The Changing Seasons #3

I joined in January the Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons, which runs from the 7th to the 15th day of the month throughout the year, hosted by Cardinal Guzman.

I’m of course shooting some of the same places in Amsterdam as I did in previous months and adding new ones to give you a taste of the city canals, which are not yet very busy with boats at this time of the year.

Temps are still chilly but Spring is in the air. Days are longer and sunnier. People are going outdoors and enjoying themselves in parks, cafes or simply sitting in benches along the canals. Tourists are as always everywhere to be seen.

Here is my March gallery. Enjoy it and let me know what you think. I learn a lot from every comment you make, and I also love talking to you.

If you want to compare, click here to see the gallery I made for The Changing Seasons #2.

In this gallery you can see the following places:

  • Amstel river; the city has been named after it.
  • Typical Canals and Amsterdam houses
  • The Dam Palace at Dam square; a busy place throughout the year.
  • Views of the Borneo Eiland canals –  in the new and modern area of the East harbor, just 5-10 min from the center.
  • The Black bird which I was lucky to shoot at a peaceful street
  • The Begijnhof is one of the oldest inner courts in the city of Amsterdam. A group of historic buildings, mostly private dwellings, centre on it. As the name suggests, it was originally a Béguinage.
  • Hermitage Museum
  • City Hall and Opera House
  • Skinny Bridge

Photos taken with Olympus OM-D M1 and OM-D E-M10 mirrorless.

Till next month!

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Sharing my views and experiences with words and photos - taken with diverse angles - influenced by the multicultural countries I have lived and worked. I studied Psychology and have an MBA. After working for corporates, I became an entrepreneur and consultant. Cycling, hiking, windsurfing, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photographing, are no longer just hobbies listed in a resume.

47 thoughts on “The Changing Seasons #3

  1. Lovely entry. My favorites are Prinsengracht, Reguliersgracht, Kaisersgracht
    and Rokin as I have a thing for water and boats.

    I did have the opportunity to visit Amsterdam in 2011 (sailed there from England) and absolutely fell in love so I love visiting there virtually with you!

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        1. It’s definitely a good time, although if you hate crowds, it’s not advisable.
          Just so you know, I won’t be here from July 5-25th and maybe also in another week in August (still deciding).
          Great news.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Borneo Eiland is the name of this area in Amsterdam Eastern Harbor district. It’s a modern residential area developed over 15 years ago where used to be a harbor area demarcated for ships coming from or to Borneo. Hence the naming.

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  2. wow gosh well you know yo uwill have lots of visitors wanting to come and have you as their tour guide, hopefully they wont all want to stay in your house poor thing lol, well I certainly want to come and visit. If i manage this two hour flight I shall be def thinking about coming over, it really does look amazing and well you are there too! grinz….the Rokin photo does it for moi x

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    1. I thought about you when shooting the Prinsengracht and know that I’m still to shoot the little cafe. In fact I went there but it was a bit before sunshine and the lights were terrible. All photos turned to be flat. So I left disappointed but planned to go again in the morning another day.
      Thanks for joining my little walks… 😉

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  3. Lucille, you are one of the few persons that make me sit and go through a 100 pixs. I love them all. Didn’t have the energy to leave a comment on each. I’m imagining myself there too!

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