Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-07
had to post a picture of, what we were told
are called the ‘bicycle flats’ (background).
Thousands of bicycles are stored there each day.
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.
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?
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.
Amsterdam is just under 5 degrees east.
Many buildings had these hoists at the top.
Furniture is hoisted up via these hoists due to
limited space inside.
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.
“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.
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.