This week I had a walk in Amsterdam with an old friend of highschool. In 2009 we had a reunion and with a few girls who I hadn't seen for 40 years we picked up the friendship again as if we were still 18 years old. It was a beautiful autumn day with lots of sunshine and after a visit at the City Archive ( see yesterday's post) we walked and talked from the center to the east part of Amsterdam, a one and a half hour walk.
Along the Hortus Botanicus one of the oldest botanic gardens in the world.
The Muiderpoort one of the city gates in the 18th century.
A view at the Tropical Institute behind the gate.
And the bridge near the city gate.
A funny piece of art at a little square. They were attached to the ground, so we couldn't rock.
And we ended with tea and cake on a terrace at the Java-square. I have never been on a terrace in November in Amsterdam, the sun was unusual warm. Now we have fog and 5 degrees C.