A bridge in Amsterdam
I'm hoping to have in this blog a series of sketches and photos, to try and show places we've been, and things we've seen. Not only do I need the sketching practice, but also I just like the quality of sketches....it's sometimes difficult to capture the quality of spaces in photographs, but sometimes interseting to try to capture the quality of the space in a sketch.
Amsterdam is great for dogs..... there are parks, and people are friendly, and other dogs are friendly, and all the water, and all the fish...just alot for dogs to look at and explore.
The bridges are small suspension structures with a very simple raising and lowering technique to allow boats to pass.
As we were walking around, and stopping at places for food and good beer, we found out that Febe just loves to hang out with people at cafes. She managed to find supremely comfortable places on the cool brick plazas of Amsterdam while we had lunch or dinner. While we were there, it was Queen's Day weekend, so the plaza here was full of music and people.
After all the walking and discovering in Netherlands, we really needed some new shoes before heading to Romania, so we managed to find a good pair of red Holland shoes. Perfect for a tough day at the office, or just relaxing on the weekend. Here Diana tries to tell me, "John, really.......I think they're just too big." Anyway, we may have to go back to Amsterdam for trying on more shoes. Apparently, even though they're made of wood, the story is that the longer a person wears them, they become perfectly fitted for the foot. I guess we'll have to see.