Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Snowflake Filled Jordaan:

Most often I do not take pictures of Amsterdam from waist down. I always shoot upward. What can I say; I have lofty goals. Mainly, however, this is  because the gables of houses from centuries past are so beautiful. Each unique. Each stunning. But lately I've been seeing the city in a whole new way. And I notice a change in my photography too. Amsterdam is showing me another side of herself, yet again. And in my pictures, I'm starting to see the life, in the city around me.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

December in the Netherlands:

I've been to Maastricht too many times in the past week, and it's super decorated for Christmas. Amsterdam could take some pointers from the south in terms of decorations. But back in Amsterdam my Christmas spirit, is in full swing. I put up our tree a few weeks ago and it's looking fabulous. (Have to love theses archaic pagan-esque seasonal rituals). Lastly, I have been freezing my ass off, because the Netherlands has been a frozen tundra of snow and ice for the past week. I love it. And right now I'm off to spend the weekend in Deventer, in the province of Overijssel. For a weekend of snow and many many people strolling through the streets dressed up as if they were pulled straight from the pages of Charles Dickens Victorian era novel.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Singel:

This view of the Singel is one of my favorites; the bridge that spans this portion of the canal is situated at the confluence of Spui and Koningsplein, which then leads to the Leidsestraat, and then to Leidseplein, and then along toward Museumplein. It's easy to see, and experience, once equipped with the knowledge of where, exactly, in Amsterdam to go; that everything's connected within this city of onion-like layers.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010