Angry German Tourists

While I was looking at these angry German tourists in Amsterdam, I could not help but think they look like most German tourists.

After watching these two for a moment, it occured to me that it is difficult to know the difference between an angry, severe German tourist and a regular German tourist.

Reflections of the Excelsior

Here is one of the Amsterdam canals by night.

Reflection of the Excelsior

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan

Thanks Andrew for the mention on your cool blog… I’m honored. I offered to let him use the picture I took in his upcoming book, but I think it has already gone to print. I guess we just met too late.

Anyway, here is another trippy picture of Holland for Andrew; I know he had too many space cakes, and perhaps this is the passed-out-view he saw every morning when he awoke.

Wind Power

Holland on a Sunday Afternoon

I arrived to Haarlem early in the morning and managed to capture the Grote Markt empty before Sunday services began. This is the same church where Mozart once played the famous pipe organ inside as a child.

Sunday Afternoon in the Netherlands

And here is a shot of the inside.

Mozart's Toy

This is Eva

Eva’s dream is to finish business school and then figure out what to do with her life.

Eva is currently in Amsterdam on a dinner cruise with her boyfriend. She wants to get married and have a little girl. Her boyfriend smiles and nods.

(this is from my Portraits portfolio on Flickr)

This is Eva

Evening Falls in Holland

This was shot about 8:30 PM as evening fell in a pastoral and quaint area of the Netherlands. The farmhouse and windmills were painted with bright pastels, made even more potent by the setting sun.

Evening Falls in Holland

Red Velvet

The famous Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam has been temporarily converted into an art show all about fashion. They draped red velvet all over the place to make it look more artsy and less churchy. Although I don’t think it really worked, but at least it made for an interesting photograph.

Velvet Windows

Dutch Windmills from Across the Lake

Some people in Flickr did not like this one… but I do. I think it is nice and sort of a mix between a photograph and a painting.

Dutch Windmills Across the Lake

The Southpark Guys in Amsterdam

Here are a few more shots for my Portraits Series. These were taken during the Reason event in Amsterdam last week, when Trey Parker and Matt Stone were giving a keynote speech. They were a riot, as usual. These guys are my comedic heroes just barely ahead of Bob Saget. A selection of pictures below are from the press conference that was held the next day when a bunch of non-Reason related “journalists” came in to interview Matt and Trey. It was unfortunate that the quality of questions was so dismal. I was sitting there with a bunch of really cutting questions that they would have appreicated more than, “Why did you move your animation team to Korea?” That question was, like the others, based on the reporter not really knowing his countries or his cartoons.
This is Trey

This is Trey.

Trey’s dream is be a movie producer and sit in a trailer with Matt while complaining about the first class service on their last flight.

Trey is currently emotionally drained by half-wit reporters that are asking him inane and poorly-researched questions.

This is Matt

This is Matt.

Matt’s dream is to someday marry Andrew Sullivan and raise a brood of Scientologists.

Matt is currently in Amsterdam at the Reason conference. He has just finished describing how Michael Moore grossly misrepresnted him in Bowling for Columbine. His tone is of slight disgust but not malice.

(btw Matt, I have the “other” pictures ready too… And don’t forget to call your fellow Libertarian to make you a “movie-game-that-doesn’t-suck”)

Druggie Cafe

Well in Amsterdam it is hard to tell the difference between who is high and who is not high, since everyone is pretty laid back anyway. As you can see in this canal-side cafe, everyone is pretty relaxed. This was taken with the new camera, and if you have the bandwidth, there is nice detail on the HUGE version.
Canal Lunch by the Pot Shops

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