Waterlogue Wednesdays: Summer in the ‘Dam III

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I have this thing with bikes… and beautiful Dutch façades
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My beloved old view from across the canal. I could look at this for more hours, still.
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Simply Dutch

More Amsterdam for this Waterlogue Wednesday. Let’s all stay cool this week as the tropical temps arrive in the ‘Dam!

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Summer in the ‘Dam II

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One of my favorite views in Amsterdam
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Bridge reflections make some of the best pics in this city
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Rose galore in the ‘Dam

This Waterlogue Wednesday, we are continuing our tour through summer in this beautiful city. I tend to wander the grachtengordel (canal ring) the most, because I love the reflections and the views. But when I wander even a block off, sometimes I find the most extraordinary scenes like that rose arch. Just try for a moment to imagine the fragrance coming off that thing! This city really feeds my craving to explore every nook and cranny there is. 😍

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Summer in the ‘Dam

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My dream home – and it’s for sale!
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Those Amsterdam façades
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Perfectly posed Amsterdam scene
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Bike parking
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Boat day on the canals

More Amsterdam for this Waterlogue Wednesday. You’ve got a collection of some of my favorite recent photos from my wanderings through the city alone and with a friend, plus, a house for sale that I wouldn’t mind purchasing. Nope, not at all! How about all that beautiful red paint? And the overflowing red geranium flower boxes hanging on the beautiful gingerbread façade? Sigh. We’re fully into the best season in Amsterdam.

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Greenery in NL

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The cutest Amsterdam front scene
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Purple hydrangeas in summer
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Parked bikes and gorgeous greenery
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A favorite façade

An Amsterdam Waterlogue Wednesday for you today as I share some recent photos from a few days I recently spent in Amsterdam. In the midst of a couple of weeks of not-so-desirable weather, I caught a few beautiful days with great light and had a ball shooting as I wandered around.

Is anyone headed to Amsterdam this summer? June through September are my favorite months in the City. Next time you’re planning a European getaway during that time frame, don’t forget Amsterdam!

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Bastille Day 2016

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Celebrating my second home since 2003!
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Beautiful view from the Panthéon
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Charming window scene in Nice, France
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Fun in the Tuileries

I started this year’s Bastille Day with excitement and in a celebratory mood. I’ve only been in France a couple of times on Bastille Day, but I always celebrate wherever I am in the world.

By afternoon, though, excitement and celebration had turned to tragedy with the breaking news of a mad man plowing through a crowd in Nice. I began seeing photos of Nice everywhere on social media… in the way those of us who have visited think of it: charming, welcoming, and beautiful. I ended up posting the carnival ride shot in the Tuileries on Instagram because I love the joy and carefree feeling it evokes, even in times of great sadness. 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

Image taken by me, processed in Waterlogue

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Julia Willard in Kansas City

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Julia Willard at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Time to clear something up. Where am I from, many people have wondered… France? Non. Netherlands? Nee. U.K.? Nope.
I come from beautiful Kansas City, Missouri, USA. I just have trouble staying in one place for long, and I’ve quite liked it that way all these years. And this is my bike. 💚🚲 The bike that my mom bought me at an estate sale a few years ago for $35. It was brown and had been neglected for probably 30 years. For my birthday last year, my parents had it repainted for me to match the #fallingoffbicycles logo. 🎂💚🚲 And here we are together at a real KC gem, the @nelsonatkins Museum of Art. 🏸 Even though where I’m from is considered by some as “flyover country”, there is much to do and see here… like pose with giant shuttlecocks. 😉😂

Image painted in Waterlogue.