Friday, September 14, 2012

Autumn is Nearby:


A chill has descended upon Amsterdam during the past few days, as Western Europe begins its plunge into what I consider 'the eternal darkness of the European winter'. This aforementioned season is particularly gruesome during the months of January and February, in Amsterdam. Dreary skies are all the eye can see for weeks on end, blanketing the city in a seemingly never-ending state of gray. But coming with this change in seasons, and preluding winter, is autumn; a season that Amsterdam oppositely revels within. The leaves on the trees have begun their drop, and the city's parks are beginning to see less cyclists, loungers, and people watchers. Luckily I'm in love with autumn, and, as you may have guessed, I'm more than excited to usher in its copious, warm-hued, visual offerings.