Netherlands, Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week – Amsterdam

5 Comments 06 August 2010

Gables in the Sky

To celebrate the announcement this week that Amsterdam’s Canal District was added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list – I bring you Amsterdam.

The homes along the ring canals of Amsterdam are infamous.  The 17th century residences of wealthy merchants, financiers, craftsmen, doctors, lawyers, politicians and artists are characterized by big narrow windows, and decorative gable tops.  My sunny days were few and far between in Amsterdam, however when the sun did come out and the skies cleared to show how briliant blue they could be, I ran outside with my camera!

If you’d like to see more travel photos this Friday – hop on over to Briefcase to Backpack’s Photo Friday where I demonstrate how to use rain and clouds to your advantage in photography!

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5 Comments so far

  1. Mark H says:

    I love your Dutch phot series. The gables on the narrow Amsterdam buildings are so expressive and you’ve had such great weather. Your eye seeks out the most wonderful angles and views of this expressive city and country.

  2. Anil says:

    I love how such a big city has managed to maintain a small town look and feel.

  3. I love that picture! I hear Amsterdam is a nice place to visit; perhaps I’ll make it there one day.

    I’ll be taking my first trip abroad in November (going to France for a week, by myself) and am very excited. I would actually love to do more traveling, make some changes in my life and, to top it all off, am in the middle of a pre-midlife crisis, so finding this blog is very timely. :)

    I look forward to reading about your past, current and future travels!

    • admin says:

      Welcome Jodi!
      Sounds like we have a few things in common – I never traveled abroad until I was older too! I am so excited for you going on your first trip solo too…this has the makings of a wonderful, eye opening trip. Please do keep in touch and let me know how it goes – I will be rooting for you all the way! Let me know if you have any questions!

  4. Donna Hull says:

    Thanks for the beautiful reminder of Amsterdam. You’ve made me want to return. Great photo.

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