Amsterdam's a city with loads of pigeons. That means you should be careful and watch out, ... in Centraal Station square i took this curious photo - it is very dark, ... :-( - that shows that pigeons do get everywhere. This pigeons where eating inside some small fast food restaurant. Curious thing was that owner/employee didn't seem to bother at all.
Lots of things are going on around Dam Square, especially on the weekends. Make sure you don't get caught up in all the activity and forget that you must not be a target.
Be aware of your money, camera and any other personal possessions including spouses. Remember there are people there specifically to rob someone, don't be that someone.
Don't get too distracted.
There was a street performer that was all silver, I was going to take his picture & he yelled "Stop, you are American, Saddam will kill you & your family", I was so embarressed & shocked, Dam Square was packed with people, I just walked away and he kept yelling till I was about 300 yards away! So I suggest if you see that you pass on taking a picture of him. He sure put a damper on my afternoon. I took a picture of a differant one before that and it was fine! See pic.It's also polite to tip them!
When we stood on the Dam tinkling bells sounded and mantra singing came closer.
It was the Krishna people crossing over .... great to see the mime player looking at them....and on the back of the sac one of the Krishna folks is wearing it reads: no fuzz, makes the difference.
they r just everywhere! aaargh! don t let them come to close for it seems they can make you dangerously sick!
The Amsterdam pigeons are quiet impudent. The moment you leave your food unattented count for a pigeon attack.
Be careful when feeding the pigeons so you don't end up like this poor boy :)
This was a performance for the tourists, of course.
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