Until 30 Nov 2006. Large-scale aerial photographs by world-famous French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand are on show outside the Amsterdam Stopera. The Earth from Above is a UNESCO-sponsored project begun by Arthus-Bertrand in 1995 as a visual inventory of our planet. The collection comprises 100,000 images of 76 countries taken from a helicopter during over 3,000 flying hours. Of these 110 photographs are on display in Amsterdam, including images of the devastation wrought in South East Asia by the tsunami of Dec 2004 and in New Orleans by hurricane Katrina in Aug 2005. The 60-year-old photographer holds the most prestigious award in France, The Legion dHonneur, for his work. Admission free. Information tent in front of the Stopera daily 10.00-20.00.
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The Earth From Above.
The Stopera is in the city centre between the Waterlooplein and the Szqnenburgwal By tram lines 4, 9, 20a & 51. By subway to Waterlooplein.