While the canals of Amsterdam certainly drew my attention during my visit last fall, there were other scenes which caught my eye. Amsterdam is an old city with much character. I could easily spend a few weeks giving myself a photograph challenges to enjoy. Given my short visit as a tourist, I did manage to capture many photos of details that stood out - from the yellow clogs used as signage or decoration, to interesting statues and stone reliefs on walls decorating old canal homes, to small things like a discarded chess piece.
|Always look up as you will see some pretty cool things - this bust was adorning one of the walls in the Nine Little Streets shopping area.|
|Like a gargoyle, this stone relief graced one of the buildings in the canals outside of the Centrum.|
|I loved this funky way of using decorative wooden clogs on one of the homes in the Jordaan area.|
|The wall reliefs outside of Amsterdam's City Archives made for a perfect black and white photo.|
|The day I took this photo I was having a cat day: hearing a cat meowing in one of the buildings I passed; passing the Cat Museum and then this little fellow - a decorative cat climbing a dramatically painted building.|
|I could spend hours staring and photographing the details of the Ryjskmuseum. Here are two statues reclining against one of the windows of the museum. Looks like they need a bit of a touch-up and restoration, but still, very impressive.|