30 May 2009

amsterdam... life









We had beautiful weather in Amsterdam. It was great to see everyone enjoying it. People were hanging out on their front steps or sitting on windowsills reading.  Little tables were set up with food and drinks on people´s front sidewalks. And the canals were filled with little boats carrying groups of friends. It makes me happy just thinking about it... 

These are the last of them. How about if we all meet in Amsterdam next year to take more?

52 comments:

Allison said...

Wow, so many great shots in your batch, which leaves me wondering... did you go to Amsterdam for an event/vacation, or to take pictures. Whichever... fantastic!

People eating french fries with a little fork has always cracked me up. I guess I am just too American... it doesn't taste good unless you eat it with your fingers.

caitlin said...

Mmm, I wouldn't mind some of those frites right now! No big surprise these pictures are fantastic. The last one should be on the cover of a bride magazine or something.

Ian said...

The news really seems to be getting to the guy in the fifth picture, which is, by the way, a great photo.

Kaylovesvintage said...

ok....guess we could meet here and then do the city...

g. said...

One is better than the next> I love these and will miss Amsterdam!

Kristina * said...

what do you mean - these are the last ones? we are not even close to 300... :) don't know about the others, but i'd love to see more...

as always, lovely shots, i think they really capture the atmosphere. and i would kill for some chips with tartare sauce right now...

isabelle said...

Oh yes !! let's meet next year ....

Catharina said...

What lovely photos! I think the first and third are my favorites :-)

Susanne said...

Easygoing way of life in Amsterdam. That´s perfectly wonderful! And your photos show this.
Have a nice weekend :-)
Susanne

Sorry that my blog is not in English....I´m still learning from reading your blog...and perhaps anytime....;-)

la lune dans le ciel said...

oui se serait génial de pouvoir tous se renconter à Amsterdam !
(j'aime ENORMEMENT les frites !);)

ladybug-zen said...

it looks like an amzing city. would love to meet up with you there.

great photos!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

That last one is perfect! The sun on her hair so lovely...to bad you can't give this picture to her. I'm sure she would cherish it (unless of course it's a picture of her suffering a quick hug from an acquaintance she doesn't much care for...I prefer to imagine it's a tender moment).

Daan said...

O, how beatiful!
I love and miss Amsterdam.

and I love the whole cornerview idea, i've visited so lovey views and blogs and nice people.
I love the vibe that goes around.

Guusje told me she's jumping in and love to jump in also.

I live in a very petite village on the dutch/belgium border, my english isn't very good, but i'll try to make the best of it.

I coudn't find your email adress so i'll ask here:

can i join the corner view?

-x-

nathalie et cetera said...

wow! beautiful photos! I love the tin vessels and the colorful blankets/pillows!

Cele said...

I love the light in the 5th photo...
besos!

McGillicutty said...

Ooohhh just lovely pictures, you really should buy a big house with tall ceilings and cover every wall with your beautiful artwork!!! I am envious of your talent!!
p.s. I looked up besos!!!
muchos besos.... Ali.

Kathy said...

What a great idea! Let's do that! What kind of sauce is that on the fried potatoes? Looks yummy.

Crescent Moon said...

Oh, I wish we could all do that next year!
It looks so inviting.

Kamana said...

i am so loving exploring your blog. your pictures are awesome. makes me wanto to travel to those places myself.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Nice shots ! That's... a very great picture of life !!!!

Kari said...

Great photo's Jane.
Thanks for the look into life in Amsterdam.

Ani said...

that sounds like a deal! ;)

n a t s u m i said...

Great photos! I am looking forward to seeing more lovely photos of Amsterdam next year!!

Have a great weekend! ox

Coucou Couture said...

charming!!!

outi said...

..or how about just moving all to Amsterdam? looks and sounds like a paradise..

shiny weekend for you Jane!

Ida Nielsen said...

Your gorgeous pictures really have captured the beauty of that city. And I'm in, let's meet there next year ;-)

Janet said...

i am now in love with amsterdam and think i could eat a bucketful of those chips. love, love, love the last photo.

epe said...

it's a fantastic idea! i'm in!

Caroline said...

See you there Jane! Love all your photos, makes me want to go back to Amsterdam now : )

Pfefferminza said...

Hellloo Jane,
I also do love Amsterdam and your pictures are so very nice. They catch the atmosphere and the people of this city perfectly!!!...by the way, I am still a fan of corner view and I still love to be a member of it but unfortunately often I don´t have any time to make some nice pictures...but I promise to participate again!!!
Hugs, *britta*

Dorit said...

Great, great pictures!!! Springtime at it best. Would love to visit Amsterdam, never been there.

Susanne said...

Hey Jane,
the answer to your question;-)..yes, it´s my little hobby to make the puppetry. I´m pleased you like them:-).
Have a nice sunday :-)
Susanne

Di said...

I'd love to be there! Amsterdam is certainly one of my favourite cities! I'll be posting about Scottish people enjoying the sun this weekend (now there's something I can't say too often!) I am definitely ready for next week's photo corner - didn't quite get to the highest point in my town this week.....

lili scratchy said...

Hello,Jane!
Nice to meet you,thank you for your visit,
bye,bye

april said...

dear jane, i love your photos. and i'm definitely in love with the last one. they really capture the atmosphere like kristina said. next year in amsterdam? yes that would be great. wonderful idea. we've to do that. bacio*

Cris Siqueira said...

wow
i really wanna those fries!!
beijos jane!!

kyndale said...

Hey, did I miss what the corner view was going to be this wednesday?

Smiles,
Kyndale

Bonnie said...

Sounds great !

These photos are amazing !! Every single one of them !!

Simple pleasure said...

Beautyful photos!!

janis said...

Yes to that! Jane, the last photo is amazing...

kim said...

Sounds good to me. Your photos are beautiful!

Cabrizette said...

...+ + -- = ??? I stop to count !!! You win ! Nice photos toujours !!!

McGillicutty said...

OK Jane, I just left a comment on my post replying to you and said I didn't realize you were not Spanish... then I rechecked your profile and the first thing you say is that you've lived there for 17 years... I really need to be more attentive... thanks for stopping over at my blog...
Ali.

Joyce said...

I love the baskets in the first photo and the blue table in the other pic. The last one sings spring in Amsterdam. xoxo

sunnymama said...

A beautiful series of pictures! I really love the first picture and the bag of chips :)

denise said...

So beautiful. I love them all. We dream of long leisurely travel and living as we go as the boys get older...ahhhh.

Cate said...

these are wonderful, jane. i love the pots, but the last one is so super sweet. it looks like you had a blast.

Franny said...

Your photos are beautiful and romantic. My husband is Dutch. We've been to A'dam many times, but my pictures always look rainy and sad. When I show them to people, they say (with obligatory enthusiasm :) "ah..that's nice" but these are WOW! The colors, composition, the feeling, ahhh....now that's REALLY nice :+D

state of bliss said...

your photosare fantastic, Jane!

heidi said...

Oh my gosh, great photos! they look like they could be still shots from a movie or something... very lovely!

The Q Family Adventure said...

Wonderful pictures. I wish I can be there sometimes in a couple years.

-Amy @ The Q Family

MUS said...

super lovely pics of amsterdam!
and by the way i love the corner view idea!

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