The images above were captured on a visit to Amsterdam in September of 2009 by Sparky founder Greville E
The Romance of Cities – A is for Amsterdam
The timelapse film about Amsterdam is a personal project by Albert Dros. ‘This film consists of footage shot during a 2 year period (mostly before COVID), has all different seasons transitioning into each other and even has a lunar eclipse above the city skyline.
“With this timelapse film, I wanted to create something unique. I wanted to create a visual experience with beauty, flow and emotion. I want locals to be proud of their city when they watch this film, and visitors wanting to visit (even more). I put all of this in a film packed with little details, and there’s a big ‘fun facts’ list on a dedicated page I created in the link below.”
Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful (and relatively smaller) cities in the world. Our city is not ‘spectacular’ in 21st-century terms’ as it does not have impressive skyscrapers and hyper-modern buildings. But it does have that special atmosphere with beautiful old buildings, romantic canals and everything that comes with the traditional ‘ways’ of earlier times.
“I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it.” – Albert D
For more info, gear, image galleries and fun facts, please check the whole project at www.timelapseamsterdam.com Sounddesign by Alex Clement www.alexclement.at
Sparky aims to put together an alphabetical series of picture posts celebrating cities, depicting in video, pictures and words with just some of the best aspects, traditions and special attractions of these cities. Enjoy and share at will.