Here are some of the photos, but I have to apologise for them, for the first time I have taken a group of photos that I find universally flat. No lift or life. Hmmm. I am not sure why. I am not sure if it is the lower northern sun, or if I was feeling happier than it looked, so my internal image of how the photos would look do not match up with the actual images, or if it is just the greyness you get as you get further North. Possibly a bit of all of that, also I had very little time, so I spent most of the time peering around rather than waving the camera around.
Here they are, and I am sorry they're not better.
The main drag away from the central train station was insanely busy on my first day, and I swear every other person had a big cone of these fries. These were my lunch. Mayo seems to be the standard with fries there. I have to confess, I have had better fries, but they were pretty good. I had hot sauce as well.
If you look carefully at this doorway, that's plain old cash coming out of that horn of plenty. No messing around with corn and squashes...pass the coin please.
Canals everywhere, they are lovely and more peaceful. They create some space in the city as well.
Bikes and lanes and coffee shops. That sums up a lot of the life there.
The houses all looked strangely wonky. Some lean here, others there, never quite straightened up. A few too many I guess. It is Amsterdam.
I just loved this, it also displays how amazingly good EVERYONE's English is, from older people on the trains right down to the kids. Astonishing. I have to go back and see what they do in the schools. Spain should send a delegation.
Houseboats. You can just imagine how I feel about that as a lifestyle option. *sigh*
This finally. If you cannot read it clearly, this is toilet seat cleaner. Get yourself a little TP, put it underneath, it sprays on some disinfectant, wipe away, and your all set. I am still not quite sure what I think of this. I do have to say that I had the sh*t shelf they have in the toilets. They bowl is designed so that after you have a dump it is sitting there, high and dry ready for inspection. A little too much information thankyouverymuch.
Spanish toilets are dark and narrow, once the paper goes in, you pretty much cannot tell if anything happened at all. It doesn't smell as much either.
I think I should put another photo after this so I don't end on the smell sentence. Or not.