Summer in Fall

Posted: October 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Food, photography | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

It was the hottest weekend since 1910 in Holland. This Texan was not complaining. Back to cold, windy Amsterdam.

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Two Days of Summer Heaven

Posted: July 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: photography, Places | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

For exactly two days, Summer came. Its raining now. Summer must be over. Below is my beautiful front yard turned swimming pool!
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Front Yard

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Amsterdam Roots Festival

Posted: June 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: music, photography | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Sun. Free Festival. Eastside. Yessssss.

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Still Waiting for Summer

Posted: June 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: photography | Tags: , | No Comments »

Its June. For a Texan that means heat, sun, swimming and barbecues. I’m not wishing for 100 plus degree (40 plus for you Europeans) weather but I’m ready for sun dresses and would even be glad to break a sweat. Come out sweet sunshine!

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There’s a Beach in Amsterdam!

Posted: July 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Places | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

I’m not sure if we’re going to have any more swimmable hot days in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, it seems like the warmest days of summer have passed. In case there is another hot day, I’ll let you know about a nice beach biking distance from the city center!

I discovered the Blijburg Beach last week when biking through my new neighborhood in the oost. The beach is really nice, not nearly as crowded as Zaandvoort, and super close to Amsterdam.

You can get there really quickly by hopping on Tram 26 from central station in the direction of ijburg or you can ride your bike. From central station go behind the station and head east for about 30-40 minutes on the same road, the road will start as De Ruyterkade, then turn into Piet Hienkade, and then eventually into ijburglaan. You will start to see beachy areas and there are plenty of bike signs that lead you straight to the beach!

Here’s a map of your final destination.
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Hot and sunny, doesn’t even look like Amsterdam.

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The Dam Biker #2 Biker Family

Posted: March 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: photography, The Dam Biker | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Also took this photograph a while back. A picturesque family taking a bike ride through Vondel Park look the little flag on the little boy’s tricycle :).

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So Ready…

Posted: February 27th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: photography, Places | Tags: , , | No Comments »

For summer on a boat

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