What Kind of Coffee Do They Serve Here?

Some of my readers will know right away that this “coffee house” sells more than coffee and that’s why there is an age restriction. I was looking at the photos I took in Amsterdam a few years ago and decided to post this. What do they serve here besides coffee? They serve pot in a…

10-20-09 Seeing Red: Amsterdam

If you were hoping for a photo of the famous “red light” district of Amsterdam, sorry. I’ve heard that taking photos there can be very risky – the women working there want their privacy protected. Instead, here’s a photograph of a fairly typical dwelling in Amsterdam – very narrow and several stories tall. You can’t…

08-23-09 The Sirens of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is known for many things, including coffee bars that sell marijuana brownies, and young ladies that sell . . . well, I’d just as soon not mention it. These ladies were selling lingerie and leather goods. I and my friend Billy didn’t succumb to any of the temptations of Amsterdam, other than the great…

07-17-09 Centraal Station – Amsterdam

Scott P and I were waiting to catch the morning train to Paris. As busy as this train station is, I was struck by the peacefulness at the moment I took this photo. As I look at the picture, I am also drawn to the fact that the golden morning sunlight streaming in the windows…