Sunday, February 1, 2009



Arriving at Amsterdam Central Station I walked into the newsagent and asked for a pack of cigarettes, a phone card and some tram tickets in (very rusty) dutch. A cigarette, a phone call and a metro ride later I arrived at Anouk and Johan's apartment on Sarphatistraat.

I am very fond of Amsterdam having lived there for twelve months. A beautiful old European city of canals and tightly packed brick buildings with impossibly steep steps and beautiful windows that also contains some of the best contemporary architecture and urban development that responds to contemporary conditions whilst maintaining the qualities of the old city center.


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