I had a walking attack today... I decided to walk to the ABC bookstore on Spui. The weather was pretty warm; when I got to the bridge across the Amstel near Weesperplein there was water spouting all over it to cool down the asphalt.
I walked down Utrechtsestraat.
Turned left on Prinsengracht and walked across Amstelveld where in front of the church somebody had spraypainted a text on the ground.
Then onto Reguliersgracht towards the Thorbeckeplein.
On Thorbeckeplein the British bank-holiday trippers were attracted by the Aussie promise of warm beer and lousy food.
Those tourists who weren't swilling beer were walking slowly or blocking the way on the Singel flowermarket.
After buying my books at ABC I walked towards the Oudezijds Kolk.
Passing by Captain Zeppo's I kept going to Oudemanhuispoort, the secondhand bookmarket. I hadn't been there in years; my father had a market stall there when I was a child and I remember it being much busier.
I walked through Staalstraat to Waterlooplein, where according to Joerie's comment on Flickr (click on the photo) I just missed her by minutes. By this time my ankle started to hurt so I took the #9 tram to Tropenmuseum.
Sitting down for only 5 minutes in the tram seemed to do the trick since my ankle didn't hurt anymore when I walked through the Oosterpark.
I had a drink on the Maxwell terrace, got a Kai Pad Med Mumuang take-away from the ThaiCoon (I only ate half of it and kept the rest for tomorrow) and went home.
For later tonight and tomorrow there's a forecast of thunderstorms and rain. Looking out of the window I could see the clouds gathering. Every now and then I remember to take photos where I bracket the f-stops up and down the scale. You can then combine those photos to an HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. The photo below is a composite of 5 photos: -4, -2, 0, +2, +4 f-stops.
On the photo the sky looks like lightning could start any minute but that is an artifact of the HDR processing. It does show the sort of tricks you can do with HDR.