Days Like This

11.09.2009



As a very worthy counterpoint to the day of October 20th ("Days Like These" entry), Sunday November 8th was a banner day here.

It was spent mostly in the Vondelpark, Amsterdam's version of the great urban park (see Park, Central, Royal, Mount, and Domain, Auckland, as well as any number of other well-planned and inspiring city green spaces). "Vondel" means walk, just FYI.

During the summertime, it is packed with Amsterdammers and tourists alike, vegging, picknicking, running, tripping, cycling, or listening to an outdoor concert. And often doing all of the above simultaneously.

Now that fall has arrived, the ponds and pathways are limited to a few tai chi'ers and chai tea'ers, as well as a fair number of joggers and locals cutting through the park on their way home from downtown.

Although rain is prevalent here in November, and wind even more so, Sunday morning provided a perfectly clear, breathless, 10-14 degree day.

Below is a walking photo album... as always, click on each picture for a bigger image.
































8 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful shots Funny--looks like your own piece of paradise. hope you are having the time of you life.

Whits

Jeff Funnekotter said...

Thanks Jeffrey. Great day for sure...

Saskia said...

Beautiful, Jeff. Thanks for the link. I will share with the family for sure.

melissa said...

Beautiful pics Jeff. Has a surreal almost mystical feel to it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeff,
Vondelpark is so beautiful. It feels like just yesterday that we were taking the same pictures. The weather looks about as nice as it was for us too. Hope your trip is going well.
Terri & Bryan

Jeff Funnekotter said...

Thanks Terri, Bryan, Melissa - it was a pretty surreal morning (and not in the stereotypical AMS way)... just perfect light and weather.

Lenok said...

Nice pic.

Mark Benson said...

I am amazed to see what a trip to Auckland can give in return to its visitors. The places are simply stunning. The beauty in the picture speaks for itself. Next year I plan on going for holidays; Ill definitely take a flight to Auckland.