Sunday, August 31, 2008
Boats in Amsterdam
A pretty (and pretty typical) scenic shot of Amsterdam, taken when I was there in 2005. I was standing in line to get into the Anne Frank house when I shot this. Amsterdam might be overrun with stoned American and British college students, but it's also a beautiful city full of history and culture. Despite it's reputation (and it's supposedly being one of the most densely populated cities in Europe), walk a few blocks away from the tourist overload of the red light district and the surrounding area, and you'll find quiet streets with cute shops and cafes. This photo looks across a canal to the Jordaan neighborhood, which is full of those quiet streets and cute shops I just mentioned.