Local Heart, Global Soul

July 27, 2019

Amsterdam, The City On The Amstel…

Oops! Today’s post went out without text (which I type separately into a word document because the WordPress programme sometimes decides to delete text just entered when you try to update) Apparently my brain melted in the recent heat and I forgot to add the text to the post. My apologies for the brain fade.
In today’s post from my 2017 visit to the Garderen Sand Sculpture exhibition i am in the painted “klompen” (clog) section that features Amsterdam. Wikipedia tells us: “Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands. Located in the province of North Holland, Amsterdam’s name derives from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city’s origin around a dam in the river Amstel. Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world in the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century and became the leading centre for finance and trade. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighbourhoods and suburbs were planned and built. The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam and the 19–20th century Defence Line of Amsterdam are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Sloten, annexed in 1921 by the municipality of Amsterdam, is the oldest part of the city, dating to the 9th century.

Wikipedia / Amsterdam /Province North Holland / The Netherlands

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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