Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Train Ride Back to Bruxelles

Another train on a parallel track

View of the amazing countryside that I got to enjoy

Beautiful evening on the train
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Bike with a big front basket (it's covered here, though)

Old Porsche

Beautiful pic- turned into a beautiful day after so much rain!!

More Tulip Stuff

Vase for tulips- the rich liked each flower to be separated.

Text about the insane price of tulips (Shout-out to Ryan!)

More about the tulip-craze

The second-half
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Gotta get your pic at the Anne Frank House

Better pic

The Tulip Museum!!!! I loved it.

Photos of tulips
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Bike and Homomonument

Bike with basket where dogs, children, and packages ride

Text of the homomonument dedicated to people oppressed for their homosexuality- Amsterdam is verrrrryyyy gay-friendly.

One of the pink triangles of the monument

Another one (There were 3 total)
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Flowers, of course!

Pretty flower on the street

Better pic

Lighter color

Cool variety
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After Brunch

Pretty house with great flowers

Pic of the garden area

Ashes-like cat in an advertisement

The Van Gogh museum! It was wonderful. No pics allowed, but I got lots of postcards of my faves.
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Jazz Brunch!

The Hotel where we had Sunday brunch

Beautiful decor and unlimited champagne!

Beautiful stained glass windows with birds

The jazz musicians
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Canal Tour 4

Typical houses with a houseboat in front

Beautiful dark brick place with flowers

Attempt to take a pic of the hooks on all the houses

Here we go- a better view of the beams with hooks. All houses have these to help with moving furniture, etc. since they can't use the curvy circular staircases.
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Canal Tour 3

Neat draw bridge

A look down the tunnels

The residence of all of Amsterdam's mayors

I liked the dark brick houses
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Canal Tour Cont'd

Ole replica of a ship that sank on it's maiden voyage

Cool floating Chinese restaurant

I liked this little boat

Intricate lamppost, if you can see it
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