Tulips from Amsterdam or is it a Postcard?

My great friend Diane and her husband Nigel
went off on their travels again .

Taking in Amsterdam amongst other places
 
They went to quite a few different towns , go and have a read!!!
They saw interesting places.
 
 


 Here we have  the intersection of the
 Brouwersgracht and Herengracht canals in Amsterdam.
 
 
Brouwersgracht is part of the canal belt connecting the Singel, Herengracht, Keizergracht and Prinsengracht and marks the northern border of the canal belt. 
 
The canal served as a site for ships returning from Asia with spices and silks, and  Brouwersgracht had many warehouses and storage depots for the ships inventories. Breweries were also prevalent in the area due to the access to fresh water shipments. Today the warehouses are now apartments, some of the most expensive in Amsterdam.,

Herengracht  is the first of the three major canals in the city centre of Amsterdam, and is named after the heren regeerders who governed the city in the 16th and 17th century. The most fashionable part is called the Golden Bend, with many double wide mansions, inner gardens and coach houses on Keizersgracht. Samuel Sarphati (1813-1868) lived at the house at number 598 and Peter the Great stayed at the house at number 527 during his second visit to Amsterdam.
 
Thank you Diane , looks like you and  Nigel had a great trip.
 
♥ ♥ ♥
 
 

Comments

  1. It is a long time since I visited Amsterdam. For some reason I didn't take many photos when I was there.

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    1. Hi CherryPie ..hope you are well. Such a long time since I visited too ..I wouldn't of taken any photos .I wasn't into photography then at all!! Took photos of my boys and that was about it. In fact I didn't even own a camera then .. used my husband's. Now my boys take the Mickey out of me .."take photos of anything" !!

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  2. Hi Anne glad that it has arrived safely. Soooooooo many photos to go through and I have not finished Poiters yet!!! Luckily the daily dairy has a small record if not much detail! Having a camera make one so much more aware of what is going on! Have a good week Diane xox

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    1. Lovely card and surprise ..Merci Diane.certainly does make you more aware of what is around you. :-) I am sure you took "hundreds" of photos , happy sorting, take care xox Anne

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  3. Hello again Anne, I've just had a good read about the canals of Amsterdam, most interesting, I didn't realise how many there are, amazing!
    Good and informative reading, thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes,
    Di xx

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    1. Hello Diane ..great to see you here again. hope you are feeling a lot better now. I am glad you read about the canals in Amsterdam. It is all very interesting and I love Amsterdam. Not been for years though. Glad to know that someone does look at my links too!!- take care ..best wishes xox Anne

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  4. Oh what a lovely virtual tour thanks, Amsterdam is still on my list of places to visit. :)

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    1. Hi Linda , your more than welcome . I think it must be time to go there , :-) I haven't been for years , know a few that have been back , and they have loved it.

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  5. Oh I visited briefly in my 20's so it must be time to return, thanks for the inspiration xx

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    1. Hello Lisa , I think it must be time for a return visit. I would love to go back but then I would love to go to lots of other places too!! xx

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  6. I have never been. But it is one city where I will visit!
    Have you ever counted your postcards?

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    1. Hi Rosa ,, I went a lot in the 80's , so I must be due a return visit. I am sure you would really like it. My friends did. :-) I did count my cards once, maybe to do it again!! x

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