To be honest, I had big photography plans for the Venice of the North. However, with all my luck, the day of visit came out as the coldest day of the Summer 2011, offering very strong winds, heavy rain, and 9 degrees Celsius (48 F) temperature in July! It was a “lot of fun” to hold an umbrella in one hand and a 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs) photo camera in another trying to focus on photo objects. Enjoy my rough weather street photography from Amsterdam, Netherlands! [smile]
Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. The current position of Amsterdam as capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is governed by the constitution of 24 August 1815 and its successors. Amsterdam has a population of 783,364 within city limits, an urban population of 1,209,419 and a metropolitan population of 2,158,592. The city is in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million. Its name is derived from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city’s origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighborhoods and suburbs were formed. The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam, located in the heart of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010. [Wikipedia]
Wonderful shots although it was a rough day there, each weather type has it’s charms, so does this type. Great series of photos, hopefully you can complete them one day with a sunny atmosphere to capture both scenes.
Yes, I really hope to get back to Amsterdam on a sunny day and show a bright side of this beautiful city ;) Thanks for stopping by.
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I especially love your shots with color–they need all that rain to keep those flowers so vibrant! Try to visit in April someday.
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Thanks, Emily! I was in Amsterdam for one day in July…. Who could expect it would be the coldest day of the summer [smile] I, definitely, plan to return.
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