Monday, June 25, 2012

More Amsterdam

P1060446Window display next to Den Haan & Wagenmaker :-)

P1060481Amsterdam has a lot of interesting building tilting in all directions.

P1060427There are a lot of building details to enjoy.

P1060448P1060480P1060449Every town wanderer needs a break every now and then,


on a pavement restaurant on a big place, or in a narrow alley bar.


A boat tour on the canals is sort of mandatory, and it is nice to see  houses and bridges from the water. Notice the details on the bridge fundament.

P1060455People are also living in boats on the canals.

P1060479We all know Anne Frank's tragic story from World War 2………
We did not go into her house - the queue was around the block and then some.
Next time maybe ?


P1060477Our travel companions have sort of got it confirmed that I am short of a marble (or even two) - taking photos of stain glass windows ( Heineken beer museum) and mosaic tiled entrances and floors ( all over town ). That's who I am, and I am proud of it :-)


Elsbeth pointed us in the directions of 9 Streets - a district with small shops.
I found this cute little sewing kit in an antique store. The tassel has had a soap bath.
I wish I could meet the previous owner of the kit. It is quite worn, so I guess she has used it a lot. I wonder if she did patchwork too?
I probably paid far to much, but I just got to have it! (10 Euros)


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

- Maya Angelou.



  1. Think I too would have taken a lot of photos too. So much inspiration in all those windows and tiles.

  2. wonderful photos...glad someone else takes photos of tiles and odd bits of buildings and other things...great inspiration for applique...

    thank you for the tour of Amsterdam...I'm really enjoying it!

  3. your marbles and my marbles are lost twins. love the sewing kit! a treasure:)

  4. Just imagine the qui,to you could design for those photos of the tiles, especially the apple core shaped tiles. What a wonderful holiday.

  5. Ahhh guri, missuneli jei ;o))

  6. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! Thank you for your lovely blog!
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)


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