I used to do a weekly Foto Vrijdag (Photo Friday) thing, but that morphed into Wordless Wednesday. Maybe now I’ll do both. This was a reflection of the Domtoren and part of the Pausdam in a window early this morning. Another bright, blue sky, autumn day.
This week’s theme is reflections, and though the concept can be more esoteric, reflecting on life, the universe, and everything else, I’m sticking with the more literal sense. Mainly because one of the things I love to photograph are reflections of the city in the surrounding windows. It’s a fun way to look at the city from a slightly different perspective.
The sun was shining brightly yesterday and as I walked down Voetiusstraat to take a peek at the Domplein now that the construction tenting is gone, I found myself irresistibly drawn to the reflection of the classic Dutch buildings in the large window. The name on the window made the image look something like opening credits of a film (or an annoying watermark). I also like how the beams in the ceiling draw the eye into the image. Plus, I just love a good arch, especially with a stand-out keystone.
I love a good window reflection photo, so as I was walking along Domstraat today, this reflection of the Domtoren and the other side of the street really caught my attention. I particularly love the double reflection of the clouds in the window of the reflected building.
I thought I’d take a photo of one of the buildings being reflected, and noticed that there’s another reflection — this time of the Willibrordkerk — in this building’s windows. I also enjoy the visual contrast of old buildings being reflected in new ones.