Saturday, 22 May 2010
What a Load of Rubbish!
Studio recently took a short break in Amsterdam and when we arrived, it was bin day. Or so we thought.
Turns out there had been a ten day strike by the dustmen and this beautiful city had been turned into a rubbish tip. I love the nine streets area which borders the Jordaan and on every corner and each picturesque bridge – piles of the rotting stuff. Plus, there had been some opportunistic fly-tipping with an arm chair, sofas and even a washing machine being dumped in the nearby Noordermarket.
Hopefully the striking bin men got their settlement and Amsterdam and its visitors re-claimed the streets.
More pics from this visit over on the Studio Flickr site.