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Black and White Wednesday: Grey Amsterdam

I’ve had some sort of wretched flu the last five days, but today I plucked up my strength, bundled warmly in jeans, sweater and scarf, and went for a walk on a very grey but oh so beautiful Amsterdam day.

I’m so glad I did.

Although I’m camera-less these days – a rather crazy story I’ll have to tell you about later 🙂 – I have my trusty phone with me, and managed to capture a few shots of Amsterdam in the Jacob van Lennepkade area.

I was so pleased when I turned them black and white instead of color. Don’t some of them look like stills from an old WW2 movie, or something out of an old history book? This is my familiar neighborhood, but removing all color made it brand new again. 🙂


Amsterdam bikes

canal house

What’s the first thing you like to do when you start feeling better?

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Rosa May - Beautiful black & white pictures!



Krista - Thank you so much, Rosa! You inspired me with your gorgeous shots. 🙂

missmallory - Love these shots! And they’re extra incredible considering they were taken on a phone! Absolutely gorgeous! I would so love to visit Amsterdam one day. Lucky lady (not for the flu, but because you’re able to amble around such a beautiful city once health returns!) x

Krista - Oh, you would LOVE it here, Mallory! The weather is very similar to Bellingham and it’s the perfect walking city. There’s something wonderful and interesting every few feet. 🙂

Baker Street - Gorgeous clicks K! 

Krista - Thanks, luv! So glad you like them. 🙂 They make me smile too. 🙂

Barbara Williams - Love your black and white photos, Krista! And I do hope you’re feeling better! The first thing I like to do? Eat.  🙂

Krista - Thank you, Barbara! I am feeling better today after a lot of rest and hot tea and more rest. 🙂

Stevie - You’re quite right:  black and white images make things seem really new.  Your cityscapes look like the photos are antique. Really cool. Sorry you’re not feeling well.  I guess when I’m first getting better I like to start exercising again. That helps improve my energy and improve healing.

Andrea and John - Get out of bed, haha =) Unfortunately every time I’ve been to Amsterdam it’s been grey – we always seem to be there in the cold

Andi Perullo - So sorry you’re feeling under the weather! That’s no fun!!! Your phone takes some pretty fabulous pics!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - Just beautiful Krista! And you took these with a camera phone? Wow! 😮

Jeanne @ CookSister - I’m not feelin gbetter yet 🙁  Laryngitis or similar for the past 5 days – I’ve been a big miserable, croaky ball of phlegm!!  Isn’t it amazing how making a photo black & white can transform it?  Lovely shots!

Robin Davis - your pictures and writing are dangerous frient. I’m about to hop out of my chair at work, put in my two weeks and hit the road!

Rajasthan Tours - Excellent post . beautiful pictures in black & white

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