Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The Elephants of Amsterdam


I met this perky pachyderm on Amsterdam's Damrak and was instantly smitten. He's part of a herd of one hundred that are are to be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the world's biggest elephant charity. So why do I want him so much, especially as I live in a ridiculously tiny apartment? Because with him in my life, I know I'll never stop smiling!
Photo: Annie

Saturday, 26 September 2009

What a Cheek!


Spotted at the flagship store of Marlies Dekkers, purveyor of fine undies.
Photo: Annie

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

What's Going Here?


Who needs a burglar alarm when you're protected by the dark arts and a scary-looking door knocker? And what is going on in the privacy of this home? Deeds of unspeakable depravity, hopefully...
Photo: Annie

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Should We Take Him Seriously?


This is Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch parliament and leader of the ultra-right-wing PVV party. His latest bright idea involves taxing Muslimas who wear headscarves. Fortunately this proposal has been turned down flat.... for now.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Going to a Concert Amsterdam Style


You take your boat and sail through the city's canals towards the Prinsengracht for its annual concert on a specially-constructed stage above the water.
Photo: Annie. Click to enlarge.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Just as You Thought Things Couldn't Get Any Worse


Not only is Annie Liebovitz still in deep financial schtuck, she is also being sued by a fellow photographer for allegedly passing his pictures off as her own in a 2009 calendar shot for a coffee company.

The photo above is an example of what the calender has on offer. A naked lady in your spaghetti? The words "vulgar" and "tacky" come to mind. Understandably Annie L may have been desperate for the money.
Photo (presumably): Annie Liebovitz

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

How Nice They Remembered!


A message in an Amsterdam window intended for the star of such gems as One Million Years B.C. and Myra Breckinridge.

And here is the birthday girl herself. Only in Hollywood do they stay so young.
Top photo: Annie

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Dream Time


This sweet-faced boy is Michael Jackson wandering through Amsterdam in 1977. Of course, the photo is worth a lot of money so it is being prominently displayed in a local shop window where I snapped it amidst the reflections of the city's streets.
Photo: Annie. Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Glamour and Grime


I love the photos of artist Marlyn Minter: very dirty, very sexy.