I saw a dead fish floating in one of the canals, and ducks floating on the water's surface. So there is life in the canals. People live in the houseboats, some of which go for cool million euros..Ouch!
Reflections off an Amsterdam Canal May 8th 2005 I have been in Amsterdam now for six days. It’s Sunday morning, cool with a hint of dampness in the air, birds were singing earlier around five a.m. when I first opened my eyes. The Dutch weather has been mostly ugly, cool to cold, blustery winds, gray skies for the most part and rain just about every day. But what did I expect weather-wise, this is Northern Europe and it’s only the first week ... read more
Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized natio... ... read more
A retired educator, now a writer, photographer and adventurer, out on the open road. Trying to go everywhere, wanting to meet all the peoples of the world, hoping that I have enough time. A pacifist and global citizen, I walk gently and mindfully wherever I go. I will continue to have zigzag round-the-world adventures as long as I live. Hoping to be the best that I can be in whatever time is left.... full info