Picknick

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In between the streets in the historic centre of Dordrecht there is an inner court that once belonged to a monastery. Now children use it as a playground, people come and sit on one of the benches or have a picknick like these neighbours. A quiet place in the middle of a busy city.

The jewels and the workman

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During one of my photo sprees I was hunting for reflections. Just when I was thinking to abandon my search, a van stopped in front of a jewellery shop, some workmen got off and began to inspect the pavement.

The shop window reflected their activities perfectly and I liked the contrast between the luxury inside and the simplicity of the coarse working clothes and movements of the men outside. An additional bonus for me is that the spotlights of the shopwindow seem to illuminate the workman.

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Glass.

Church visit

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Every second weekend of September thousands of Dutch monuments, public and private, open their doors for a free visit. A unique occasion to enter buildings you know from the outside, but never could visit.

This picture was taken last year at the Old Church of Dordrecht; I am already looking forward to this year’s event.