Sunday, 9 August 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Cup-A-Soup Time

Mobile phone cam shot of the Munt tower in Amsterdam, reflected in a puddle. I've added some saturation&contrast, no other editing, no visual tricks, no Photoshop :)

Dedicated to 'Iam sterdam' for taking the time to try to find out what the secret behind all this puddle madness is, and having to find out that there is no secret :))

The title is inspired by the hilarious Cup-a-soup commercials that try to make everybody in Holland have a delicious soup at 4 o clock every afternoon :-P

I really like the Munt tower, it looks cool and old school...and there are usually puddles somewhere around it, even in dry periods like the current one :)

Here's some historic background on the tower:

"The Munttoren ("Mint Tower") or Munt is a tower in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It stands on the busy Muntplein square, near the flower market and the start of the Kalverstraat shopping street, where the Amstel river and the Singel canal meet.

The tower was originally part of the Regulierspoort, one of the main gates in Amsterdam's medieval city wall. The gate, built in the years 1480-1487, consisted of two towers and a guard house.

After the gate went up in flames in a 1618 fire, only the guard house and part of the western tower remained standing. The tower was then rebuilt in Amsterdam Renaissance style in 1619-1620, with an eight-sided top half and elegant open spire designed by Hendrick de Keyser, featuring a clockwork with four clockfaces and a carillon of bells"

Fascinating, isn't it?! No? Hehe ;-P

Have a nice Sunday, relax, enjoy :)

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