Thursday, 1 January 2009

Fuyu no moya

Since I didn't make it too late last night, I woke up at a normal time. After breakfast I went for a walk. The fog was thick over the city and I thought it would be nice to make a few photos of the mist over Frankendael.

quiet morning / the weight of snow / before the snow

The restaurant was closed, so no coffee stop here.

frankendael villa

This father and daughter were actually the first people I saw on my walk. Amsterdam was still in coma.

first steps

This is the Middenweg at 10:25. No cars, no trams, no people.

middenweg at 10:25

On Steve Bikoplein somebody had stencilled 'δεμοκρατια', demokratia in the middle of the square where the fountain once stood. The fountain was removed a couple of months ago and last week the council placed signs there for the kids that play on the square that said "don't play in the fountain"... What ignorant council member approved of that? δεμοκρατια at work…

δεμοκρατια / demokratia

The rest of the day I sat at home doing nothing much.


Juf Jo said...

Amsterdam without any people, ah that's the way I like it!

Renate said...

Winter haze - that is some picture even without the haiku. Or is it the other way round?

A happy and healthy New Year to you, Kees, from Schatz and myself.

Anonymous said...

Happy and healthy new One, Kees !
viki !

Suzi said...

Happy New Year, Kees.
All the best for 2009.
Suzi x