Waterlogue Wednesdays: Colors of Alsace

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Beautiful and colorful Eguisheim
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Late summer light on a Vespa in Colmar
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More overflowing flowers boxes in Colmar

 

Flowers and colors galore in Alsace. I took so many photos there that I don’t know when I’ll feel like stopping posting the region…

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: September in Alsace

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Beautiful Eguisheim
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St. Hippolyte
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Pink gingerbread houses in Colmar
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Café Pfeffel, Colmar
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Riquewihr

Continuing last week‘s Waterlogue Wednesday theme (because I’m in love with Alsace and took enough photos there to keep me posting for months), I have here a few more of those beautiful shutters and charming façades.

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Fall in Alsace

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Autumn light over the vines
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Fig and Muscat grape season is my favorite!
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Le Petite Venise, Colmar
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Colmar shutters and flowers

I spent several days in the Alsace region already this Fall and became completely smitten with it within the first few minutes walking around. Although it wasn’t my first time to Alsace, it certainly hadn’t made as strong of an impression on me in previous visits, but this time – perhaps due to the freedom of having a car and having done lots of research – I was able to fully appreciate the incredible beauty and charm of the region.

One of the main reasons to visits the French countryside in September is to see the rolling hills of vineyards that seem to completely blanket the country. Of course, it’s most fun to catch them with the grapes still hanging on them, but the autumn sun would look beautiful on the grape vines with or without them. We visited Colmar, Strasbourg, and many other little towns in the area as the area firmly secured itself as one of France’s most enchanting regions!

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Fall in Place de Vosges

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Early morning at Place des Vosges
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September at Place des Vosges… with a bicycle

A simple Waterlogue Wednesday for you today. The September sun looks so beautiful on Place des Vosges.

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Sunflower Fields of Kansas at Grinter Farms

While I wander around the world most of the year, I still return home to the U.S. often to see family (and Brinkley, of course!) often. A couple of years ago, my cousin introduced me to one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, and it’s only 40 minutes away from where I grew up. I’m still wondering how I could have missed it all these years. The full story will appear in another blog post, but here are the Waterlogues from recent sunrise visit to Grinter Farms in Lawrence, Kansas.

Has Waterlogue Wednesday ever looked so good as it does dressed in yellow?

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Sunrise over the sunflower and corn fields at Grinter Farms
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Sunrise over the sunflower field at Grinter Farms
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My beloved bike and logo!
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Perfect contrast
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All the lovely details

Grinter Farms
24154 Stillwell Road
Lawrence, Kansas
66044

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.