Amsterdam SnapShots

Amsterdam.Moments.36-9800

Amsterdam.Moments.37-9801

The bridges constantly open & close to allow canal traffic to pass
The bridges constantly open & close to allow canal traffic to pass
Pickpockets like shopping too!
Pickpockets like shopping too!
A neighborhood tavern
A neighborhood tavern
House plaques and ...
House plaques and …
detailed masonary work everywhere
detailed masonry work everywhere
One of many cheese shops
One of many cheese shops
The West Indisch Huis - our hosts got married there
The West-Indisch Huis – our hosts got married there
We could use that public drinking prohibition in Saintes!
We could use that public drinking prohibition in Saintes!
Pretty - Prettier - The Prettiest
Pretty – Prettier – The Prettiest
The unique Party-Bike-Limousine, only in Amsterdam!!
The unique Party-Bike-Limousine, only in Amsterdam!!
Houseboats, permanent residences, line the grachten
Houseboats, permanent residences, line the grachten
An alchemist's secrete laboratory ... actually a perfume destillery
An alchemist’s secret laboratory … actually a perfume distillery
and then there are the pancake restaurants ...
and then there are the pancake restaurants – by the looks of the passers-by, he seems to exit a veritable den of iniquity!
Oh so ERTE, n'est-ce pas?
Oh, so very ERTE, n’est-ce pas?
Braving the chill while patiently waiting for the bride
Braving the chill while patiently waiting for the bride
Love the red shutters!
Love the red shutters!
And the grey ones! This front is part of the unique Pulizer Hotel at Prinsengracht
And the gray ones!
This front is part of the unique Pulitzer Hotel at Prinsengracht
Busy street corner
Busy street corner
All is quiet just a half block off the busy gracht
All is quiet just a half block off the busy gracht
A quaint hair dresser's shop - notice the shape of the doormat
A quaint hair dresser’s shop – notice the shape of the doormat
One of the many restored 16th and 17th century houses in the Jordaan neighborhood of central Amsterdam. Formerly workshops & trade buildings, this one was a bakery, as indicated by the plaque, now very posh and expensive privat homes.
One of the many restored 16th and 17th-century houses in the Jordaan neighborhood of central Amsterdam. Formerly workshops & trade buildings -this one was a bakery, as indicated by the plaque- now very posh and expensive private homes.
A little kitsch now and then warms them heart cockles
A little kitsch now and then warms them heart cockles
ditto
ditto
Quote by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Quote by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
The view across the grachten is always beautiful
The view across the grachten is always beautiful
And one more. This is Barry's favorite line-up.
And one more. This is Barry’s favorite, the one with the elegantly curved roofline, peaking out above the Lindengracht Market stalls.
Lunch at the Paso-Doble, two-stepping it through the tapas menue :-)
Lunch at the Paso-Doble, stumbling across this tiny gem and two-stepping it adroitly through the tapas menu 😉
... embrasing Spring!
… embracing Spring!
as is he!
as is he!
Gableends
Gable ends
A house plaque close to our house ...
A house plaque close to our house …
which is in this pretty street (picture taken from 1st floor balcony. Did you see the heron?)
which is in this pretty street (picture taken from the 1st-floor balcony. Did you see the heron?)
:-D (It's actually a film- & design agency)
😀
(It’s actually a film- & design agency)

saying bye for now with the Lindengracht Market calliope

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