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When I was a rich man

By kuipje  
"sung by Topol from the movie Fiddler on the roof 1971"
As the title said "When I was a rich man" this is what it's all about. Wealth with a big "W".
Again on my trip through the streets of Amsterdam. As I said before, a couple of days ago, in the 17th century we (Holland) had a Golden Age. ( like more countries in Europe). Discoveries of other countries, trade and more trade. With this more wealth. And the Rich did (do) the show that they are rich. Beautiful houses were build. One of the things you can see the "Wealth" of those (most traders) men is the stairs in front of the house. How higher, bigger the more richer people were (at least that would people think when they saw such stairs)
And down in the cellar (like in the tv serie Üpstairs, downstairs) the servants had their quarters. Nowadays it's used as a (seperate) house or storage.
Hope you have a sunny day filled with love.
I off to work, after that I'll go to a local "cheese festival" to make some picture.

Tags: The netherlands Amsterdam Landscape and travel Canon eos 5D Reeuwijk Kuipjedebats JC Kuipers

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Bantu 8 7 1 India
8 Sep 2016 12:59PM
Very interesting story,great captures Jos.

Vikram
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
8 Sep 2016 1:03PM
Those were the days, my friend...
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Sep 2016 1:28PM
I am rich beyond wealth for knowing all you lovely people on EPZ 😁
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
8 Sep 2016 1:39PM

Quote:I am rich beyond wealth for knowing all you lovely people on EPZ 😁

I so agree....
Interesting info Jos...great looking houses...enjoy the cheese festival
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
8 Sep 2016 2:04PM
Very interesting write up and some super images to show us. Go eat cheese and take pictures Jos.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
8 Sep 2016 2:53PM
Some lovely properties there, Jos Smile
sawsengee 15 6 40 Malaysia
8 Sep 2016 3:54PM
wonderful streetscape & building facades......the song was actually "If I were a rich man", the link is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl7BVr36bbs

from the same musical, I also love "Matchmaker":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59Hj7bp38f8
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2016 5:57PM
You'll have all our toes tapping to this title Jos.
Interesting narrative!
I love V1 with all those flower pots.
Kate Grin
8 Sep 2016 8:05PM
Beautiful photograph Jos, a very interesting write up top.
I love all the flower pots and the tune too

Patty ☺☺☺☺x
8 Sep 2016 10:53PM
Wonderful images of life as it is, Jos.

RichardSmile
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2016 10:15AM
Great write up and some interesting looking buildings here Jos. Hope you're good.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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