Foggy Amsterdam in the Christmas season

Friday evening I went out for a walk as the fog began to form. The lights of the city, shops
and houses took on an eerie yellow halo.

I took pictures randomly as I slowly wandered towards the Spui to visit a friend at his
work (a bar) but stopped for dinner on the way. One of the great things about Amsterdam
is that there is no shortage of nice restaurants, bars and cafés. The food choices is mind-boggling,
so I went for something easy and not expensive.

But let me explain one thing, I am not out trying to create art with my photographs tonight.
I am not out to document the city or make a statement. Tonight I am merely sharing the
random sights of Amsterdam with anyone who stumbles across my little site. The city
has no limit to the amount of unusual sights and sounds. It changes every day. Each time
I leave the house I see something I have never seen before – without exception.

But also it gives me a chance to clear my head, to interact with my neighbors and random
tourists, to give assistance or directions and advice to people I run into. To re-orient the

I’m just another guy with a camera in a city full of people with cameras. This is what I saw…

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you for bringing back such powerfully beautiful memories for me. I haven’t been back to Amsterdam in several years but I left my heart there, truly, and I will never be the same until I am reunited with it once again. When you next wander the streets, if you hear the bells of the church chime. Take a moment and send a wish into the universe for me that somehow, some way, everything will be okay for my daughter and I. 🙂 x Sharing love from San Francisco.

    • Melisa, thanks for the comment. I will walk to the Staalstraat bridge, look up the Groenburgwal canal and watch the Zuiderkerk as the beiaard plays the carillon in the evening sun and make a wish for you and your daughter that everything will be ok. 🙂 x

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