The Changing Seasons #6

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.

Last month I shot one of the busiest areas of Amsterdam city center. I showed masses of tourists occupying the city.

Well, the situation hasn’t changed and there are even more of them.

Summer has arrived and although we don’t enjoy stable sunny days and high temperatures, we did have one day this month, when the temperature went up to 26-29 degrees Celsius. Everyone was outside in the parks, canals and cafes.

While strolling in the park I met a guy wearing the t-shirt “Respect the Locals.”  So this month’s gallery is dedicated to the locals: The people of Amsterdam.

Meet the locals.

Enjoy it, and let me know what you think. I learn a lot from every comment, and I also love talking to you. Click if you want to enlarge the photos.

 In the canals 

 In the cafes in the city 

 In the Vondel park 

If you want to compare, click here to see the previous photo galleries:

The Changing Seasons #5

The Changing Seasons #4

The Changing Seasons #3

The Changing Seasons #2

The Changing Seasons #1

Photos taken with Olympus E-M10 lens 45mm, 60mm, and 14-42mm

Till next month!

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48 thoughts on “The Changing Seasons #6

  1. I really enjoyed your post! Even though I’m not a local in Amsterdam, I can see the explosive influx of tourists in popular cities like Amsterdam, Stockholm or Budapest every spring/summer.


  2. I don’t want to alarm, but I think there’s an Aussie in your park! 😉
    These are glorious shots, so full of life and action, you are making me miss it even more!!


  3. I want to reassure you, the boxing lady can not be French. With this heat and this awesome weather, why would you ever want to sweat when you can sip a coffee on a terrace and gossip about the rest of the world? seriously…
    Love the colors, the lay back and happy feeling. Cheers to coming Summer 🙂


  4. I know, sometimes ,tourists are a plague…(unless the tourist is part of my family)!
    In Rome, for instance , there are fewer Romans than visitors….
    Your photos , so well captured ,describe happy people in a happy season …
    Love them!


    1. Thank you so much, Sally. I’m happy that you enjoyed the virtual trip and hopefully I could offer you an unusual sunny and warm day.
      This small city is vibrant and very culturally diverse.
      I appreciated your lovely comment and visit!!


  5. Lucile, these are so wonderful! Such idyllic scenes everywhere. What a great place to love when one can get away from the tourists. That first one on the canal with the boats and cars both parked along side is a really cool perspective, one not seen everyday. You mentioned these monthly photos were a lot of work, but they are oh, so appreciated! Bravo!!


  6. You are making me so jealous!! Look at the beautiful sunshine and everyone relaxing outside – they are great photos of your beautiful city. Thanks for letting us visit with you x


      1. I feel much better now!! Not really, you deserve a nice long summer and 14-16 isn’t really a summery days temperature. Hopefully it will warm up for you soon. ☀️


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