Yesterday we started at the Noordermarkt, a market in the shadow of the Noorder Kerk.
Mark bought a handmade cloth summer cap from the man at this stall.
We visited the Amsterdam Historisch Museum to see the exhibits and paintings and to learn more about the history of this city. Here one of the massive group portraits is being restored or cleaned.
Here is a painting of the Noorder Kerk, where we went to the market!
Afterwards we went here – a little canal boat on the Singel.
De Poezenboot! A shelter for Amsterdam’s homeless cats.
Others need to be quarantined when the first arrive. There were kittens too.
By then it was mid-afternoon, so we went back to the apartment for a rest. Mark had been nursing a cold since the day before we left, and things didn’t seem to be improving.
We rested up and set out that evening for our canal dinner cruise.
We had an excellent view of the bridge.
We spent two and a half hours cruising all around Amsterdam’s canals.
Had lovely food. And wine.
The sun began to set.
On the way home I experimented with some night photography.
Many of the pictures turned out blurry because I didn’t have a tripod for the long exposure times – most of the time I leant my camera on the seats of bicycles chained to the canal railings.
It was way past our bedtime.