26 May 2009

amsterdam...









There are 750,000 people in Amsterdam and 500,000 bikes. This is hard to imagine until you get there... I was loving it! Okay, so I only have 492,000 more bike pictures to show you. And then we can move onto boats...

I loved how when there would be two people riding a bike, the person on the back would jump off whenever they would come to a bridge so the person pedaling could get over it. Then they would jump back on and keep going. (There was a lot of laughter...) So when in Amsterdam, find a  corner café facing a bridge, order a beer and enjoy.

See you all tomorrow for corner view! And thank you for all your sweet comments! I think it´s because you really don´t believe me that there are 300 pictures... Hugs!




44 comments:

Sophie said...

These photos are so beautiful! I really like the girl with the blue skirt.

la lune dans le ciel said...

300 moins 15 photos d'Amsterdam !
je compte Jane , je compte ...;)
J'adore celle de la fille sur le vélo qui se fait porter !A demain...elodie

T said...

wonderful...I am getting so excited for our trip to Europe this summer.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

EncÖÖÖre... Je compte aussi Jane !!!

Juli said...

Wonderful pictures!
I used to ride the bike with my friends the same way you are describing in your post during my teenager years. It's even funnier after a party and a few drinks...
Thanks for your kind comment! I am thinking about posting in English, too!
Best,
Julia

l i s e said...

Hey Jane
I do beleive you when you 300 photos, I can take 200 photos in an afternoon!!!
I love all these bikes

txusman said...

muy sugerente... bueísimas fotos... aigh| que ganas tengo de viajar...

g. said...

As you know, I love bike! GGREAT images. These are really fantastic, Jane.

ladybug-zen said...

lovely photos as always! bikes! yes! i love living in a country that has a strong bicycle culture. i will miss it dearly when we leave, but am looking forward to doing my best to bring bicycle awareness into mainstream consciousness of australian society. atleast in melbourne :)

isabelle said...

you really have a great eye ... love your photos !!

trinsch said...

love bikes! reminds me of home (copenhagen :)

Francesca said...

I enjoyed this little glimpse of life in Amsterdam very much Jane.

Dorte said...

Lovely photos ... looking at them makes me miss a lot my old bicycle in Copenhagen !

Crescent Moon said...

If the rest of the 300 pictures are as pleasant to look at as the ones you've shown us so far, who could object?

Amber said...

Oh i love these shots...xx

Bonnie said...

i'm loving all these bike photos !!

Cabrizette said...

300-15=285... si mes calculs sont bons ! If we count your two post ...Have Great day Jane !

Kari said...

Hi Jane,
I really love your pictures. The basket of roses and the girl with the blue skirt - gorgeous. Is that a tattoo on her foot?
BTW Your pictures make me want to visit Amsterdam. I think I'd fit right in there with all the bikes!!
looking forward to corner view skyscrapers.

Allison said...

I would imagine that 300 photos would be nothing to take... we took over 600 at my niece's baptism this weekend... more to come later. Love the bike with the bright pink tulips, and I can say from experience that riding with a skirt can sometimes be a little tricky. See you tomorrow.

Lisa said...

Love the photos! Amsterdam looks so lovely. We really need to set up a travel savings account....all the wonderful places you post, ahhhh. Thank you so much for sharing it all.
-Lisa :)

Claire said...

Ohhh, bicycle city!I love how people personalize their bicycles!

julochka said...

wow, gorgeous photos! makes me think of copenhagen. except for people jumping off the back of bikes. i've never seen that here. :-)

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

I love Amsterdam & the bikes! Can't wait to see more!

Chiara.u said...

HI! I love this pictures... they're really gorgeous :) And it's not hard for me to imagine 300photos!!! I wait for the rest
Compliments for the blog :)

nicki said...

The Netherlands is a country of bikes... There are a lot of them, more than the people that live there.
The ciyclist is king of the road.

Dutch people say "fiets" to bike and "fietsen" to riding your bike. It´s so simple, I like that!

Now that I live here, my bike is more important than ever.

caitlin said...

Keep em' coming! I am enjoying this little tour of Amsterdam. Also I really think you should hang that one with the bike up against the wall. It's so so pretty.

Ian said...

Have you got a picture of you doing a wheelie?

MODsquad said...

You can never go wrong with bike photos! These are fantastic!

See you tomorrow!

aimee said...

these are awesome pictures - they are putting the travelbug into me! i wouldn't mind seeing all 300! thanks for letting me jump into corner view... especially since my corner is barely visible on the map. i'm publishing a wee bit early since tomorrow is a bit activity-heavy... i'm excited to see the others' cityscapes from around the world!

cindy : quaint said...

it looks like a great town. i love your pics, especially the second one.

sonrie said...

can't get over the number of bikes!

outi said...

now i can believe it.. it´s unbelievable how many bikes.. so cool!
they maybe get born with a bike..?

Guusje said...

Yahoo! Home!

Amy said...

Fantastic!! I love that it is the city of bicycles! We could learn a little something about that here where I live...:)

Kathy said...

Wow! A whole country of toned thighs and calves!

Cris Siqueira said...

hi jane

i'm loving to see your shots!
i really hope you post all photos that you took! hahaha!
well, the bikes are perfect, is good cause is good to enviroment, isn't it?
i love tulips...

beijos

cris

sealaura said...

this post made me happy. so cute! I love bikes. What a romantic life via these pics. I love the yellow one and the one with the chic girl sitting on the back. awesome :)

kim said...

so just name the corner, order the beer, and call me on the cell...i'll be right there! :-)

Janet said...

Love your photos and the little snippets of life in Amsterdam that you've shared. Never thought about going there before, but it's on my list now!

Anandi said...

Very, very ecological photographs. Bikes never did look so pretty before!!!

Looking forward to BOATS!

jgy said...

Bicycles, the tulips, the sandals...
Paradise!
It's amazing how you get right in there and take such intimate views.
Makes me feel I need to get in closer to see the corner where i live.
Thanks.

Daan said...

Woei! I'm homesick by looking at your beautiful pics of Amsterdam.

Coucou Couture said...

jane, someone stole my beloved bike last night! :{ but seeing these pix make my heart lighter...and hopeful that a shiny new one is on the horizon! do you suppose the Dutch take these on any "sweet jumps?" ;]

Cate said...

did you bring a bike home with you? love the yellow bike and the blue skirt. gorgeous.

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo