Happy Friday

Amsterdam in Sepia

Can you imagine life on a Houseboat
on the canals of Amsterdam?

Cruising down the canal, many 'residents'
have decorated their living quarters
with floating gardens and such.

There are hooks at the top of most buildings.
These are for moving furniture, as most door frames and staircases
are too narrow to move beds, couches, etc.
So they tie a rope to the hook and pull
mattresses up to the top floor through the window!

The famous Amstel Hotel.

Tug Boat Garden Home

Near the 'District'.
You know which one!

All photos by Nicolette Renee.
I'm thinking of making these postcards.
What do you think?

Happy Friday!
Happy Labor Day Weekend
to those in the States!


  1. Wow, that would be so cool to live there! I have always wondered about the hooks on the house, and now I know! Genius :)

  2. Wonderful photos and a very cool glimpse into a place I'd love to visit one day. Happy weekend! xo

  3. Gorgeous photos and yes, you definitely should make them into post cards! I have often thought it would be so great to live on a houseboat! Hope you have a fabulous weekend.


  4. The first one & the hotel one I think would make just lovely postcards!! Your soo lucky to have been able to take those pics! Hooks?? I dunno that looks so weird, maybe i've seen too many horor movies hehe.

    Hope u have a great holiday!! thank you soo much for your words of encouragement. Your a doll. It meant alot. =)

  5. Oh so so lovely....I would love to visit there someday...I teach at a school where a high percentage of the students are dutch...most have visited Amsterdam...so I too would love to go...even my daughter has been! I finally have a mention of your lovely blog on mine...sorry it has taken so long...and thanks again for the lovely award!

  6. I'm just drooling over these photos {desperate to visit Amsterdam}. Such beautiful shots. I think these would make fabulous postcards!


  7. Yeah I think they'd come up well as postcards. The houseboat idea could be fun. Interesting post honey, have a great weekend.

  8. Darling thank you so much for the lovely comment you posted for me. I am so proud to be among the first of your followers. I just noticed that you haven't joined my followers Luv, hope you get to it one of these days. Darling have yourself a fabulous weekend!!

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess ♥♥♥

  9. Beautiful...
    Love all the sepia brown tone!
    Lovely weekend to you dear...


  10. How gorgeous! You always give me the travel bug!

  11. These are lovely! I think they would be beautiful postcards!

  12. Ah! What gorgeous photos--definitely make them into postcards! Thanks for this lovely post. It made me feel very wander-lusty! :o)

  13. So charmingly pretty! Amsterdam is truly a city steeped in history, and these vintagey feeling photos really make you feel as though you're looking at this famed European destination (which I truly hope to visit one day myself!) as it would have appeared decades ago.

    Wonderful virtual trip, honey!!!

    Wishing you a splendid Labour Day weekend - big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  14. I think these would be great postcards, I love them all I cant believe that is how they move things, though I do always think how much easier it would be to hoist than to stuff through!! I know all about that from my recent escapades!!=D I am going to post my ten sites from the blog award you gave me...look for your name on there too!!!

  15. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos!
    No holiday here in Australia, you seem to have so many holidays over in the US!


  16. They would make such beautiful post cards, especially when enlarged!

    Lovely hook idea, thanks for sharing.

  17. Hello! I just stumbled upon your blog this evening. It is very intersting. I don't know if you'll find this comment, but I couldn't help saying that I saw many of these sights when I had the privilege to visit here in 1980. I think a set of postcards would be beautiful! Twyla


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