168 – The Man and his Dog!

By: pundalik

Oct 09 2009

Category: Amsterdam, People, Strangers


I had gone to Amsterdam Centraal for some work. It was just 6:00 PM when I had to return back. But somehow I didn’t feel like going home. So did the next thing I could think of. Stood before the Amsterdam Centraal station near the canal and just watched the life going by, a luxury I miss in Mumbai

A man was playing what looked liked a trumpet to me but I know it is something else. He was playing some slow music. Seemed like a contrasting situation where he played a slow soulful music while life rushed past him.

I was watching him from the opposite side of the road. He was accompanied by his dog who sat by his master on a trolley attached to a taxi. Sitting lazily he would lift his head lazily to see the going-on around him.

Although I was still reluctant to point my camera at strangers, I managed to capture his photo. Even though he plays for money, he still was a contrasting figure there.

And then, an awkward stare from both of them caught me unaware!

A Man, his dog, the music and making a living in a busy city. Strange!

  • Place: Amsterdam Centraal Station, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Date: 25 April 2006
  • Camera: Olympus C760 UZ
  • Focal Length: 24.8 mm
  • Aperture: f/3.2
  • Exposure Time: 1/200
  • ISO: 143

4 comments on “168 – The Man and his Dog!”

  1. Hey punds…are you in amsterdam now ?

  2. Hey Punds, nice capture.. i like the spread of all brilliant colors. I think he is playing jazz and the instrument is saxophone..

  3. No Pradnya. I am in Mumbai!! This is one of the old picture

    I don’t know if he is playing jazz but saxophone it is!! Thanks!!!

    – Punds

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