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Wednesday, 7 May 2008

holland holiday 3

amsterdam city walk


amsterdam city, street market, photo by alison, canon 350d
lots of flowers and seeds, unfortunately these flowers aren't suitable for our climate.


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
clock tower in the city


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
this funny multicycle had these men riding and singing top of their lungs! no idea what was it all about, they just whiz by and were gone.


amsterdam city, canal, photo by alison, canon 350d
canals, this is what amsterdam is famous for, hundreds of canals in the city.


amsterdam city, canal, photo by alison, canon 350d
went for a canal cruise, just love the budding trees along the canals


amsterdam city, canal, photo by alison, canon 350d
on the foreground is a boat house, home to some city dwellers. these floating homes are not cheap either. some are decorated real nice.


amsterdam city, canal, photo by alison, canon 350d


amsterdam city, gassan diamond factry, photo by alison, canon 350d
had a tour in a diamond factory, gassan.


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
had a free and easy evening, and so we hit the streets, narrow streets and lots of bicycles, all sorts of innovative modified bicycles, the one you see on top with a box... oh, they put flowers, dogs, kids, anything! others are painted with cool colours.


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
cityscape, modern and old blend well in this city


amsterdam city, canal, photo by alison, canon 350d
youngsters cruising the canals


amsterdam city, red light district, photo by alison, canon 350d
red light district, umm... or rather part of what's there. prostitution is legal here. latest news has it that the government is trying to clean up the place.


amsterdam city, 'leaves' shop, photo by alison, canon 350d
and smoking cannabis and all those 'leaves' are legal here too, there are lotsa shops like these, and also the 'coffee shops' where you can have a taste of it.


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
this is like our 'beca' in malaysia, all sorts of cute designs and colours!


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
amsterdam = great architecture


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
there are not many cars on the street compare to KL, bicycles rule here!


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
yup... bicycles! there are more than a million bicycles in amsterdam city, you can see them parked everwhere!!


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
some of the great art incorporated onto buildings


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
it's a hotel, can't remember the name though, looks grand. erm... notice the bicycles parked along the street?


amsterdam city, photo by alison, canon 350d
just a beautiful scene. this was taken about 8:30pm, it was still bright. gene and i walked till the sun sets, not wasting the natural light to shoot whatever we can :) it only starts to get dark by 9:30pm, by the time we got back to the hotel, we were exhausted! a good walk around the city.

3 comments:

  1. Alison, these pictures are a wonderful tour of what your honeymoon was like. The flowers were so beautiful!

    My son went to Amsterdam over spring break when he was doing a semester in florence. I hope he behaved himself!

    Thanks for the tour!

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  2. Oh I remember an ex-boss of mine was busy surveying for the lowest price of Viagra in town before he went off for a business trip in Amsterdam 5 years back. Now I know why..

    Now Amsterdam is in my wishlist..for the nice scenes of course.

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  3. sandy: glad you like the tour of pictures :) your son in studying in florence? wow! how nice!

    hliza: oh? my goodness. things that people do. *shaking head*

    yes, definitely in my list too. i'd love to go again someday.

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