I am not doing night photography very often – cause it’s not easy to accomplish. But Amsterdam inspires in nighttime as in daylight. It is just an incredible city with great views on the channels and on the distinct architecture. Amsterdam is also a town that never sleeps much like New York and although the Dutch are very liberal in regards to drugs and prostitution, it never feels dangerous or unsafe to walk around during the night.
For the last weeks and months Portugal was the main recurring theme of this project. With this final post the series is coming to an end. In this one I want to show you some impressions of the country by night. Most of the pictures were taken in Lisbon. Night photography is a special challenge, it takes much more work and endurance if there is no natural light at disposal. Patience, a steady hand and a good tripod are a must.
The so called Prater is a huge park in the 2nd district of Vienna and just a rather small part of it is actually an amusement area. As a kid I loved going there, it was our small version of Disneyland without Micky. Interestingly the Prater didn’t change much since back in the 90s (still a lot of Spice Girls and bad techno music is played at the attractions astoundingly) and kids continue to love it. My first roller coaster ride was on the “Wilde Maus” (picture 2) and I will never forget how my father and me went lost within a house of horror, using a lighter to find the way out. Or how we used to got there on the 1st of May with friends. Always somewhere in the background was a construction of steel spinning around its axis with small red wagons attached to the outer frame. The beating heart of the park the so called “Riesenrad”. One of the oldest ferris wheels in Europe still standing and also one of the defining landmarks of Vienna (picture 5).
The second part of my photo series shot in the Viennese Central Cemetery on friday. This one contains pictures from the Jewish and other parts of the cemetery. If you want to know more about this Nekropolis (and a city by itself it certainly is) you are invited to read the foreword to part I.