Friday, 21 February 2014

surviving the chill

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Ok, last bunch from Amsterdam. I look a bit chilled and miserable here (it was the day we arrived, I'd been up since 5 and it was raining lightly but consistently) but the colors are so good with the purplish bricks and green moss that I thought I'd post them anyway. These were taken in Jordaan, a lovely neighbourhood in Amsterdam where everyone obligingly leaves their blinds open so you can peer into their houses and live there vicariously a while if you like. Conclusions: Protestants have less to hide than catholics? And all Dutch people seem to own real paintings.

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4 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh, that building is so cool! I love all the decay/moss/craziness :D
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Kezzie said...

Love your photos!!! Ha ha, the blinds!!!! X

Gordianus the Finder said...

I heard somewhere that leaving the blinds and curtains open was a cultural thing in the Netherlands, like it showed that everything in the house was OK with nothing improper going on.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Gordianus: Really?! So it IS a Catholic-protestant thing. Absolutely nothing improper was going on in any houses I peered into!