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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bath, on Cornelia Street

Bath, on Cornelia Street
Photo by myself on Cornelia Street, in the Village.

Before leaving on our trip, I took a quick walk around the Village. A tall dog named Rhett was patiently receiving a thorough bath, right out on the sidewalk.

A few other people noticed and were taking photos, too. Rhett is a Borzoi and a therapy dog. Kibble is not cheap. Rhett earns his keep, getting $1/minute for his services.

Bath, on Cornelia Street

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Night View, in the Spiegelwartier, Amsterdam

Spiegelkwartier area, Amsterdam
Photo by myself in the Spielgelkwartier district, in Amsterdam.

Just the night view on one of the roads in the Spielgelkwartier, in Amsterdam. This lovely area is home to many antique and fine art stores, and is brightly lit at night.

I'm on vacation for the moment but will be home soon.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Beautiful Amsterdam, Day Two

Antique store, Amsterdam
Photo by myself, in the Jordaan neighborhood, Amsterdam.

Mark and I stumbled into a very pretty antique store in the Jordaan, on Saturday. This neighborhood is filled with similar beautiful shops selling beautiful things. Every item (clothing, gift, house ware, whatever) is artfully positioned.

If you have any interest in beautiful things, Amsterdam is the place for you. Just walking down a street looking at the old doors and doorknobs is enough to satisfy me.

We also visited a large outdoor street market. All sorts of food and clothing and furniture were being sold. There were many people moving at a leisurely pace, but it was a complete pleasure, and nothing at all like the grungy street fairs we have in New York.

Outdoor Market, Amsterdam

Outdoor Market, Amsterdam
A woman sold fresh cut flowers. Other stalls were selling bulbs and seeds.

Outdoor Market, Amsterdam
I picked up a couple small rounds of gouda to bring home.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Street View, in Amsterdam

Amsterdam
Photo by myself, in Amsterdam.

We are in Amsterdam for just a few days. Above, a typical beautiful street shot, where bikes and coffee shops and boutiques are commonplace. My fianc├ę Mark and I are spending our time walking around, sighing and saying 'Wow, this is beautiful.'

After Amsterdam, we will spend a few days in Paris. I'll post some more photos in a little bit.

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