Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Pics

Morning folks...sorry no crafty stuff to show today...spent the day yesterday washing and ironing and must admit I am feeling a little bit ropey this morning....probably picked up someone's bug on the flight home so just a few pics to share...I promise I'm not going to bore you with the hundreds of photos I took...

Multi storey parking Amsterdam style

was really disappointed in Amsterdam....grubby...run down looking and decidely tacky unless you wandered way back into the old town o the quaint canals and bridges...houseboats of every description and the strange assortment of buildings and romantic little cafes......
Den Haag is entirely different with it's beautiful historic and quaint buildings...round every corner a square full of restaurants and cafes with their outdoor tables...a great excuse to rest the weary legs and have a coffee and the fabulous appelgebak with slagroom (apple pie and cream) and who in their right mind came up with the word slagroom for cream.
The transport system is fantastic whether you are using trains..trams or buses and of course there are bicycles everywhere...they have right of way on the roads so you really have to concentrate when crossing because they seem to appear out of nowhere...running a car is really expensive in the Netherlands...yes even more so than here and everyone cycles...young and old and of course it's entirely flat...not even one tiny little hill.
Parliament Buildings in Den Haag
Street cafe

and can you believe that these are made out of sand...talking of sand...little sis will kill me for showing this one...beach cafe in Den Haag after delicious apple pie and yes slagroom.
Catch up with you all later
Hugs Kath xxxxxx