Waterlogue Wednesdays: Bike Parking in Amsterdam

Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Amsterdam, solo bike parking, France photography
My new favorite façade in Amsterdam… with a bike, of course!
Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Amsterdam, solo bike parking, France photography
My favorite stoop in the the whole city
Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Amsterdam, solo bike parking, France photography
On my way to brunch at Le Pain Quotidien
Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Amsterdam, solo bike parking, France photography
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. 😍

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Christmas Spirit in Paris

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Gras
Julia Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Waterlogue, watercolor, Paris, Paris 2eme, Galerie Vivienne, Julie Willard, Christmas tree, sapin de noel
Lumineux

Christmas in Paris should last at least a month, in my opinion! The places where businesses and the City have taken care to do something beautiful all just ooze with charm. I can’t help but want it to stick around. I even had lunch a couple of weeks ago at a restaurant with a beautiful advent wreath on a large round community table. It’s the attention to detail and the tastefulness of the decor that makes it all so beautiful.

Today’s Waterlogue includes a photo from Le Compas on rue Montorgueil, where I caught many people having a morning coffee and checking up on news in their journaux. The second image is one that I found after making a special detour to see if there were any decorations in Galerie Vivienne. I’m so glad I went there, as I ended up shooting this scene from every angle!

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Christmas in Rome

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Profilé
Waterlogue, Watercolor, tinrocket, Rome, Roma, Julia Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Paris photography, Rome photography, Amsterdam photographer
Épanouissement

Last year, I spent three weeks discovering Rome on my own. I arrived in late November, just as Christmas decorations were starting to go up around the city. I loved seeing the subtle and classy way Romans decorate to celebrate. One of my favorite things to see was the Christmas tree at the bottom of the Bramante Staircase. What an extraordinary sight, and one I was lucky enough to get without people in it. (Patience required. 😉 )

Images brought to you by moi and Waterlogue.