Falling through the ice

Falling through the ice on the corner of Brouwersgracht and Prinsengracht

This lady wanted to join her friend on the ice, but she should have done so by way of the boat.  The ice at the very edge near the stairs just wasn’t strong enough.

Oddly enough, after she got out she acted like she wasn’t even cold.  She and her friend walked off at a normal pace…

If that had happened to me, I would have gone straight to Cafe Papeneiland — which is at the same corner (Brouwersgracht/Prinsengracht — one of Amsterdam’s most picturesque spots).

In fact, after taking this picture I went there myself, and enjoyed a cup of good-quality coffee along with a huge piece of fresh-baked apple pie which — to my surprise — came with a very generous dollop of freshly-whipped cream.

Old Amsterdam in colorized photos

Photochroms of Amsterdam taken between 1890 and about 1900. Collected by the Library of Congress. No known copyright.

According to Wikipedia, “Photochrom … prints are colorized images produced from black and white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. The process is properly considered a photographic variant of chromolithography, a broader term referring to color lithography in general.”

Retro en Chic

© Copyright: DutchAmsterdam.nl · Terms of Use Amsterdam has a plethora of unique shops, boutiques, and outdoor markets. This one, Retro and Chic, is located in the Staalstraat — about halfway between the Waterlooplein fleamarket and Holland’s most expensive (in terms of rent) part of the Kalverstraat shopping street.