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Balloon

The statue of Laurens Janszoon Coster, alleged founder of the bookprinting technique. Although this fact is not widely known and most people believe Gutenberg thought about printing texts first (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurens_Janszoon_Coster). Well, it doesn’t matter anymore, they’re both long gone, and since dot-matrix printers were invented (has that guy a statue somewhere?) everybody could print his or her own books. The statue is located in Haarlem where it overlooks the market square. At this specific day the square was filled with people and flower-cars (corso) and all the market-like stuff that comes with such an occasion. I wasn’t looking for images but rather let the images come to me, so when I looked up I saw Laurens against the blue sky with his feet in balloons. Not an every day sight and it made it look like Laurens was part of the party.

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