Vondelpark Blue

Some time ago I published a few takes on some of Vondelpark’s colors, green, yellow and red. I couldn’t foresee that another color would have sprung up, but here it is: the entire Vondelpark has shifted to a deep, electric blue.

amsterdam vondelpark blue steve mcqueen street

From an idea of Steve McQueen, the lights in Vondelpark were all changed to a bluesy blue for a few weeks during March 2012.

amsterdam vondelpark blue steve mcqueen tree

This incredible change affected the entire park: benches, trees, water, bushes. The usual idea of a green area was swapped with blue, altering completely all vibes and feelings. The overall effect was somewhat warmer and somewhat colder.

amsterdam vondelpark blue steve mcqueen lake

The next image was taken by a friend of mine, letting the camera capture light for 15 seconds in a row while riding the bicycle.

amsterdam vondelpark blue steve mcqueen exposure

Vondelpark had never been so unfamiliar. My most intense impression was of being on some alien planet.

amsterdam vondelpark blue steve mcqueen blurry

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