Reflections Of Amsterdam - ...C!

Unedited shot of the ABC book store, reflected in a puddle in Amsterdam. Taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

 

The ABC in Amsterdam is my favorite book store in the world. I just love browsing around their giant selection of really good books, and every time I leave with a bag full of new reading material, I'm so excited that I almost can't wait to get home, hole up in bed with food, chocolate, chips, smokes and everything else you need for a proper read, and open the virgin pages of a new brain adventure that I can repeat as often as I want, wherever I want, whenever I want, and it only cost me a couple of euros.

 

It's hard to believe that some people never read books, they're missing out on such a beautiful opportunity to directly connect into the brain of another human being and to encounter their most inner thoughts and ideas, because that's what a book does...a bit like an analogue offline website, if that helps making reading more attractive to you wicked young know-it-all Interwebs bastards that grew up with a mouse attached to their sticky little hands, haha ;-D

 

Almost weekend!

 

 

I've made a wicked reflection movie of this puddle too, check it out on my YouTube page!

 

Movie

 

 

More wicked reflections

 

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  • f l a m i n g o 5y

    I love books. Sounds like a great store.
  • Iam Marjon Bleeker 5y

    I finished my book today, and started this evening a new one!!
  • Hans van Voorst 5y

    Great moment!!
  • pamelas26 5y

    This is a cool capture - love the blue sky and streetlight and the gabled building says "Amsterdam" to me!
  • candrika 5y

    This is just amazing; it takes a moment even to realize it is a reflection. General advice to the world: read everything by Penelope Fitzgerald, Marguerite Duras, Naguib Mahfouz, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Among another thousand authors.
  • WaterWideWeb.org 5y

    INCREDIBLE! ive seen many puddle shots! but this one takes it all!
    great work!!
  • cMacSutt 5y

    I was going to invite this to reflections of amsterdam...but then i remembered that it's your group. haha.
  • AmsterSam The Wicked Reflectah 5y

    Thanks a lot bell41~ (best store in the best city in the world, I'm sure you'd like it :), Iam sterdam (good girl :), Hans van Voorst (potentially, every moment is...great that is :), pamelas26 (that makes me happy :), candrika (thx for sharing your reading list :)), WaterWideWeb.org (really?! I'm already bored with it...please check out the rest of my wicked reflections, there are much nicer ones in the set, thank you very much...p.s. I joined the group :) and cMacSutt (lol...good thinking though!) :)
  • Russ David 5y

    love this one!! awesome shot!
  • grijsmeisje 5y

    toch wel magic hoor...
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