EUROPE PHOTO DIARY 1

Jan 22, 2012


Not much to share from Amsterdam... The first leg of my Europe work trip. My coworkers had the brilliant idea to bike everywhere since we only had a day to visit all the spots on our research course. I imagined leisurely cycling along canals smelling tulips and smiling fondly at windmills, to which I eagerly agreed. But between avoiding getting T-boned from every direction by trains, vans, pedestrians, other bikers (simultaneously), Dutch mothers laughing at me, and trying not to get my tires stuck in the dense web of tram tracks, all the while squinting through horizontal rain, reality was just...too...much.

I was uploading the photos I took and realized they were all of buildings. Big buildings, old buildings, cute buildings, solemn buildings, just lots of buildings. Maybe because they were the greatest contrast from California's stucco landscape? Anyhow, I didn't want to bog you down with them so I'll privately enjoy my building fetish. I did have great Dutch BBQ though. Steaks on laps, I approve.

12 comments :

jessica january said...

no better way to enjoy a steak, i say.


january, x
jessicajanuary.com

monkeyshines ♥ said...

beautiful captures!

Bises,
monkeyshines
http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

kaye i. said...

Steak on laps are way better than strippers.

Natalie (Fashion Intel) said...

I love your rabid animal face while cutting that meat. Did your body also ache from the bike ride? Hope not. Keep the building photos coming!

Joy. // Justlikesushi.com said...

Yay, Amsterdam! The city I lived last year! I hope to move there soon again! I hope you had a great time there!

leen hilde said...

If you happen to pass by Milano, please let me know! I'll buy you a gelato :-)

Shini said...

you better be coming to Londonnnnn

Michele said...

Aaah you were in Amsterdam??? My only chance to ever see you irl is gone! Haha I probably sound creepy..Hope you had a great time! X

Daphne said...

Beautiful photos, but let me give you a tip for (maybe) a next trip: Pick a week with good weather to visit.
The city gets much more beautiful with a bit of sunshine, and so do the buildings ;)

Isabelle said...

The time i've been to Amsterdam I also was there for only one day and, bike bike bike, buildings, buildings, buildings on my photos, it feels normal now thanks to you!

^_^ wReY and R0bbY said...

Nice travel photos! great graffiti & shark background! ^_^
your boots & fur coat are stunning!


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Icklemariposa said...

Ha! I went to that steak place back in December with my cousin, who lives there and with my husband. We live in London. And I complained about my stoopid small knife compared to the machetes that the boys got!!!