's right, Patrick. I can hear him, too. smile Thanks.
I have yet another wild fantasy of what this statue might be thinking.
" O fairy godmother..please turn me into a real boy?" smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! Only from you, Fausto! grin Thanks.
Nice shot .. Are we seeing a new Ginnie 'Street Photographer' ...
Ginnie Hart: Well, maybe, Shakara. smile Thanks for the thought.
Really cool, Mr statue, doesnt look too pleased with his new friends. B&W works really well with this shot. smile
Ginnie Hart: I think he's aloof to it all. After all, he's seen it all over the years! smile Thanks, Tinuke.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Aug 2007, 09:36
He is seriously contemplating the menu that the two gigglers hold in front of him. He doesn't even looking flustered with the two chicks crowding him.

Great street shot, except for the intruding velskoen (hide shoe).

Have you been to the Spui - it must be near to where you live. They have a statue of Het Lieverdje there.
Ginnie Hart: He's very suave and debonair, Louis. smile

And yeah, about that obtruding foot. When I realized I couldn't clone it out well (maybe someone else could?), I decided, what the hey! It's a crowed terrace and that's what it is! smile

And oh yes. The Spui is where I found Wim's artwork, remember--the day I met up with Petra. And I even have a pic of the Het Lieverdje in my unassigned archives, waiting for the day to post it. Guess I'll have to post it just for you!
Your photos are really making me laugh this week, Ginnie. This is great - well spotted. It just goes to show what makes a good photographer - being able to spot a potential picture in an everyday situation. As far as being audacious asking strangers permission, I have found that most people are only too happy. If you don't ask, you don't get! And I'm sure it helps being a woman!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: They're kinda like your Silly series right now, Ingrid, aren't they! How fun. I agree that most people are only too happy to have their picture taken. And being an older woman asking surely helps? smile
Well spotted, and a fun pic. You may yet inspire me to be more audacious and take some stranger shots. At the present I'm more likely to be content with the back view.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You will get more audacious yet, Aussie, I predict. smile Thanks.
good colortone to go with here.

Have a great weekend!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal. You, too.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 24 Aug 2007, 10:46
Good for you, being brave like that. I'm working up to it. I think the statue man would like to take a nap, but he can never lie down, poor thing. Enjoy your weekend! Any plans?? We're lying pretty low, given the fact that my school starts Monday and Don's in a week. This is more like a "new year" for us than Jan. 1.
Ginnie Hart: I think he's sleeping while sitting up, Ruth, just like Donica can do! grin

Do enjoy this last free weekend while you have it. We'll probably walk about tomorrow and do some wee errands...and then on Sunday we meet up with the guys for brunch at a new restaurant. How fun is that!
Stunning photo ! I like the PP you've done... works for me ! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ferdi. smile
Hi Ginnie,
Lucky you its students time, also that the weather is good today and the coming weekend smile, we're out most of the coming time (I mean this weekend to Soesterduinen near Utrecht)You might like to stay in Amsterdam NOW, its good there now ( but also in bad weather) all the terrasses are opened, Enjoy your stay! smile

I posted today a bridge in front of my house, aside from the fields where the cows are walking, this gives you also a slight impression of the area where I live...

Bye enjoy your stay. smile
Ginnie Hart: You must have known I was thinking about you, JoAnn, because while I was at my laptop with a lady, talking about gevelstenen, this comment came through. And we looked up your city and found out that you have gable stones there! So be prepared for me to go find them with you! smile

Thanks again for your comments.
  • Tracy
  • 24 Aug 2007, 13:41
The girl on the left looks like she is going to burst out laughing, were as the statue looks bored to death with their conversation. Great pic mate. Enjoy the Amsterdam entertainment this weekend. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're right on, Tracy! So fun to see it! Thanks. smile
It is very nice of those girls to include the grump old man like that. Have a good Amsterdam weekend!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Martin. I was so pleased with them. smile You, too, have a great weekend.
  • Emery Roth
  • http://rothphotos.blogspot.com/
  • 24 Aug 2007, 14:50
This one gave me a real giggle. Thanks.
Ginnie Hart: Always glad to give a giggle, Ted. Thanks. smile
  • Ted
  • 24 Aug 2007, 16:15
It's not audacious... I think it's courageous. I think it's great that you're getting more people shots. More street photography like...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I guess I AM becoming a street photographer of sorts, Ted. Maybe I need to pay more attention to that! Thanks.
  • david
  • London
  • 24 Aug 2007, 16:29
i love that they included him in their debate! great spot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, David. smile
Well done Ginnie - once you have asked one person it gets easier. Classic shot. I think he is having a sneaky look at the camera! Mike
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mike. It's pretty easy for me to ask. Actually, it never was hard to do but just something I didn't do until I started to see the value in taking street photos. So there you have it. smile Thanks.
  • Saed
  • Mashhad, Iran
  • 24 Aug 2007, 17:59
Aw... What a creativity! Really interesting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Saed!
very creative indeed! I'm still trying to sum up the courage to ask for permission... it's so daunting!
Ginnie Hart: Once you do it, it'll be easier the next time, Bisola, and the next time. As they say, Just Do It! smile
Great shot. I wouldn't have known it was posed unless you had told me! All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: It's what they were doing before I asked permission, Dave, so they essentially went back and posed what they had done. smile What a round-about!

Thanks again for your comment.
That is a great photo. I can't help smiling at it. It looks like a candid shot. You are braver than I am at asking people to "pose".
Ginnie Hart: Yup. Getting braver with every day, William. Thanks. smile
  • Howler
  • somewhere in the North Sea
  • 25 Aug 2007, 23:25
Great composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Howler. And welcome to SC.
LOL, this man it has remained of stone with these two beautiful young ladies! grin
Ginnie Hart: That's right, Jose. I bet he has gotten an earful day after day! smile
Wish I had the courage to ask people like you do...then I could end up with pics like this without feeling like a thief....
Ginnie Hart: You'd be surprised at how honored and obliging people are. Just do it! smile Thanks, Aksel.

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