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Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-07

Amsterdam-4, Netherlands

 
Still in Amsterdam and just…
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had to post a picture of, what we were told

are called the ‘bicycle flats’ (background).

Thousands of bicycles are stored there each day.

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Within close proximity to the bicycle flats is

the Amsterdam Railway Station a rather grand building I thought.

And While I was no closer than this image appears,

it is apparently in better repair the

Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station.

amsterdam_irish_0453During our wanderings up popped my (potential) relatives again.

An Irish Music Bar in Amsterdam.

 If anyone does know  could you let me know if there is

a large Irish heritage contingent in Amsterdam, please?

Or is this pub just a one-off thing?

 

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Many businesses had this type of sign on exterior walls.

I don’t know what Fred’s trade is.

Is it a typewriter he is hunch over?

I thought the number my have referred to longitude.

Alas!  No!

Amsterdam is just under 5 degrees east.

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 Many buildings had these hoists at the top.

Furniture is hoisted up via these hoists due to

limited space inside.

 

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As our day drew to a close I spotted these tea cups in an  eatery.

Popped my head in and asked if I could take a photograph.

Response.

“Yes that’s okay. (pregnant pause) It will only cost 5 Euros!”

My heart nearly stopped until I saw a big wide beaming smile

and a twinkle in the eye of the girl who answered me.

Left below.

amsterdam-cheerful_0607We were footsore, or I was, so MGW and I spent

way more than 5 Euros in Illys, Amsterdam that day and

had a nice chat with friendly staff.

After the initial shock of ‘it will only cost 5 Euros‘ had worn off,

it was a really nice interlude knowing that hard-working staff

still had time for some fun with patrons.

I smile each time I see this photo and think how wonderful it would be

if the whole world was as friendly as these girls were.

A credit to Illy.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

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7 thoughts on “Jo’s-Monday-Walk2017-Wk07_Amsterdam-4

  1. Oh what a glorious visit to Amsterdam, Jo. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us. All of your photos bring back lovely memories for me; while there I loved spotting all the hoists on the buildings, great to see that photo especially. Have fun!

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