Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The End of the Road...Almost...

Amsterdam!  What a great place to attempt to get my land legs back!  I must say that I loved it.  It’s like nowhere else I have ever been in my life and I would go back in a heartbeat.

We spent two nights there.  We took a canal boat ride and went to the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House.  The rest of the time, we just kind of wandered around.

Amsterdam is a place with more bikes than cars…and maybe more bikes than people.  Certainly, there were more bikes there than I have ever seen.  I’m still a little flummoxed about how you would find your bike there once you park it.  We were told that Amsterdam officials fish 10,000 bikes out of the canals each year. I believe that.

We said good bye to our friends, Dona and Bob, in Amsterdam and they flew back to Philadelphia.  Greg and I got on the train and went on our way to Paris.  It left me feeling like seventeen days go by in a great big hurry.

Celebrity Constellation in Amsterdam Harbor.  A different point of view.

About to become one of the 10,000 bikes floating in the canal.

Competition for the two-wheelers.



texwisgirl said...

beautiful photos!!! lovely! liked the underbelly of the cruise ship1

magda said...

Wonderful photos Barbara!!!
Amsterdam is allways beautiful!!!
Many greetings

Kerri said...

Oh my Barbara .... these are stunning! That last shot is just breathtaking! WOW!