Shopping for Coffee

It is early evening when I step out. I feel a cool breeze against my face. The city is alive. Pedestrians and bicyclists vying for space. Quaint canals with gentle ripples rocking little boats.

Canals in Amsterdam


I find myself in the middle of the Square, admiring the Royal Palace in all its splendour. Something is off though.

From the corner of my eye, I think I see the Grim Reaper pointing at me – enjoying a quiet chuckle at the Human Condition. I shake my head in disbelief.

Royal Palace and Dam Square, Amsterdam

Royal Palace and Dam Square

The city is known for its creativity and it is evident in the design of its buildings.

I think the spinning top floor is a bit too much though. It is almost like a centrifuge with people inside, their faces stuck against the windows staring into oblivion. Or is it I they are observing?

A’DAM Toren

A’DAM Toren

Everything I look at bursts into bright colours and odd shapes. Even the mundane.

WOW Amsterdam Hostel

WOW Hostel

I catch up with my friends and fellow travellers. One of them is eating a rather large ice cream. No dinner for her.

Monte Pelmo Ice Cream, Amsterdam

Monte Pelmo Ice Cream

My GPS is acting funny so I think I’ll check out the street signs and figure out where I am. None of them are clearly marked. When will civic authorities learn to print signs legibly?

Ah, finally, here’s one that I can read.

I amsterdam letters near A'DAM Lookout

Author’s note: Amsterdam – a city of innovation, eclecticism and strange experiences.

Pictures taken with my Huawei Honor 7 mobile.


Categories: Europe, Fiction

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5 replies

  1. Just came across your blog and I am so happy I did! Your photos are really cool, and it’s awesome how you travel so much! All these shots are amazing, but my favorite is the first one – I love the way the water looks next to the green trees. I just recently started a photography and art blog myself, and I am looking forward to seeing more of your posts as inspiration!


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