How do I describe Amsterdam in one word or phrase? I can’t . It's a phantasmagoria of things and places.
The red light district, the centrum , or the older inner city, the wooden shoes and tulips. The canals. The food.
I had been to Amsterdam and Holland before. I had stayed there 43 years ago as an art student on summer vacation
(see my Blog “The Story Behind the Photo”
Now, I was older and more aware of the history of Holland and Amsterdam . And Amsterdam was much more than
those cute houses :
I was lucky enough to see SAIL Amsterdam 2015 when I was there and to see the Tall Ships:
But Amsterdam is not just big surprises and cute abodes, it's also the everyday transformed into the extraordinary like a dog being walked where strangers meet and talk:
It's about the visual absurdity of Juxtaposition:
It's about the wonderful food:
And the flowers. Oh, the flowers:
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