Archive for December, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Got a new gizmo from my brother Carlos and had to get out and try it, so half of today’s pictures were made with an 85mm Zeiss 1.4 portait lens on my battered little Sony NEX 5 with a new phase detection AF (LA-EA2) adapter. I’m geeking out. Merry Christmas. **click on the pics to […]

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Christmas circus is at Carré now and next to my house there are lion cages. The roaring of the lions keeps me  up all night. Talking to the postman who was having his lunch on the bench, watching the birds and the Magere brug Christmas Circus poster on the front of Carré I bought […]

Sunday, December 18, 2011

An evening of walking around, looking at the preparations for Christmas. Casual cat, stone cold chillin’ Not sure how many people can fit in the back. Shuttle bus for Hans Brinker Hostel Skating at the Leidseplein Little winter market on Leidseplein Randstad building at the Leidseplein. Randstad is an area consisting of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The […]

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I went to the Kinkerbuurt on Thursday night, and saw definite signs of Christmas. Not everyone in the Netherlands only celebrates Sinterklaas. Lots of people may celebrate Christmas also, but regardless, Amsterdam is a very international city and caters to the interests of people from many, many countries. Lots of streets and areas have their […]

Amsterdam history and architecture

Another reason that I love Amsterdam so much is the history. Everywhere you look, you can find interesting architecture and signs of this city’s history. One street over from me, on the street that crosses the Magere brug is an atelier of a sailmaker (for boats) and he has just started refurbishing the door to […]