Sunday 4 December 2011


...City, originally uploaded by AmsterSam - The Wicked Reflectah.

Unedited shot of the Monument on the Dam in Amsterdam. Taken with my Sony HX1.

If you have ever been to Amsterdam, you will know that we are not just the Bike- but also the Pigeon-Capital of the world, we might even have more flying rats than bikes in the best city in the world, not that I've ever counted them, it's just a feeling. Whenever I am close to the Dam square, I see huge clouds of them flying over, searching for the next tourist who's willing to feed them, not knowing that he or she is the actual food they're looking for! A typical scene in the city center featuring this mindless behavior by one of our visitors looks like this, a person thinking that they can feed the rats with wings gets swarmed, lifted up, taken back to the Pigeon-caves (do they live in caves? probably, since they're the Taliban of the birds!), and hacked apart into little, beak-sized pieces, not a pretty sight, I can tell you this much! And somebody has to clean up all those bones as well, almost guaranteeing an emotional trauma for our cleaning personnel, so nobody wins, except for those stoopid birds, sigh ;-D

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