Orange Fever

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A few times a year, depending on how our national football team is doing, Holland gets struck by the self-inflicted Orange Fever. Then people dress up in funny clothes or put on curious accessories, all orange coloured. Originally this colour refers to the House of Orange to which our royal family belongs. Now people grab every occasion to wear weird items and step out on the street to celebrate whatever comes along.

Last Wednesday our King had his birthday which is a national holiday. In every city all kinds of events take place and people of all ages join the fun. And wear orange: crowns, hats, scarfs, braces, spectacles and what not.

For me it was a perfect day for my second intent of street photography. Here are some photos to give you an idea how the inhabitants of Dordrecht looked like on a windy and rainy public holiday.

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