night has fallen, etc…
Posted in amsterdam, pia's photos, yellow October 2nd, 2009 by pia


…and it’s only a little after six. I am enjoying the cooler weather but I’m also a bit anxious about it, knowing well what winter means here – dark days, cold cold air and rain rain rain. with a little more rain. on the rain.

But! It’s not winter yet so I shall not fret.

Today was another rather eventful day, and in between my work I…

1. had a conversation with a lovely lady in her 70’s, who has lived in the same apartment in Amsterdam for over 65 years. I couldn’t help ask her a million questions, and she obliged and told me how people dressed 50 years ago, so elegantly, and that the street below her apartment was one of the most fashionable, now, not so much. We shook our heads.

2. was riding behind a woman who got her front wheel caught in a myriad of tram tracks and went head first into the tarmac. I stopped and tried to help her up, she was in shock but not badly hurt. People, please please please don’t get your wheels caught in the tram tracks, it’s terribly dangerous.

3. caught a few minutes of Bargain Hunt while I was eating my lunch – one of the best episodes! Tim Wannacott is classic, what would he be like as a dad, or grandfather? hilarious, or terribly embarrassing? I wonder how I would do on that show, the auctions look like lots of fun.

4. uploaded my guest’s next post! But she did all the work as you can see, and all the traveling – check out where she has taken us this week (thank you zoë!).

5. took loads of photos. but those, i cannot show you yet.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s post. Do you feel like I’m holding back? I am, a little. Because I have so much going on, and so much I want to tell you but want to be able to have longer moments to tell you whats going on, rather than rush rush rushing posts. I don’t like to rush.

Bon weekend!


PS I’ve been thinking that it’s time that I have an assistant, but I just don’t know. Thoughts?

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  1. milan says

    If you need an assistant, I’d quite seriously love to help you. Even all the way from California =).

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  2. knofje says

    Love your photo’s..

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  3. Tacklebox says

    incredible image. getting cooler here in nyc as well. come visit!

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  4. nadia says

    yes you should and she should be named nadia and speak many languages:)and makes the best mochas…

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  5. nath says

    oh, an assistant. how fancy. sounds like a fun job. long distance any good to you?

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  6. Barb McMahon says

    Oh, please put me in the running if you decide on a virtual assistant. I don’t speak many languages (though I can say hello in Swahili)… and I don’t make mochas (tea, yes)… but… um… I’m Canadian?

    And I work really, really hard.

    Have a great weekend, Pia!

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  7. oly says

    thank you for all the lovely posts, and happy chinese moon festival ( as well as the mid-autumn’s day ) today !


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  8. Jeska says

    I think you will have to open up x-factor style auditions as I suspect all your readers including I would love to help you even if it was just for one day, I would be there in a heart beat.

    what a great opportunity.

    have a beautiful weekend.

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  9. byPetra says

    Hi Pia, Have you thought of hiring a stagaire? In Amsterdam you have the Artemis Styling Acadamie, maybe they have students who could work as your assistent to get their work experience?

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  10. pia says

    byPetra – I should look into this, thank you for reminding me! This is a great idea.

    Jeska – thank you! I’d love your help, you have such a great eye.

    oly – thank you, happy chinese moon festival to you!

    Barb – seriously? that’s awesome, thank you! At this stage I need physical assistance, but I’ll keep you in mind for virtual when i need it, thank you so much! It would be great to work with you.

    nath – thank you, but at this stage i need very short distance help, so short that a simple phone call would have you here in less than 30 minutes.

    nadia – oh how I wish we were closer in distance!

    Tacklebox – I hear ya! hopefully one day, but I’m not sure I can do it this fall, I’ll let you know.

    knofje – thank you very much.

    milan – thanks! but I definitely need hands on help.

    Thanks guys. My job is actually very physical, so it would be lots of running around, getting props, assisting my shoots, carrying bags, but also office work like answering emails and helping me at home.


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  11. zoe says

    NOW you decide you need an assistant?! Talk about timing! Oh how I wish ;o)

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  12. Love Life says

    Bonjour Pia! My name is Maria and I am a really fan of your blog. Excellent work in every way! I wish I could be your assistant since I am studying painting and photography! I would love to send you some pictures someday!
    Greedings from Cyprus

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  13. Emilie says

    Oh Pia! How I wish I lived in Amsterdam!

    Good luck on your hunt – I think the right assistant could help make your career even more fabulous, creative and fulfilling.

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  14. Laura [what I Like] says

    Oh my lord yes, get an assistant! A good one will make your life a thousand times easier…

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  15. juste says

    I wish i were in Amsterdam, to help for so talented girl would be amazing!!

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  16. vintage simple says

    I guess I might just as well add my name to the list…even though it’s a completely impossible dream. I wish I lived in Amsterdam so that I could be your assistant and learn from you…. It would be an absolute dream on many, many levels. Sigh…!

    Good luck with your search,

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  17. Maartje says

    Hihi, I live in Amsterdam….

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  18. Diana says

    byPetra’s idea was also what I thought of – good luck with your search. Having someone around to help you out will free up so much time and (creative) energy for you!

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  19. Iels says

    I live in Utrecht & I’m availble for 2 days a week (to start with?!). Would be wonderful to be your assistant Pia!

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  20. lizzy says

    i have no insight to add on this topic, just an impulsive, almost-embarrassed declaration, “what a delight it would be to be your assistant.” 🙂

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  21. Paris Parfait says

    Wow, Pia, that photo is reminiscent of Sally Mann’s “Deep South.” Busy is something I understand; it’s been nonstop activity since late August and am about to depart for another two weeks away. So much to post; so little time! I have some info to send you that I came across in London. Off to visit your guest now. xo

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  22. Maia says

    That’s a gorgeous shot. I do always brace a little against the short days and long months of winter…but fall is such a time of delights and magic in the air.

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  23. brandeye says

    i’ve been looking for a job in amserdam so that i have a reason to move there 😉

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  24. missmilki says

    I love the photo…autumn is definitely here. its getting chilly now! 🙂

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  25. sugar says

    Hi Pia,

    Hope you got my proposal and my little book.

    Would love to hear from you.

    As you know, I’d LOVE to assist you.

    Amsterdam is just a train ride away.

    Could be there tomorrow.



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