Day 13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
I had a five hour, 55 minute layover in Amsterdam between my flight from Prague to Tokyo.
The tl;dr version:
The non-tl;dr version… well, I’m not going to write about it for several reasons. Feel free to ask about it in-person though hahah.
It includes Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” coming on at the perfect moment in the coffee shop; eating too much space cake; talking with prostitutes in the Red Light District about the economics of prostitution (no, that isn’t a euphemism for something); eating a delicious Dutch pancake with powdered sugar and lemon; almost missing my flight and basically asking a stranger to drag me to my gate.
Odds and Ends
- I didn’t miss my flight to Tokyo, thank god. I sat in my seat three minutes before gates closed.
- Dude next to me was watching A Walk Among the Tombstones on his phone. When I asked him about it, he bragged how he got an illegal download of it for this flight. It was fun watching him sweat and backtrack when I told him that my company made the movie.
- While walking around the city, I thought of an idea for a story/film about the lives of bicycles in Amsterdam. I don’t remember it.
The Polaroid above was taken of a really bright pink dumpster outside the coffee shop. As I learned after taking the shot in Prague, it seems that these kind of overly saturated colors translate better than more muted tones on the expired Polaroid film I’m shooting on—all part of my ongoing series.