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Venlo in Colour 13

This lane leads to one of the pubs I have often visited (the outdoor heater in red is visible). Venlo has a fair share of pubs, mostly packed on weekends. All of them feature rock n roll classics, in Dutch, English and Limburgish. And when the latter, practically the whole pub sings along. When a significant milestone was achieved at work, my project colleagues and I would invariably find ourselves in one of these pubs, knocking back a few beverages. 

I am curious how the tobacco shop on the right is faring, as I read a generally hardening stance towards smoking in the Netherlands. 

Venlo in Colour 13

This lane leads to one of the pubs I have often visited (the outdoor heater in red is visible). Venlo has a fair share of pubs, mostly packed on weekends. All of them feature rock n roll classics, in Dutch, English and Limburgish. And when the latter, practically the whole pub sings along. When a significant milestone was achieved at work, my project colleagues and I would invariably find ourselves in one of these pubs, knocking back a few beverages. 

I am curious how the tobacco shop on the right is faring, as I read a generally hardening stance towards smoking in the Netherlands. 

comments (13)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2019, 01:45
Lovely memories you share with us smile
Ayush Basu: It has been an adventure so far, CherryPie.
How great to have these photos of Venlo to remind you!
Ayush Basu: A reminder of an adventure, Elizabeth!
C'est très beau en couleurs.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you like it, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jan 2019, 06:36
In the UK tobacconists once were common, but no longer Ayush
Ayush Basu: This is about the only shop that I seem to recall solely selling tobacco products, Chris.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jan 2019, 06:59
Ayush, I can tell you had fun being there all by yourself. Great picture. One evening, it was below zero, I tried to get some night shots, totally forgetting that my camera "freezes up" at low temperatures..... so I went home with a cold camera and cold hands and 3 pictures.....
Ayush Basu: I did have fun! In fact I felt it to be a privilege to really be able to wander around and just take in the sights, shoot some photos. I completely understand your experience, Astrid - for me, I find my nose running.
I can picture you walking these deserted streets of Venlo, Ayush...even a bit more so than in the pubs knocking back a few beverages. Not that I don't believe you, of course. HA!
Ayush Basu: A bit of an adventure really, Ginnie, taking photos, wandering around and stopping for some refreshments when the cold got a bit too much! grin
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Jan 2019, 07:26
I think your colour pictures of Venlo are more "alive" somehow
Ayush Basu: To be honest, I am a bit surprised with these results myself, Lisl - normally in such conditions, I get images that have too dark shadows and overexposed, washed out regions along the lights. I could not assure that I can consistently take pictures as the one featured above.
I like this very much Ayush. Tobacconists are a rarity in the UK now and supermarkets are not allowed to display cigarettes
However, there are an increasing number of vaping shops
Ayush Basu: It is the same here and also back in Singapore, Bill. I would be worried if I was the proprietor of a store selling exclusively tobacco products!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jan 2019, 08:01
Lovely street shot. It should hold some memories for you.
Ayush Basu: Normally I struggle in these conditions - I get images that have too dark shadows and overexposed, washed out regions along the lights. I could not assure that I can consistently take pictures as the one featured above, Louis.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Jan 2019, 08:15
I like plain white Christmas lights Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your input. I like their effect on the streets, with or without people, Chad.
such pretty lights... i'm sad Christmas is over
Ayush Basu: I agree, Elaine. It appeared to be a ten day long break but it went by rather fast, now that I think about it.
It's rather a nice looking street with those lights. I'm assuming from your notes you have left Holland and are now back home.
Ayush Basu: I am still in the Netherlands but my time here is drawing to a close, Brian.
I like your anecdote as much as the picture.
Ayush Basu: I quite liked being an observer, almost an outsider looking in, Mary.

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