The Changing Seasons #1

I am joining the Monthly Photo Challenge named The Changing Seasons, which will run from the 7th to the 15th day of the month throughout the year, hosted by Cardinal Guzman.

I almost missed the deadline, as the weather hasn’t been kind in the last two weeks in Amsterdam. I had wished to do better than share gray photos of places covered with rain. Yesterday there was a quick break around 3pm, and as the sun was shining I headed to the locations I had previously chosen. This is the outcome. 

Here you can see the following places:

  • Typical Amsterdam houses and Weeping tower, St Nicholas church tower
  • Central Station
  • Typical canal houses
  • National Monument Obelisk at Dam Square
  • The Dam Palace at Dam square
  • Science Center Nemo
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Replica of 18th century cargo ship “The Amsterdam” from the VOC East India Company
  • “I amsterdam”; one busy place where tourists love to make photos in front of the Rijksmuseum.
  • The Rijksmuseum
  • Views of the Borneo Eiland, also in the new and modern area of the East harbor, just 5-10 min from the central station. And that’s where I live as well. You may have recognized the red bridge, the featured image of my blog.
  • Views of the Vondelpark

Photos taken with Olympus OM-D E-M10 mirrorless. Lens M.Zuiko 14-42mm. 1:3.5-5.6

Besides cropping a few photos for better composition, I was lucky to shoot right before the golden hour with a bright sky smiling at me. Thanks, sun!

Just so you know, it started raining again after sunset and hasn’t yet stopped…

Till next month!

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44 thoughts on “The Changing Seasons #1

    1. Thanks, Cardinal. You grasped it right. It is not natural ice…It is built every year in front of the museum and you mostly see kids learning to skate with chairs.
      It is fun and pleasure to join your challenge. It is a great idea and one I am looking forward to continue supporting till the end of the year.


  1. Fabulous! What a beautiful place. There is water in almost every one of your photos and it is such a calming influence on the photos. The golden hour is simply divine. And you included my favourite bridge as well!! xox


    1. I will be repeating myself here as I said this to Amy. Half of Holland lies below 1 meter above sea level, with an eighth of the country lying below sea level (1-7 meters). Here in Amsterdam we have areas below 7 meters. Without an extensive network of dams, dykes and dunes, the country would be flooding. You should come and visit one day before it disappears (if global warming scientists predictions come true…)

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  2. St Nicholas is awesome and wow what a selection of photos. So watery lol I had no idea and you know what I really want to come and visit. It does look very beautiful. Just about to do mine today but yours put mine to shame x


    1. Don’t do that as you make beautiful photos. And if you… I may delete the post after yours! Lol
      Lots of water. Living a few meters under water. And lots of constant water falling over.
      Come and visit and I may make your wishes come true. 😉
      Have a good day! Xxxx

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  3. Beautiful photos. I knew that the country is below sea level, yet I didn’t imagine so much water in Amsterdam. Funny how my mind works, or in this case, how it doesn’t work.


    1. Thank you Amy. Oh yes, it is water everywhere. Half of the country lies below 1 meter above sea level, with an eighth of the country lying below sea level (1-7 meters). Here in Amsterdam we have areas below 7 meters. Without an extensive network of dams, dykes and dunes, the country would be flooding. If the predicted outcome of Global Climate Change happens, sea level rise could impact us drastically.


      1. I’ve been pretty good, apart from the loss of my father-in-law just before Christmas. We were all there (in England) when he died, peacefully and at home, so that was good. The first Christmas without him was a bit sad, but not as miserable as I expected it to be.

        I was away for six weeks, so am very glad to be home again. And my jet lag is almost gone, so yay!


        1. Now I understand why I haven’t seen you in a while. So sorry to hear that. But I am glad his passing was peaceful. Glad to see you back here. I was also suffering from jetlag, so I know the feeling 😉 Take care and see you soon!


  4. First of all, I love the slide show! You give us a taste of Amsterdam that makes us feel like we are there! What a magical city!
    But I’m sorry to hear that Mother Nature is sending rain clouds again…. Hope it’ll be sunny soon: )
    Sending happy Friday rays of sunshine!


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