I was in Amsterdam for the day job earlier this week and, because I had very little time to myself, I challenged my husband (who was along for the ride!) to capture the spirit of Amsterdam in fifty photographs, so that I might be able to feel as if I’d been sightseeing. I so enjoyed what he produced that I’ve decided to have a picture post with all fifty, so that you also may visit A’dam. As a beekeeper, he was delighted to find an apiary in a most original location; perhaps you can spot the hives, too.
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14 thoughts on “Hello, I’m A’dam…”
*sighs* I love Amsterdam!!
And so do we! 🙂 Thank you for spreading this. 🙂
I told him. He now has a preening problem. 😦
He’s captured the bustle and spirit of the city perfectly, Christina! Well done! Great photos! Many of these are very familiar sights to me on the two routes I follow: the first to the ABC bookshop and the second to the university. That number 2 tram is very well-known to me. I love the cat photos – street cats live their own lives – and I like the man on the bench very much too.
Thank you, Valerie. I’ve passed on your comment. He says he had fun doing it, finding things that an ordinary stroll around wouldn’t have revealed. Purpose is everything!
PS Clever of him to spot a barge called Christina 🙂
This is the Amsterdam I have lived in since 1965…there is one picture of a bronze statue of a girl I have never seen before…what is the location…it reminds me of the work if a certain sculptor…did you get the name?
Hello, Hilda. My husband tells me this is the work of Peter Erftemeijer and is one of ‘Drie figuren op straat’, in bronze, along the length of Van Limburg Stirumstraat, Westerpark; the canal bridge in one of the photographs is just there, close to the first figure. I hope that this is helpful to you. He is very pleased that you recognise the Amsterdam that he has portrayed, especially since he is a very subjective tourist.
delightful photos – your husband saw more than I with my husband during our three days in Amsterdam
Thank you, Margaret! I think he was on his mettle to come up with the goods! And he did say he’d enjoyed himself! (Win-win!)
Lovely photographs. The A’dam that nobody knows anybody from, no doubt.
Thank you, Francis! 🙂