Feb 062014

This is the first picture I took on my most recent trip to Amsterdam. We arrived and our room wasn’t ready so we’d put our bags in storage. I went for a wander around the area to check it out, camera in hand, but had forgotten to take my tripod out of the bag I put in storage – a mistake I always seem to make. Still, there was a golden light at the end of the morning and I figured I should be able to get a few good pictures.

Bicycles near the old church in the red light district in Amsterdam

Jan 022014

In my house in Bermuda I have a giant print of one of my first photos, taken in Amsterdam about 7 years ago. It’s looking a little worn out and I keep thinking I’d like to replace it, but can’t decide on a photo. So, I decided I could replace it with an up to date picture of the same place. So, I found the spot. It wasn’t anywhere near where I thought it was but I stumbled upon it within an hour of arriving. Unfortunately, things have changed, there were loads of tables stacked up blocking my view.

I kept wandering and spotted this blue bike looking back towards the same canal junction that is up on my wall.

A blue bicycle lent against a fence on a bridge over a canal in Amsterdam

Sep 172013

On my first day in Amsterdam, immediately after an overnight flight from Bermuda, there was a beautiful wispy cloud draped blue sky. I was tired but decided I’d better get out and take advantage of it. It was a good decision, because it was grey and rainy for the rest of our trip!

Bicycle locked to a fence on a bridge over a canal in Amsterdam near a lamp post