Sunday, October 22, 2017

the chapel

Late-afternoon shadows fall across the
Agnietenkapel, at the University
of Amsterdam.  We came back to this
neighborhood after dark, to check
out the famous red light district, right
around the corner: an extreme example of the
difference between night and day!

[Linking back to Sunday Shadows
and inSPIREd Sunday.]

Saturday, October 21, 2017


I showed you a detail of this church
last Sunday, but there's something to see
everywhere you look, inside and out.

[To see more b/w images, visit
Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, October 20, 2017

Weekend Reflections

Reflected in a window along the
Egelantiers Canal, in Amsterdam, the
steeple of the Westerkirk.  I can't
swear that the bells ring every 15 minutes
24/7, but I'm pretty sure that's
what woke me up at 3 AM.  Didn't really
mind; I love the church bells.

[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]

Thursday, October 19, 2017

keep it clean

I posted an image of a shop window the other day
and if you had to guess where it was, your 

first guess probably wouldn't be "the Netherlands."
This Amsterdam sign is for 
local dog walkers,
however.  Pretty easy to tell what it says, even if
you don't speak a word of Dutch.

[Linking back to signs, signs.]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ABC Wednesday—O is for "opera house"

This is still one of the most beautiful buildings
in Paris, especially when it's all lit up
at night.  Since the (not at all attractive, imho)
Opéra Bastille was opened in 1989, the
19th-century Palais Garnier
 now hosts mostly
ballet performances

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

beep beep

Parking is an issue in the Jordaan neighborhood,
in Amsterdam—unless, of course, 
you happen to be driving one of these cute
cars, which fits on the sidewalk and
is barely bigger than a bike.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday mural

I love this large mural, which I found in Paris—
don't remember exactly where it is,
but somewhere in the 3rd Arrondissement.
Also don't know what it means, but
I could come up with a couple of scenarios.
What do you think?

[Linking back to Monday Mural
at Oakland Daily Photo.]