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Netherlands Bike Culture

August 19, 2010 19 Comments »

As soon as I stepped out of Amsterdam Centraal station from the airport, I saw what makes Amsterdam different from other cities I’ve visited…no, not the canals (Venice has canals!); it was the bikes. Seeing everyone flitting around on two wheels immediately struck me as a unique piece of culture. I’m not sure why, but […]

The Flower Clock

August 17, 2010 8 Comments »

Tick Tock, Tick Tock… The alarm went off at 5:15AM and I wondered why I was doing this to myself. It’s just flowers, I could sleep a little while longer – right? Yet my desire to see flowers ended up winning out over my desire to sleep; after all, this was the only time I’d […]

Photo of the Week – Amsterdam

August 6, 2010 5 Comments »

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 […]