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Views of A Rooftop Terrace

I absolutely love my brother’s rooftop terrace.

He’s been working hard cleaning it all up, power-washing and sealing the wood, hauling out old plants and nurturing new ones. It’s going to be a gorgeous oasis right in the heart of the city and we’re already smitten.

Every chance we get us girls (bro’s fiance, Mum-in-law, sis-in-law) are here soaking up sunshine, reading good books, and gabbing away happily as we watch boats chug by on the canals below.

Terrace deck

Today we were up there and saw this chap across the way, hanging FOUR STORIES up in the air with nary a rope nor bit of scaffolding in sight as he painted the molding. Yipes! It made my stomach queasy just watching him.



Once he made it back inside without tumbling to the courtyard below, we settled back into our chairs with cups of lemony tea and disappeared into our books.

It was a perfectly lazy sunny afternoon.

Terrace flowers

Where is your favorite spot to escape to on an unexpectedly free afternoon?

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Keely - That pic of the man painting is making me nervous – and I know he made it safely inside! Feels like forever since I’ve had an unexpectedly free afternoon. But when I do taking a good book and heading to the beach (not on the sand but a little grassy area nearby) usually does the trick. Love the smell and sounds of the sea – I find it so relaxing.

Tomatoes on he Vine-velva - I love lazy days too. His rooftop terrace is a wonderful way to spend a day. Enjoy your time in Amsterdam. It’s a beautiful city.


Krista - It made me nervous too, Keely! I had to keep looking away then looking back to make sure he was still there! A grassy spot by the sea sounds wonderful. I’d love that too. 🙂

Krista - Aren’t they the best, Velva? I love Amsterdam very much. 🙂

Mia. - WOWWOwww and super cool!
I love wat ur bro is doing to the terrace and it sure must feel so amazingly good!
Oh the view, would love to sit with u guys and sip on coffee and gorge on cake right out there:-)))))
Happy weekedn my dear fren!

Faith - This is definitely the perfect place to enjoy a free moment!  So lovely with all the flowers and the cooling shades of blue.  I’m glad that man made it safely back inside, that would have made me nervous watching him!

Krista - Isn’t it looking great, Mia?! We’d LOVE to have you join us there!!! We’d have the best talks. 🙂

Krista - I’m so glad you like it too, Faith. It is truly my happy place these days. 🙂

Anonymous - Oh Krista, the rooftop terrace is awesome – the photos of the flowers are so nice, what colors!  I’d be a bit worried for your brother too – he’s done a great job tho! So happy for you 🙂

Dmarie - my favorite escape would be inside a book!!

Lauryl Lane - WOW. Gorgeous, Krista! On lazy afternoons I like to sit on my patio, too, with a cup of tea and a novel. But I’m thinking a trip to Amsterdam might need to be in my near future…

Jared and Breanne Mosher - Oh, these posts about Amsterdam make me so happy. I love that I can experience it all through your words and pictures! =)

I would love to spend a quiet afternoon by the ocean with a good book and a refreshing drink….=)

Fabuleuxdestinbrenna - Oh how pretty!!

Krista - Isn’t it fabulous, Tuula?! I love it here so much. 🙂

Krista - Mine too, DMarie!! I’m just about to crack open a new one and can’t wait. 🙂

Krista - Oh girl, if you come over here ANY time soon, please let me know! I’d love to go adventuring with you. 🙂

Krista - I’m so glad, Breanne! 🙂 Just wish you guys were here too. Wouldn’t we have the jolliest times? 🙂

Krista - So glad you like it, Brenna. 🙂

Anonymous - Cute!!  I love how the houses are so uniquely European.

Krista - I love that too, Cailin! 🙂 It makes me happy to look out any window and see them all lined up so beautifully. 🙂

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