The Queen..., originally uploaded by AmsterS@m - The Wicked Reflectah.
Unedited shot of the backside of the Royal Palace on the Dam square in Amsterdam, reflected in a puddle. Taken with my Sony HX1. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)
The Royal Palace on the Dam square is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam, and I have no idea why. OK, it is a huge building, it looks kinda pretty, but it's nothing spectacular in itself, and there are much nicer things to see while in the best city in the world. The only theory I have is, that our visitors think that the Dutch Queen actually lives inside the building, and might wave, or throw flowers at them any moment now...which would actually be a nice thing, imagine you could just stand on the Dam, and wait for Beatrix to wake up, open her window, and smile at her subjects, who paid for the whole show anyway with their hard-earned tax money, lol. Then again, considering what her tower of hair must look like when she rolls out of bed, I guess it's safe to assume that that's not the kind of show anybody would be interested in seeing...sorry Bea, hahaha :D
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