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Unedited reflection of Amsterdam. Taken with a Sony HX200V. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)
Amsterdam used to be the place where all the Slackers, Squatters, Hippies and relaxed people go when they were chased out of their own town with torches and hay forks by the decent citizens, but in the last 10 years or so, we have started changing this city into Bling-Bling town, it has become a resort for rich people who surely don't want to have to look at Hookers or Stoners when they come to spend all that cash that was squeezed out of the bank accounts of the regular, working folks, on luxury items, so City Hall happily obliged and removed most elements that might upset those big spenders, turning Amsterdam into a shiny, sleek, wet dream for every fat cat and into the nightmare of everybody who actually has to make ends meet the hard way.
I'm not saying rich people are all bastards that should be shot and thrown into the Amstel, even though this is a concept we might eventually have to apply, but I am sure there are enough places that already meet the high-class demands of the 1% ruling this world, there was no need at all to transform this unique city into yet another glass-and-mirror palace of consumerism, but then again, what do I know about the urges and wishes of those ruthless F***ers running the system, they probably won't be happy until we're all servants and butlers in their brave new world order, lol :D
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