Friday, July 17, 2009

Around Amsterdam

Oh beautiful Amsterdam... While I adore its narrow brick buildings, some prefer to live on houseboats. What would you choose?

And I am happy to present you the New Thalys, which one takes at Amsterdam's spectacular (above) Central Station. With its red and purple seats, and its sleek design details, this New Thalys makes the Thalys even better.

Visit again this weekend, for some shopping on Staalstraat...

20 comments:

Simply Mel said...

A narrow brick building, please!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Good, that leaves the houseboat for me and my rabbits.

The Clever Pup said...

I have a dream of houseboats and geraniums and brunches on the canal.

Mary-Laure said...

D MOLL - the bunnies in a houseboat! Ha! I can imagine them... Do you know I once saw a dog on a canal in Amsterdam, clad in a yellow life jacket?
The bunnies would need one, too.
Or can they swim?

CLEVER PUP - it's true, there are just so many geraniums around this wonderful city!
And brunch, yes, a Dutch brunch, with local cheese, good dark bread, muesli, fresh orange juice... Yum.

Spangler Cummings said...

Oh...a houseboat...and I will only wear paint-stained over-sized clothes...and paint on unstretched canvases that I can lay on the floor...making abstract impressions of the water, the sky and the movement. When can I come?

If Jane said...

amsterdam is a beautiful city...can't wait for the shopping trip...;)))

Mary-Laure said...

SPANGLER CUMMINGS - I am sure this city would inspire you with its beauty and energy.

J Elaine said...

Nice. The new Thalys is the new BLACK!

A World in a PAN said...

A flat overlooking a canal in the last floor of a brick building!

Mary-Laure said...

J ELAINE - your comment made me laugh out loud!

Debra said...

I love the charming bulidings. Very snazzy train seats! I love travel and have not yet been to Amsterdam~ this may need to go on my list for the next trip.

French Blast said...

Amsterdam is really an amazing city!
Very nice photos btw :-)

Roxana said...

i simply love Amsterdam's colours! thank you for a beautiful post that makes me nostalgic...

Sam said...

Houseboat for sure! Love the architecture of Amsterdam - so distinctive, isn't it? P.S. Where's your young fella? Has he stayed in Paris?

Mary-Laure said...

ROXANA - nostalgic? Have you lived there maybe?

SAM - yes, Benjy stayed in Paris while I was in Amsterdam. But he's been there before and was very successful with the locals!

Annie said...

A house boat, of course :-).
I love that Benji is traveling with you!

Tina said...

What an enjoyable vacatin you and Benjy are having. Did he visit Amsterdam with you?

Mary-Laure said...

ANNIE AND TINA - actually, Benjy stayed in Paris with my mum. But he has visited Amsterdam before, walking by the canals, and he had great fun there! The Dutch just loved him!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

When in Amsterdam...
I'd choose the boat.

Marci said...

Oh, sin duda es una de mis ciudades preferidas. Me iría ahora mismo a vivir allí...si pudiera.
Benjy es un perro global no?? para trasladar a mis gatos lo tengo muy complicado, se ponen enfermos (son muy territoriales).
felices vacaciones!