Photos from the Netherlands and Germany, 2004

 

 


in Amsterdam, everyone is Superman. No one even notices anymore.

 

 


Amsterdam in a nutshell

 

 


 

 

 


rigging of The Amsterdam, a restored 1750's colonial ship

 

 


coot at home

 

 


coots taking over a boat--if I hadn't been watching, they'dve loosed the ropes and been off.

 

 


You haven't seen bike culture 'till you've seen the Netherlands.

 

 


a little slice of Delft--typical Dutch individuality smushed in with typical density

 

 


one of the most famous Amsterdam squats

 

 


by contrast, this is the main Berlin squat

 

 


not Mad Max, just artists in the squat above

 

 


antique mural (maybe if we picture socialism with accordions, people will start to like it!)

 

 


this's the kind of mural you see today

 

 


antique harpsichord in Berlin's musical instrument museum

 

 


the red banners aren't for communism's comeback, just an exhibition of Chinese art. So I was told.

 

 


the Potsdamerplatz UFO

 

 


flowers cover the sandbags of Checkpoint Charlie

 

 


edge of the longest remaining section of the wall

 

 


trees of a rich west-side park through a chink in the wall

 

 


lamp at the Hamburg arts & crafts museum

 

 


man, they must get some really high tides in Hamburg...