One thing that always strikes me, when visiting the US, is the relative lack of interest in the value of monuments (mainly architectural) of the 'recent' past. I wholeheartedly agree with your 'historical viewpoint', in fact you reminded me of a 'before and after' series I would like to post to Panoramio, thanks.
I like this photo!
I just noticed that they took away the other nearby shots from over the map, Dianne. I have three other shots of this diner to the left and right with the little black arrows over the picture, and a barn shot that was pretty close by, too.
You are quite right, in Holland we would call this a 'stoep' (pronounced same as stoop) this picture proves to me that all mothers are created equal, and all are equally dear. What strikes me about this photo is she decided to stand in the most dangerous part of the stoep for this portrait and I'm wondering whether this tells us something about her personality.
Hi Hans! Rotterdammer van nature zou ik alles wat Amsterdam is af moeten wijzen (onzin natuurlijk) maar met zulke plaatjes is dat wel héél moeilijk!
I did look at the other similar photograph, and I like this one more because of the gesture of the woman you have centered on. She seems to have such concern from the sad event.
Well I noticed your photo when looking at the map in Panoramio. We almost have the same shot in different seasons. You were standing left of me. Crazy! :]
Thanks for your comment on my theo van gogh photograph, and nice to see that you also like this particular spot.
2004, Dam Square in Amsterdam. The night of the day of Dutch cinematographer, Theo van Gogh's murder.
Another really powerful documenting image. :]