Going Underground prt14

Going Underground prt14

Going Underground prt14

The last four shots were taken in the Metro stop in Amsterdam’s new Noord-zuid-lijn. A prestigious project, with a lot of delay, that costed us an awful lot of extra tax-money… We wanted to complete the total track and get out at every stop to do some shooting. But.. While taking some photo’s in the first Metro stop, a security guard tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I had permission to photograph down there… I hadn’t, so the fun was over. Insane! We took the escalator and left immediately.

(looks best full screen; click once; and once more on the image and then F11)

  1. Do you have any idea why you weren’t allowed to photograph there?

    • Not really; I think they don’t want anymore bad publisity, after all that went wrong.. βœ‹

  2. That sounds like a standard security guard response: everyone – LOL! and especially those who have something to hide and/or are afraid of having their business profits threatened – is extremely wary of photographers in this mass/social media age! I wonder if the response would have been the same if you’d been using a mobile phone??? I very much like these underground pictures, Harrie – and this one could easily be tilted 90 degrees either way and still look realistic. A πŸ™‚

    • Just back from a mid-week holiday… Must have missed this. The mobile phones probably would not have been noticed… and I’m such a harmless guy.. πŸ™‚

  3. Boring. They didn’t take your name… so you could try again ;o)
    Say, is that why I can’t blow this one up? …

  4. Unbelievable, Harrie. That would never happen in New York. You must have been frustrated but at least you got some good images. Adrian’s comment about using a mobile phone is interesting. Oh well!

    • Yes, it’s the first time this happens to me in the Netherlands… I thought I lived in pretty free; open minded society, but things are changing, unfortunately..

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