Some cities, like New York, supposedly never sleep. Others, like Paris, seem to wake early, getting ready for another day. Amsterdam, at least on a Saturday morning, appears to be a city that likes to sleep in.
Rain began to fall soon after my husband, Peter, and I sat down at a cafe overlooking the Amstel River in Amsterdam. But we were cozy and dry, and the rhythm of the drops only served to double the ambience as we sipped wine and chatted about past travel adventures.
Andre Kertesz, a giant among 20th-century photographers, spent his life in three of the world’s great metropoles. But throughout his long career he trained his camera on the poetic moments that could be found in the parks or backstreets of any minor city.