Sunday, 26 February 2012

icy wonderdam

Finally some icy pics. Hoorah. I was planning on posting them much earlier (they were taken a fortnight ago) but hey, ninja time flies.

Will you look at the shadows everyone is casting (on a frozen solid canal!) It was gorgeous. Overexposed and unedited telephotony does not do it justice.

It was just a quick snap moment from this privileged vantage point (not my apartment). I love the sound of klunen (walking on skates off the ice) on the city cobblestones.
We also stayed well clear of the winter wonderland circus that formed in the city centre and headed to the North of Amsterdam. Following pics taken around/on the Ij.
Next post, Barcelona in February. Winter sun from another corner of Europe.


  1. it looks so cold! wish i could have seen this in person.
    big hugs!

  2. Beautiful and unique. Apparently, even the canals in Venice froze, though I doubt there was any Hans Brinker on Silver Skates there! :)

  3. nice vantage point indeed!
    pretty bike too

  4. your phone does capture the magic of the frozen canals! and i LOVE that the dutch have a word for skates on cobblestone. awesome!!!

    the ij looks frigid. barcelona is a welcome change, i'm sure!

  5. brrrr! I'm freezing just by looking at it!

  6. Looks freezing, but also so beautiful!
    Love your bike moments! I miss my bike, so paradita en casa...

  7. Wow, wow, wow! It must be super cold there! I know it was when we were there a couple of years ago and the canals were NOT frozen! Eeeeek!

    On another note, I love the fact that there is a word specifically for the action of walking skates off ice.

  8. Lucky you (living in amsterdam)...
    I am warning, you: i might come one day !

  9. wonderful shots ...
    just read in the news that so many Dutch have been injured doing ice skating ...


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