The Changing Seasons #12

And this is the last post for the Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons, a fantastic event which ran from the 7th to the 15th day of the month throughout the year, hosted by Cardinal Guzman. His event has inspired all of us and for that Cardinal has included it at WP list of events, so that many more people can have access to it. Here is another link to check it out.

Now enjoy my December’s views of Amsterdam.

The Park

The Northern Hemisphere is experiencing a rather warm winter and Nature is getting confused. Although there were almost no people in the park, the birds, ducks, swans played as if Spring was still there.  And although you cannot see here, I guarantee you that daffodils were everywhere.


The Amsterdam Light’s Festival

Every year we enjoy this festival of lights making art. Last year I have also featured the same festival here.

The City

Throughout the year this city is busy with tourists and its inhabitants, enjoying its festivals, parties, and the romantic and picturesque atmosphere. Sorry  Sinatra, you should have sung that Amsterdam never sleeps…and tourists never leave it (just like the Hotel California!)


The Neighborhood

It has been a warm but rainy month. I have been lucky to take most pictures in the few dry days we could enjoy. I have always featured the bridge I most love in my neighborhood, but as I promised to BadFish, only next year it will be back here. You can still enjoy it at the header image of my blog, though.

I have loved this challenge and will carry on with it next year with different themes. Check Cardinal’s blog and join in the fun.

Enjoy the holidays and have a great start of 2016!


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

The Changing Season’s #11

The Changing Season’s #10

The Changing Seasons #9

The Changing Seasons #8

The Changing Seasons #7

The Changing Seasons #6

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 and sometimes with Iphone5

Till next month!

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23 thoughts on “The Changing Seasons #12

  1. A beautiful post of Amsterdam in December and your photographs capture its mesmerising nature. The light event ones are intoxicatingly wonderful. I have been a few times and always drawn by the beauty of the buildings, the canals, the play of light and shadows. Lovely place.


  2. Well you certainly ended the year with a creative bang! There is so much to marvel at in this post that I don’t even know where to being. The reflections, the light(s) (natural and man made), the mix of city buzz and country delights. I want to live in this post until the next cyclone season (when I can set sail again). Like something out of a travel magazine. A poster for “VISIT THE NETHERLANDS’. As I’ve said, I started my circumnavigation from there and with a post like this, I can not wait to return.


    1. Thank you, Lisa. Your appreciation to this beautiful city and my photos means a lot to me.
      You are citizen of the world and have been and seen so much beauty that I can only feel honored to deserve your praise.
      Here is the idea: you could also end your circumnavigation in the Netherlands! I’d love to host you in our house in Amsterdam.
      Think about it! .

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  3. Absolutely stunning pictures Lucile. We are at a more seasonal -9C today, but we have had an extremely unseasonal mild December here in Canada.

    Amsterdam is so beautiful the way you capturing the different moods.

    Thank you so much for sharing. Have an absolutely wonderful 2016. 🙂



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