I met Lori in Frankfurt where she was on a two month assignment for the Stars & Stripes newspaper. We had a few hours to roam around a plaza in this city.
I took the time while in Frankfurt to shoot "doorways" which was the photographic challenge from the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis due on the following week.
Lori and I took a hi-speed train from from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. There are canals throughout Amsterdam. Aside from these waterways, bicycles are probably the most dominant mode of transprotation.
Here's a canal not far from our hotel in Amsterdam.
Besides canals, Amsterdam is known for a number of things including wonderful museums. This paining by Vermeer is in the Rijksmuseum.
Here's something else that Amsterdam is famous for - its red light district.
Even the police in the Red Light District are blonds.
Okay, back to the canals.
There are out door urinals for men throught the city. Here's one being used by a man on his way to his bachelor party.
This is my last canal photo in Amsterdam. I took the photo from a canal bus that stops at tourist destinations throughout the city.
Just a group of kids looking out their window. If Amstedam isn't famous for its kids, I think it ought to be.
There is an awful lot of graffitti in Amsterdam. Of course I could use this photo for my club's "doorway" challenge.
This canal isn't in Amsterdam. For our trip back to Frankfurt, I rented a car and stopped by the town of Delft. Their canals certainly differ in color.
If you look closely, you'll see one of the ducks in the crook of my arm.
Of course, Delft is famous for its pottery. Here's the showroom for a factory Lori and I visited.
Here's a shot of one of the artists painting a piece of pottery in the Delft factory.
Like most European cities, Delft also has it plaza. A nice place to end the tour.