Monday, August 9, 2010

Land of The Dam


So Ive just returned from my Holland- Czech trip, & it was overwhelming to say the least. Two extremely different cities, Amsterdam & Prague (or Praha).
Amsterdam is an very small city & like alot of european cities has a radial urban planning which simply means star-shaped radial streets extend outward from a center point which usually is a main square or monument. So that makes it hard to get lost.
Here's my list of must sees in Amsterdam:
1)The Van Gogh Museum
2)Rijksmuseum
3)The infamous Red Light District
4)The Coffee shops & actually one in particular "Dampkring" It's got extraordinary décor that makes Dampkring coffee shop stand out from the crowd, it was also used to shoot scenes from "Ocean's Twelve" & its also famous for its extensive "Menu".
5) Dont miss out on the amazing potatoes!!! yummmm
6)Nor the waffles!:)
7)AIR CLUB which was designed by one of my fave designers ever Marcel Wanders. Its design concept makes the clubbing experience sooo perfect & convenient for ppl like me who actually go to dance without a care.
8)FOAM Gallery for all the modern art suckers out there is a MUST. More on that in an upcoming post.

Here are some of my fave shots from Amsterdam.

Notice how the buildings are not straight


Bikes are the chosen mode of transport













5 comments:

saffarny said...

Phenomenal!! amazing colors n scenery.. what r we doing here again? :)

Amina said...

I dunno about u, but im saving up to go again:)))

Anonymous said...

love the shots non, my favourite is the one of you and your shoes (topshop?) and arrogant cat dress. i have a tendecy to photograph my feet bardo. you know that.

Amina said...

yeah actually shoes river island :D
Yeah i too have a habit of photographing my feet wherever i am, great minds think alike

TOOTA said...

aminaaaaaa i dunno if the country is that amazing or its the way u take the pics...

i loooooooooove each and every one of them begad next time i go to Belgium will definitely stop in Amsterdam..

i looooveee countries with old buildings begad..... ALEXANDRIA kanet el mafrood tekon keda begad :(