Posts Tagged “Christmas”

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 […]

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 […]

Kerstboomboot – Christmas Tree Boat

These young entrepreneurs have a an online business that sells Christmas (Kerst or Kerstmis) trees (boom or bomen (plural)) and they deliver it to you by boat (boot), while sipping mulled wine (gl├╝hwein) or some other warming beverage while Christmas music is playing over their massive music system (note huge speaker and generator) But it’s […]