vrijdag 17 augustus 2018


Sky above the river IJ in Amsterdam with in the background tourships which sail to Germany over the river Rhine. Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

woensdag 15 augustus 2018

Happy birthday

Congratulations to my hubby who celebrates his 73th birthday today.

dinsdag 14 augustus 2018


The sightseeing canalboats in Amsterdam are always a great attraction for tourists.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

zondag 12 augustus 2018


The bicycle racks in Amsterdam cause nice shadows on the ground.

zaterdag 11 augustus 2018


A reflection in a modern new building in Amsterdam.

vrijdag 10 augustus 2018


An advertising plane in the air of Amsterdam during the Gay Pride Parade.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 9 augustus 2018


This is my computerdesk where I blog. With the heatwave we had this week my chair was occupied the whole day. The heat outside was unbearable and when you have a close look you can see something striped on my seat.

Something hairy.

It is me Sofietje looking for a cool place.

Can I stay here please? Well allright you are the boss in the house, so no blogging yesterday.

dinsdag 7 augustus 2018

River view

A view over the river IJ in Amsterdam with at the left the EYE Filminstitute and right the Amsterdam Tower, a former Shell building converted to a hotel, offices and a topdeck look-out.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"

maandag 6 augustus 2018

The People

With so many people around at the Gay Pride Parade ( see yesterday's post) is it not difficult to spot some specials. These are the eldery inhabitants who installed themselves long before the start of the parade along the canals with chairs and drinks.

The young ones found alternative places.

Boys with boys.

Someone who is proud to show his tattoos.

Going to make a dive?

Can't miss the I-Phone.

zondag 5 augustus 2018

Gay Pride Parade

The Gay Pride Canalparade in Amsterdam is every year a great event in the city. The whole town is packed with people along the canals to see the boats with costumes and music. 

It feels like carnaval.

It was so crowded I only could make photos with the camera above my head not seeing anything  hoping for the best. I was surprised with the result.

Confetti bombs.

It was hot but the perfect day to celebrate to live in a country where everybody can be his-/herself without ristrictions.

zaterdag 4 augustus 2018


A reflection in the new underground of Amsterdam.

vrijdag 3 augustus 2018


At the new underground station in Amsterdam you can park your bike in the bike racks that are decorated with these silver wheels. Temps are still rising, it is now 28 C (82.4 F) at 12 noon.
No rains coming in the prediction, we only had one rain shower a week ago. Nature is suffering and so are we, at least we still have enough drinking water.
Linking to "Skywatch Friday"

donderdag 2 augustus 2018


The only cool place at the moment is an ice cream shop.

woensdag 1 augustus 2018


The colourful facade of the "Weesper Vending Cabinet", a museum with many historical vending machines. Linking to "Signs, signs"

dinsdag 31 juli 2018

Nature area

At the Oostvaardersplassen in Almere, a nature area with birds, heck cattle and deers. At this viewing point was not much of them to see.

Somebody had been very creative.

A very special building to have a drink and a view from above over the area.
Linking to "Our World Tuesday"