Tenderness of Heart
Me and CHEESE.

Me and CHEESE.

Amsterdam rooftops. These photos were taken from the restaurant Blue which offers spectacular 360 degree views of the city. The food was pretty good too!

I love how this Amsterdam sunset throws into lovely perspective the hooks at the top of each tall house. These hooks are used with a pulley system to move furniture and other large bulky objects in and out of the buildings through the windows because the stairways are much too steep and narrow.

I love how this Amsterdam sunset throws into lovely perspective the hooks at the top of each tall house. These hooks are used with a pulley system to move furniture and other large bulky objects in and out of the buildings through the windows because the stairways are much too steep and narrow.

Sometimes in Amsterdam the houses don’t stand up so straight.

Sometimes in Amsterdam the houses don’t stand up so straight.

SO GOTH.

SO GOTH.

Storm Trooper in Amsterdam.

Storm Trooper in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam at night.

A perfectly lovely Amsterdam street.

This is one corner of the Homomonument in Amsterdam laden with flowers. This corner of the larger triangle that forms the Homomonument juts out over the Keizersgracht canal. My friend Larae who lives in Amsterdam says there is never a day when it is not covered with flowers. It’s one of the most popularly visited monuments in Amsterdam.

This is one corner of the Homomonument in Amsterdam laden with flowers. This corner of the larger triangle that forms the Homomonument juts out over the Keizersgracht canal. My friend Larae who lives in Amsterdam says there is never a day when it is not covered with flowers. It’s one of the most popularly visited monuments in Amsterdam.

Westerkerk, two ways.

Fast food in Amsterdam.

Fast food in Amsterdam.

An Amsterdam canal and a hanging flower basket.

An Amsterdam canal and a hanging flower basket.

Here’s me not far outside Amsterdam at the Keukenhof. Also known as The Garden of Europe. Every year 7 million bulb flowers are planted and then the garden is only open for two months when they bloom, mid-March to mid-May. So we were lucky to have travelled when it was blooming! There are acres and acres of flowers, trees, sculptures, streams, water features, birds, one windmill, walking paths, restaurants, and souvenir shops. It was lovely.

*Yes, I’m wearing a Twin Peaks t-shirt.

Me, an Amsterdam canal, and a boat.

Me, an Amsterdam canal, and a boat.

Amsterdam canals at night.