In the 'bakfiets' to the 'oliebollenkraam' by steppeland
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This is Amsterdam
Amsterdam – street photography

Amsterdam, November 21, 2009
My candid street shot of today… :D

Oooooh, so typical Dutch that I even cannot translate it into English LOL …
‘bakfiets’ – a bycicle on three wheels with a ‘box’ in front, often used in the Netherlands to transport children, grocery shoppings, and a lot of other stuff.
And ‘oliebollen’, a typical Dutch treat, especially in wintertime: a dough shaped into a ball and fried in oil… No ‘Old years eve’ without ‘oliebollen’ :D .
So the ‘oliebollenkraam’ is the stand where the ‘oliebollen’, waffles and some similar treats, are sold…

Indeed: with the ‘bakfiets’ to the ‘oliebollenkraam’ … so typical Dutch that I can’t translate LOL…

So… then just to make sure… the dictionary:
‘bakfiets’: carrier cycle
‘oliebol’: (no translation [giggle-shrug] )
Edited (Nov 22, 2009): Aaah, but the Canadian family of Johan (photowalker) Nijenhuis do have a good English translation for it! : ‘oil domplings’ – Thanks Johan! That captures it well! LOL

the decisive moment
LOL – yes, indeed, mom was slightly harassed… : she was hastily grabbing into her bag to find some paper napkins, since the boy was already ‘diving into’ the sack of ‘oliebollen’ they had just bought. And since those greasy things are covered with white sugar powder… she knew she would have a huge mess in no time… Which indeed, happened as expected, napkins or not… Luckily the mom could laugh about it :)


Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax 18-55 lens

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px


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  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 5 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture, wish i could try some. cool cart also. (love your note)

  • LOL – thanks, Joy! Oh yes, I must admit, after having tried some candid shots, I couldn’t stop myself of buying some – the first this year – and indeed, they were delicious!! Glad you like the pic! :)

    – steppeland

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 5 years ago

    MOOI SHOT TWEE JAAR GELEDEN IN CANADA GEWEEST HEB DAAR VOOR FAM OLIE BOLLEN GEMAAKT ZIJ NOEMDEN ZE OIL DOMPLINGS
    ……….JOHAN

  • Oh, dank je Johan, da’s een mooie vertaling, zou ik denken! Ik zal het toevoegen aan de beschrijving :) – Bedankt voor het compliment! :)

    – steppeland

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 5 years ago

    Cool shot!

  • Thanks a lot, Kim! :D

    – steppeland

  • JanT
    JanTalmost 5 years ago

    Great street shot! Warm and compelling image with the woman looking slightly harrassed.

  • LOL – yes, indeed, she was hastily grabbing into her bag to find some paper napkins, since the boy was already ‘diving into’ the sack of ‘oliebollen’ they had just bought. And since those greasy things are covered with white sugar powder… she knew she would have a huge mess in no time… Which indeed, happened as expected, napkins or not… Luckily the mom could laugh with it :) – Pity that my consequent shots all turned out moved or badly focussed :( LOL – Thanks for the compliment.

    – steppeland

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 5 years ago


    Featured: Nov 22, 09

  • Really?! Wow, great! Thank you so much, Pat, it’s such a thrill to be featured in this marvellous group! :)

    – steppeland

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful image, so very European, and especially Dutch!! Well captured and I wish I could taste one too!!

  • Wish I could send you one! :D – Thanks a lot for the kind comment, Barb! :)

    – steppeland

  • Hetty Mellink
    Hetty Mellinkalmost 5 years ago

    Wat een mooi hollands plaatje, het licht in de oliebollen kraam, de nieuwsgierige kinderen…prachtig!

  • haha, dank je wel, Hetty… ja, zo herkenbaar, hé :D

    – steppeland

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 5 years ago

    You’re welcome…..wonderful street shot.

  • :D Thanks!

    – steppeland

  • Bekyy93
    Bekyy93almost 5 years ago

    Congrats on feature in #1 Artists of Redbubble
    :)
    Lovely work
    ~ Bekyyx

  • Thank you so much for the kind compliment and congrats, Bekkyy !

    – steppeland

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