So yes, I did end up having one my photos from the M31 demonstration used to illustrate an article in duic.nl yesterday. It’s all quite thrilling, somehow, even though it’s not the first time I’ve had a photo credit. Still, I’m more used to bylines than photo credits, so I guess that’s why it’s so nice. Plus, for the topic, it makes me feel like I’m involved in life here in Utrecht, even though I wasn’t actually at the full demonstration. But hey, I did get my coverage of the Occupy Wall Street event here in Utrecht covered/verified by CNN, so I guess my “photojournalist” tag isn’t completely facetious.
After photographing the peaceful protest, I went out later in the evening and photographed the lights at Neude that were part of the Tweetakt Festival. Inadvertently, I took part in the Earth Hour, since we were gone from the house and had the lights off. On the other hand, I was photographing a fantastical light display, so I’m not sure if it really counts. Balanced out? Anyway, here’s one of the photos I took. I’m sure I’ll be posting more of my favourites when I get a chance.
This morning I saw a woman walk past our window wearing what looked like the top of a fox costume, complete with tail. I’ve heard of furries, but don’t remember seeing one in real life before. I tried to rush upstairs to see if I could get a photo, but no luck. However, once I thought about it a bit more, and remembered that she had a cello with her, I started to think that maybe she isn’t a middle-aged furry, but is a musician taking part in one of the TweeTakt Festival events taking place.
TweeTakt is a youth theater festival that has been going on all week and taken over the Neude square, with all sorts of buildings and farm animal statues going up (as seen above). Banners, flags and signs for the event have been up all over the city for the past couple of weeks, in fact. Not being into youth theater, I can’t tell you much more about it, so I’ll just show you a couple of photos of the signs and banners.