Hometown

by Sabine Phb April. 08, 2021 260 views
I really liked all the shapes in this photo

I really liked all the shapes in this photo

I wasn't born here, I didn't become an adult here, I just worked here. A great job in a strange town.

Lately I found myself lacking a hometown, the place I was born lies to far away, the place I studied felt far away and I wanted to have a hometown. So I started this photodocument that shows me my hometown. Maybe I'd learn to apreciate my hometown.

The orange of het jacket shines through even in black and white

The orange of het jacket shines through even in black and white

I take streetscenes, I go to places and I take a little camera and a small lens. Just to be an eyewitness of life in this town. An old merchant-town and a town of industrious craftsmen. All long gone, what rests are students and 'burghers'.

Canals are for iceskating

Canals are for iceskating

In this town there are traditions, ways of doing things. But there are also a lot of people that do not obey these old forms. The town prides itself on the fact that once it took in a lot of refugees. That was a long time ago. Still it is better to live in a town that has a name to uphold than in a town that doesn't care about newcomers.

Walking by

Walking by

It is fun to look for pictures that fill my need for a feeling of belonging. The photo's help a lot. I wonder what anyone would think of these pictures, anyone that doesn't know my hometown.

Sun in wintertime

Sun in wintertime

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Alexis Plunder 4 months ago

Reminds me the time I was living in Utrecht... 
Nice pictures :)

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Sabine Phb Replied to Alexis Plunder 4 months ago

Thanks, I like Utrecht too, it’s a bit bigger than my Hometown :)

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Wayne Rogge 5 months, 1 week ago

Wonderful moments.  The photos remind me of Amsterdam.  We spent 10 days staying in Utrecht and taking the train to Amsterdam.  We spent 3 weeks in Paris and drove to Utrecht.  A photographer friend recommended staying in Utrecht rather than Amsterdam.  His suggestion was so valuable to us.  Thank you for looking at my photos.  For a more complete view of my work, my Instagram name is.....havebike.  Regards.....Wayne

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Sabine Phb Replied to Wayne Rogge 4 months ago

Utrecht is beautiful and less touristic than Amsterdam, but Amsterdam has that great historical heart. Thank you for the compliments! I have no Instagram-account so I will follow you overhere :)

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Berckmans Peter 5 months, 1 week ago

Good streetscenes. I love B&W photogrsphy. And where might the hometown be?

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Sabine Phb Replied to Berckmans Peter 5 months, 1 week ago

It is in the town of Leiden, birthplace of Rembrandt van Rijn, maybe you’ve seen him somewhere ;)

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sabine Phb 5 months, 1 week ago

Leiden that is a while ago since I have been there. Rembrand is well known here in Antwerp.

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Sabine Phb Replied to Berckmans Peter 5 months, 1 week ago

I’ve been to Antwerpen a few times, a wonderful city!

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James Featherby 5 months, 1 week ago

Love old street scenes, and I think the black and white makes them even more nostalgic.  Good job. Looking forward to more.

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Sabine Phb Replied to James Featherby 5 months, 1 week ago

Thank you James for your comment, I will do my best. Hope to more from you too.

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Benny Law 5 months, 1 week ago

Like Camellia, I usually prefer colour photos, but this is a very nice monochrome set of images. Well done.

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Sabine Phb Replied to Benny Law 5 months, 1 week ago

Thank you for your comment. I thought that for this post b&w suited the story, but I do color too :)

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Camellia Staab 5 months, 1 week ago

I am a color person and most of my photos are in color but occasionally a black and white photo grabs my attention. In the case of your post, all of your photos grabbed my attention, but the one that truly stood out was #5....the hustle bustle of movement, people walking as if they are in a rush and then there is this lady....standing so very still, eyes closed, almost robot like. Excellent capture!

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Sabine Phb Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months, 1 week ago

Thank you for you nice comment, I liked that one too. My hometown shots are not all black and white, but for this post I took some that fit the story.

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Olga Helys 5 months, 1 week ago

Great street photos here!
GREAT JOB

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Sabine Phb Replied to Olga Helys 5 months, 1 week ago

Merci Olga!

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Olga Helys Replied to Sabine Phb 5 months, 1 week ago

je vous en prie Sabine!

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