I took Pippo out for a short walk yesterday after dropping off some recycling and we wandered down a short, picturesque street that I’ve always enjoyed. Lots of older buildings and some classic Dutch architecture. This little corner particularly caught my eye. There’s just something about the simplicity of the brick arch and the beautifully weathered address sign that just appeals to me. I only had my camera phone with me, so it’s not the best quality. I really need to remember to take my regular camera with me some time. There are lots of lovely little bits and pieces to photograph on this one old street.
There’s a “Sundays in My City” blog theme that one of my fellow expats participates in each week. I thought I’d do one too this week. We had originally planned on going to a special autumn market taking place this weekend, but when Pippo realized we were going out, he thought he was going with us, as he has the past few weeks. In the end, we felt guilty, so we scrapped the market plan and took Pippo for a long walk instead. Well, it wasn’t as long as we originally planned. Although we started out the walk in bright, glorious sunshine (I even had my sunglasses with me), we ended the walk getting rained on most of the way home. Typical autumn weather, really.
We walked down Breedstraat toward the Oudegracht, and along the way, I saw a window with this street sign that caught my eye:
Please note that the photo is so washed out, because the sun was shining so blindingly through the trees at that point. Things soon changed once we got to Zwartewater, the area we decided to head to today. As you can see, the clouds were moving in quickly.
I managed to get a few photos of the spot I wanted to revisit.
Then, as I tried to get a few photos on the other side of the bridge, the rain drops started to fall.
We headed back home along the Zwartewater canal and saw a few more lovely spots along the way.
By then, the rain was really starting to come down. Perfect timing, since my batteries were also dead at that point. Typically, though, by the time we returned home, the sun was coming back out and it ended up being a lovely, sunny afternoon. I hope you’ve been enjoying your own Sunday, wherever you may be!