Friday, November 13, 2009

Amsterdam, october 2062.

Sometimes, I have these futuristic images of myself. But where do I really end up? Amsterdam? Seattle?
Perhaps I don't even make it to 2062. You know, last week I was thinking about the following: every living person on this planet will be gone within a 100 years. We will be replaced by our next generation. But what if we are the last generation? The whole planet will be deserted...

It 'll be like the movie I am Legend.

May I ask where you are located right now? And do you stay there for the rest of your life...?


An image from the future of me and my wife in 2062.

Taken with the Olympus Pen EE in Ceintuurbaan, de Pijp (October 2009)

32 comments:

Rita said...

Wow, awesome photo! Well, you know my life is between NJ/NY... But I know I'll never stop moving around, it's just what I like and the way it's always been...

Sara said...

great photo! and i think that you and your wife have a baby, because the woman seems to have a baby stroller in front or her, right?

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

I have no idea where I will end up, but I will be living everywhere because that is what I love to do.

As for your question: check my blog. :)

blu|gallery said...

Nice future in 2062, and interesting reflexions :) I don't where but I would like to change my location (Bydgoszcz right now). PS. I decribed places where I taken my pics.

diane said...

Wow JD, such dark thoughts and gloomy wonderings.
In 2062 I will be 104. I never really thought about where to spend the rest of my life, I like it where I am now in the mountains. I just hope that wherever I've been hasn't left a negative impact on the planet.
I know of your 100 year theory, it's the true meaning of impermanence. The buddists talk about it. Maybe you should travel to Tibet. xo

Suusje Q. said...

Ik woon in Amsterdam, maar wil sowieso niet mijn hele leven hier blijven. Ik zou graag een tijdje in New York en/of Parijs willen wonen. En als ik groot ben misschien wel aan het strand :)

Ik vind trouwens die Jimmy Choo voor H&M collectie niet super. Superduur, dat wel; voor H&M-spullen. En sommige dingen vind ik ronduit ordinair, zoals de meeste tassen en schoenen.

Suusje

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love that picture. I like that it's a lil blurred like it's time going past.

I live in New York state, U.S.A. I live about 20 minutes outside of New York City. I plan on staying in this area probably for a very long time. It's home. Every time I leave I love coming back. I might leave a lil bit of time here & there but I think I'll keep coming back to this area.

I hope we're not the last generation because there is too much left to see, to explore, to enjoy for generations to come.

Evelyn said...

Very great photo in your most-like neighbourhood, de Pijp. I think you really wanna stay in this place in 2062...ha- you will be having a house or nice appartment over there.

HK is my home, in 2062, I will be still there...before 2062, i still wanna have chance to live in another country:)

josh said...

I seems as if well both be hitting crossroads in our lives soon. Wheee we end up, I'm not completely sure. but when we get there it will be cool to look back to such a seemingly uncertain time in our lives with clarity and peace. I was reading your post on Seattle and smiled. I've always felt as if that city was calling. But maybe after japan. Ps I love Tokyo, but I figure I could go there on weekends, when in my life will I get an authentically rural Japanese experience?

daisychain said...

Wow, what a picture!

I'm in Bristol, in the UK. I'd love to move away, but my heart will always belong to the little village where I grew up and live now.

Dominica said...

Wow ! Special thoughts...
well, I live in the South (area) of Antwerp...will not live here forever, maybe not, but it will always be a place to come home too ...
It feels like a comfort blanket to me.
I'd like to have and work on some challenges and wanna see loads of places around the world. Lately I have this feeling that I need to do it NOW cause it's gonna be all over pretty soon (told you before that lots of things happened, young people died in my community and that sharpens the feeling even more)

daniqueconijn said...

I think I will be in Paris... with my hubby('s) and... be a psych with my own clinic somewhere around Rue St. Honoré.

Kat said...

that's good to know ;)

the future pic is breathtaking!

Joey said...

amsterdam now... rest of the world later ;)

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Gaia said...

Een hele mooie foto! ook een mooi beeld om te hebben van je toekomst trouwens!

Mijn toekomst: studie fotografie cum loude slagen hihi, daarna naar school voor schone kunsten in antwerpen, of misschien wel naar Barcelona.. Dat weet ik nog niet precies.

En waar ik eindig? In ieder geval niet in nederland!

miriam said...

you look a bit bold, D ; )

not sure in which city i'll end up. right now, i'm craving for Berlin or Paris...

Yamila said...

Wow! Amazing post.

Argentina Now, but 2062? Well, i have not idea. My hope: Europa!!


& i loved the photo.
Have a great week.

MODE BAKELSEN said...

...or like the movie 2012! I like this post, really got me thinking:) nice checking your blog again, its lovely

-johanna/benoticed/the age of consumption haha

perezvila™ said...

sometimes, when i'm in the street, i look at ppl. ... and wonder... what kind of an old lady will i be?
will i be one of those ladys who walk around a lot... have fun... or will i be tired all the time?
something about becoming old... makes me really ... nervous or something...

but is nice... i like to see time passing...
is something i enjoy about not being SO young anymore... i can just watch... and think twice before take action...
(well, not always... specially if i fall in love.. in that time all my youthness take control of me...)

lovely picture.
have a nice time.

Your Momma said...

looove the color scheme of the photo!!

I am in London as you already know.... but living there permanently is something I haven't considered yet! haha it's lovely though :)

Em

Dream Chymecindy said...

In Philippines right now. Would love to be in Australia in the near future or so in 2062. Australia is always been my dream place.

ffocuss said...

I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area and will stay. But I do a lot of roaming.

whitepaige said...

im in philippines right now,yes i want to live here for the rest of my life..lol

sunshine said...

wow, your reflexions are really intersting! Right now i am located in Norway. I don't think I will stay here all my life, but I will probably end up here again when older... I really love my country, but I also love to experience the world. :)

liana said...

well i'd love to end up in melbourne australia wise, but if i were to go abroad...italy for me.

cute photo.

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Tatjana said...

Veryyyy nice.

Raji said...

Beautiful photo.
Thats such a sad thought :|
With global warming/war/the state of the world we live in it's highly unlikely any of us will make it to 2030, apparently.
I'm in London, England atm.
I don't see myself here forever, which makes me think I should appreciate it more for the beautiful city that it is

MODE BAKELSEN said...

haha yepppp thats me! i really have a problem with staying at one place for a long time haha, but the blog I have now i'll try to have as long as i can:) by the way you are so fucking lucky you saw passion pit! acouple of my friends in amsterdam went, they said it was amazing and i so know what you mean about last.fm sooooo anoying that you have to pay! xx

Romeika said...

Love the blurry!

re: I was in Florence for a few hours.. So hard to give a fair picture of the people and the city. There were so many tourists, I guess far more tourists than people who live there actually. It was hard to walk around! ^.^

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