This was a day to be out! Thank you Sun for warming up the wet winter and bringing your bright light to the Streets and parks of Amsterdam. At the moment many people are having a cold or being ill, staying indoors. This kind of day gives hope of a spring. There seems to be no fun for waiting for the winter anymore in this part of Europe. At the park the purple crocuses are forcing themselves up from the underground world. I know today was just a little teaser, because the weekend will be rainy again.
I like to have a little adventure every now and then. This means I will just take a bus or a tram and look if there are some new spots to explore in the "Nature parts' or "Urban parts" of the City. When it get's warmer with less risk of "waterfalls", the bike will be more handy. From the tram it is easy to look at the beautiful houses or some interesting spots to check out. Today I wanted to be a tourist in my home town and took the first bus that came. It went deep to West and I stepped out near the Erasmuspark in "Bos en lommer", a part of town with a multicultural feeling. I like to get a good picture of a place where I live. I want to find something interesting in places that you would not first think they exist. I want to make sometimes a trip in everyday life, enjoy the journey and keep my eyes open for surprises.
|The layout of the park.|
Every park in Amsterdam has at least one playground for the kids and there is usually a place where to play football. There are plenty of benches to sit on or in the summer time you can just have a picnic on the huge grass fields. In the winter everything looks so open and the park is directly connected to the outside life. I am looking for the green season when the view will be totally different and you don't see the houses and streets so clearly anymore. Then every park will be like a green oasis.
The coolest found in "Bos en lommer" was the multifunctional cultural Centre called "Podium mozaiek" with a nice program of music, theatre, dance, art, photos and more. At the ground floor you can eat or just have a coffee in a cosy restaurant/cafe. The house itself is a beautiful, white contrast compared to surrounding, brown apartment houses and a busy street on front of it. Every weekend between 10 and 15 the traditional turkish breakfast will be served. I will have to try this out one weekend. That is what I love in Amsterdam. There is culture everywhere and you can find some contrasts to spice up your life.
Inviting in the late afternoon...
Inviting in every ancle and also in black&white.
|At the moment there are photo-portraits of "immigrants who found their way to live in the Netherlands"to see in the Cafe. Nice photos by Negin Zendegani. The exhibition is called " Geluk Zoeker" ( trying to find luck).|
Super day! I recommend also to check out not so well known corners of this town. After seeing the canals and the touristic high lights, it is refreshing to see something with other character.