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Amsterdam urban nomads.

No it's not an american-football club, it's homeless people and refugees living in the Amsterdam bushes. This is how they manage:

Site 1.

In the middle of this picture is a tall office building, right below that, somebody lived in the bushes.

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Behind this large bush on the right is this persons home. You can see it from the railway that passes on the left.

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This is what is left of the abandoned shelter.

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There are clothes, a roof, a video-tape, sleeping stuff and remains of food and drinks left.

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It has been derelict for 2 years now.

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Site 2.

Behind this car workshop or rental place is a big site with several huts.

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You walk along this fence.

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You cross these planks. The ground is quite muddy.

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And you arrive here.

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Nobody was there, because I visited after a night of frost.

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There are 4 huts and 2 indistinct structures like this.

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There are lots of clothes, bikes, a very basic tree-platform and some places even have gas-bottles.

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From the stuff that is around it is clear that there are also a number of children living here.

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Locations of both sites.

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I know about these places because you can see them when you pass in the train from Schiphol.

Ari Saarto

After I made the pictures on site 2, I took the train to Haarlem where I came across pictures by the Finnish photographer on the same subject. In museum 'de Hallen'.

Tokyo

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Tokyo

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Finland

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Libarynth > Libarynth Web > TheunKarelse > TsunamiPants > MartinBrolin > SurvivalEngineering > CityNomads r3 - 02 Feb 2007 - 20:14


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