Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sights and sounds on my way to work

Most days of the week I head to Rotterdam for work, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays I work at our Amsterdam office, located on the Westerdok. Although it's still bitter cold out, I always look forward to my 17 minute bike ride. This is roughly the ride I take (right).

This morning was unusually sunny, so I decided to strap my camera around my neck and take pictures of the everyday life I see on the streets. I didn't look through the viewfinder (safety first!), I just clicked away.




Starting on my street, with trusty Rosa and my pack, some of the things I saw included: trams, people, caf├ęs, coffee shops (like the Amsterdam kind), bikes, people on bikes, really hip people on bikes, road work (men shuffling around bricks), road blocks on the canal streets, a postman on a bike, a postboat, strange pipe installations, small Smart cars (the shared system), more trams, old men on ladders talking to eachother, ladies in fur coats, window washers, trash day on the classy 9 Streets, cars barreling under the train tracks with me, walking up the bike/ped bridge on the Westerdok, the crazy architecture of the Westerdok, and more people on bikes. Phew! Always an exciting adventure!

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8 comments:

  1. I just came across your website for the first time this afternoon and wanted to say some of your photos are amazing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Angela! Always lovely to see a new reader! ♡

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  2. Superb photos! What an especially "SMART" idea!

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  3. I feel like I am back ! I love this idea.

    xo
    katherine

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  4. Love the red canvas backpack!

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  5. Great photos. It's funny to recognize a few things from my own daily cycle :)

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  6. So nice! I work in that area too, and I love to have my lunch on Westerdok!

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  7. Great pics Love the dutch bike with the pink basket and the beautiful old buildings and cafe's

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