Foggy Amsterdam Morning

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It’s not every day you have the streets lining Amsterdam’s famous canals all to yourself. This autumn morning, I rose early with the hopes of getting a few canal reflection shots. To my surprise, it was a very foggy morning, so the reflections weren’t so easy to get, but the fog that enveloped the bridges plus the quietness of the morning made for quite an incredible atmosphere. I didn’t mind a bit when this man cycled into my shot; I love the movement his presence brings against a backdrop of pure stillness.

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Bike Parking in Amsterdam

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My new favorite façade in Amsterdam… with a bike, of course!
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My favorite stoop in the the whole city
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On my way to brunch at Le Pain Quotidien
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Charming Seven Bridges Hotel on Reguliersgracht

Amsterdam again this Waterlogue Wednesday. The name Falling Off Bicycles didn’t pop out of nowhere. Nope, it came to me one day when I was living in Amsterdam. I was doing a lot of soul-searching at that time, as well as a lot of writing. I was so inspired by all the charming scenes of bikes parked in front of cute scenes, I had decided to shoot them and create a site to share them. I didn’t know at that time what purpose these hundreds of photos would serve and how they would end up inspiring me to create a travel photography business eventually. Since that time six years ago, I haven’t been able to stop taking photos of parked bikes – in Amsterdam and elsewhere. I’ve since added bicycle photos from Paris, London, Rome, Gent, and many smaller cities. I have so many, I could never possibly share them all. So for now, please enjoy a few of my favorite recent ones. 😍

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: Greenery in NL

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An Amsterdam Waterlogue Wednesday for you today to show you just how beautiful Amsterdam is when all the trees and vines leaf out. And I can never get enough of a solo parked bike!
If you’re headed to Amsterdam this summer, don’t miss Zaanse Schans, especially at sunset. Windmill heaven!

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Keukenhof 2016

We’re celebrating Waterlogue Wednesday with a little tribute to the stunning Keukenhof Gardens today. This past Monday, May 16, marked the last day of the season at Keukenhof Botanical Gardens. You probably have heard of the spectacular tulip fields in Holland, but some don’t know about the stunning gardens not far from Schiphol Airport where the most beautiful tulip and flower displays bloom each year.

I first visited Keukenhof back in 2008, I believe. I convinced my Dutch boyfriend to go to this place that he was sure would be full of people 40+ years older than we were. I ignored his groans, as I had to see this place I had been reading about! What I saw that year and have seen many times since, I simply cannot put into words. The level of beauty in one place – both natural and man-designed is astonishing.

So, even though I did not get to go this year, I wanted to share a few images from Keukenhof in hopes of enticing eventual travelers to the Netherlands. This place is truly not to be missed.

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Keukenhof
Stationsweg 166A
2161 AM
Lisse, Netherlands

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Amsterdam Spring Festivities

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Celebrating Waterlogue Wednesday with three images from Spring in Amsterdam and a special mention of King’s Day, celebrated on a chilly day on April 27. I didn’t make it to the Dutch tulip fields this year, but I have lots of photos to look back on from my many past visits.