Where I live

Where I live

I love where I live. It is in the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District. It used to be very unsafe here, but today the junkies and dealers have traded places with thousands of tourists. I am not saying it will stay this way forever, because we can see some deterioration going on here and there, but the city council is right on it, so we expect to see some slow improvements in the coming decades. I even loved this part of the city when it was our very own Hell’s Kitchen with junkies crawling all over the place. As a rule junkies are too softhearted to go about the daily routines as we all have to do. You do not go for heroin if you plan to be an aggressor. It is the dealers we have to watch out for, but as I stated before it is mostly entertainment here now. Some very famous bars for gays and drag queens took over the Zeedijk – once the artery of heroin trade in Amsterdam. So there is a lot to do and a lot to photograph.

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