Ah! The Sun!

The weather has been glorious the last week and looks to continue for at least another 5 days.  It’s been sunny and warm and gets warmer every day.  This kind of weather is rare enough that when we have it everyone, and I mean everyone, goes outside.  People eat outside.  They drink outside.  They sit outside everywhere.

Every day I bike through the city center on my to work and back.  I bike around the Nieuwmarkt which is a big square with a large old building in the center (with a bar and restaurant) and bars and restaurants on all sides.  Just around the corner is Amsterdam’s China town.  And around that corner is the Red Light District.  But back to the sun….

I took a couple of photos on my way home yesterday.  Here’s one side of the Nieuwmarkt:

People will set up tables and chairs just about anywhere they can find the smallest space off the street.  This photo was taken just to the right of Elandsgracht:

These days we have the doors and windows open til late at night and tonight we’ll take the winter bedding off and put on the summer bedding.  I’ve put my winter sweaters away and gotten out my summer skirts.  Summer is finally here!

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