Tag Archives: NaBloPoMo

A Bug’s Eye View of Bluebells

Bluebell or Wild Hyacinth in England. I really like this photo, but have wavered repeatedly about whether to post it. I finally decided that, because I still like it as much as I do, I will post it and let … Continue reading

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Brussels’ Christmas “Tree” on the Grand Place

Brussels’ Christmas Tree is definitely different this year. And it’s causing quite a stir. But I’ll get to that later. First, you’ve got to see the tree. We arrived in Brussels on November 23, the day after celebrating American Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Sint-Gertrudiskerk in the Distance

Just south of Kalken, Belgium, are open fields, which were once farmed, but are now mostly covered with grasses and the occasional shrub or tree row or cluster. To get to the fields, we walked along Menneweg, which runs south … Continue reading

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Pandreitje’s Gnarled Trees by Night and by Day

Upon arriving in Bruges, my husband and I walked down Pandreitje between the parking garage and our hotel, Duc de Bourgogne, which is located directly on the Dijver Canal. It was only a short block, but felt somewhat ominous beneath … Continue reading

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Amsterdam’s Floating Flower Market

The Bloemenmarkt’s Rear on Singel Canal Viewed from Koningsplein Bridge, Amsterdam. Amsterdam’s Bloemenmarkt is the only floating flower market in the world (although you might not realize it unless you viewed it from the rear). If you’re looking to choose from a … Continue reading

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Albert Cuyp Market: Amsterdam’s Largest Open-Air Street Market

Albert Cuyp Market on Albert Cuypstraat (in the De Pijp (“The Pipe”) neighborhood) is Amsterdam’s largest open-air street market with nearly 300 vendors selling just about everything one might expect, including hot foods, meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, spices, chocolate, sweets, flowers, plants, household … Continue reading

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Bicycles Abound Along Rokin Canal

Rokin Canal viewed from the Doelensluis bridge, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Amsterdam cyclists abound. Not just along Rokin Canal, but everywhere. On main streets, sidewalks are generally a safe zone for pedestrians, but along the smaller canals pedestrians must remain vigilant or risk … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Lovers

Canal near Vondelpark and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Biketastrophy in Amsterdam

Many Amsterdammers seem bicycle dependent. Bikes truly are everywhere. So my question is, were these bikes flipped over the rail as an act of vandalism, or were there no more parking spots on the bridge?

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Hazy Amsterdam

Early in the morning, before the haze had a chance to burn off, my husband and I wandered the streets of the Jordaan District in Amsterdam. While walking down Eerste Leliedwarsstraat towards Westerkerk (“Western Church”), I couldn’t help but notice … Continue reading

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