Last weekend Dordrecht was filled with steam because of the big biannual event ‘Dordt in Stoom‘.
For three days steamers sail up and down the rivers hooting when they meet another steamer, while the quays are black (literally as well as metaphorically speaking) with model steam trains, steamrollers, steam organs, all kinds of steam engines like fire extinguishers and clog-making machines, in short everything that is propelled by steam power.
To add to the fun many volunteers are dressed up like nineteenth century workers or city folk. Children can pose on a velocipede accompanied by make-believe parents in a period costume while their real parents take pictures.
The ‘family’ on the photo was in charge of this attraction together with some colleagues. Obviously they took turns and these three were now having a break. To me it seemed like a scene of a historical movie, so I just had to click.
For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. For more great b&w photos go and see her page (with more steam!).