Saturday, August 30, 2008

Doodad at Sunset

I look at this decorative bit of ironwork several times a day, wondering "What is that supposed to be?"

Friday, August 22, 2008

Birth Announcement

There was a birth in the neighborhood. We know this because a 6-foot tall stork is advertising the fact outside the shop downstairs. And it looks like twins!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Best Billboards

I just love this series of billboards. The pups are adorable and the way they are destroying their own ads is just perfect. Translation: "Max still has a lot to learn. Help him become a guide dog."Sam has a way to go as well.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Odd Perspective

This strangely proportioned leopard looks down from a doorway on Zeedijk.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Because I've been slow posting lately, here's a big bunch from Hartjesdag. This is a traditional festival wherein regular Amsterdam folks of all kinds embrace the joy of drag, with varying results...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Out in the Country

Back in Iowa for a visit, I drove over to Kalona for an old-school Scenic Sunday.

Nothing says "farmland" like a classic windmill, whether you're in Holland or Iowa. Read all about the history of the Aermotor, "the Cadillac of windmills." Hay field and clouds.
Mennonite family out for a drive.