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-- 23 January, 2005 --

Amsterdam icons

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I took hundreds of digital photographs during our holiday to Europe and England. I suppose that because I don't have to pay to have every one of them printed then I just get carried away. I like being able to see what I have taken straight away so I can do it again if I make a mess of a particular shot.

We arrived in Amsterdam on 20 December. After we settled into our hotel, we went for a bit of a walk and straight away found the canal boat tours. We have used the open top buses in London before to get our bearings so it seemed a good idea to use the canal tour for the same purpose. It was SO cold but no snow. We saw the tall narrow houses of the city, the bridges over the canals and lots of bicyles. I can't imagine how they don't have lots more accidents with cars driving into the canals because the little fences along the banks are so short.

This photograph is the one that I have chosen to represent the Amsterdam part of our holiday. It contains all of the things that are to me the icons of the city - bicycles, canals, canal boats and the tall, narrow houses. I enjoyed our stay in the city which was made pleasant by the people who are friendly and welcoming.

Posted by robynls at January 23, 2005 9:49 AM


Wow, Robyn, nice pic! Glad you had no snow, we are buried, and I mean literally. Out of 3 doors in the house, only one was usable this morning, thanks to wind accompanying the snow, blowing it aside from that door. we have about two feet of new snow and it isn't stopping for another 10 hours yet! The dogs' yard needed a path shoveled all around it so they could do their business, and when they were walking in their path, all I could see, from one story up inside, were their ears poking up...and they are large collies!

Posted by: Bex at January 23, 2005 11:28 PM

Lovely photo Robin. I enjoy your photo-blog and have subscribed it to my Bloglines list so I can read and view regularly.

Posted by: Debby T at January 24, 2005 1:22 AM

Again, welcome back Robyn. Nice photo, gives a real feel for I suspect Amsterdam is really like. Hope you stayed off the hash cookies...lol.

Posted by: Detlef at January 24, 2005 8:01 PM

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