There’s a great website called Zo Was Utrecht that takes a look back at Utrecht’s history. I also follow the site’s Twitter account, which frequently posts old photos of the city. Today, this photo of Dutch actor Rutger Hauer was posted. It shows him filming the movie Keetje Tippel in 1974, with actress Monique van de Ven. The spot where they are filming is by the Vismarkt on the Oudegracht, a spot I’ve spent a lot of time at over the years, sitting at the tables that are often set up by the nearby restaurants, such as the Restaurant Graaf Floris.
I’ve had a soft spot for Rutger Hauer since the days of Blade Runner and Ladyhawke (what?!), so it’s fun to see this photo. There’s a closer shot to be seen here. He was back in town the other week for the closing awards ceremony at the Nederland Film Festival, where he gave out the best actor award, if I remember correctly. Sadly, I missed him in person, but did watch the video of him arriving on the stage on a motorcycle. At least he’s going to be on the next season of True Blood! Can’t wait!
Anyway, today the Vismarkt looks essentially the same and is still used for a variety of things, including a salsa dance floor. If only I could get my own photo of Rutger Hauer on the Vismarkt!
It’s been a quiet week for me. Not much going on except for THE NETHERLANDS MAKING IT TO THE FINAL ROUND OF THE WORLD CUP!!!!!!!
But yeah, other than that, fairly quiet. Not a lot of photography going on, either, other than a few shots of the cats and last night’s dinner. I did take this shot on Saturday, while I was hanging out on the Vismarkt on the Oudegracht with Kerryanne and Ken. The conversation was excellent, but when I saw this glow, I couldn’t resist taking a quick shot. This is around 9:30 pm and after a very rainy start to the evening, seeing this dazzle seemed a perfect cap to a great meetup with friends. The light definitely mirrored my mood!
Happy birthday to Ken and happy travels to Kerryanne. May your days be sunny and beautiful!