Vacation Post: Flemish Architecture

While I’m away, I’m posting some beautiful scenes of architecture from previous trips this year. This post is from my trip to Amsterdam and The Hague, where I blogged here and here about about the incredible design to be found there. What I didn’t include at the time were images of the buildings along our walks. Enjoy!

The lounge in the W Hotel, Amsterdam

The lounge in the W Hotel, Amsterdam

 

They call Amsterdam the Venice of the North -- so true

They call Amsterdam the Venice of the North — so true

 

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A tree sculpture outside the famous Rijks Museum

A tree sculpture outside the famous Rijks Museum

 

There are so many sweet details on the architecture, like the peach over this door, and its gridded windows.

There are so many sweet details on the architecture, like the peach over this door, and its gridded windows.

 

Not sure the picture does justice to the steepness of these narrow steps -- to climb them would be like to go up a ladder.

Not sure the picture does justice to the steepness of these narrow steps — to climb them would be like to go up a ladder.

 

No, I was not drunk when I took this picture. The building is actually leaning, while the wall on the right is perfectly straight.

No, I was not drunk when I took this picture. The building is actually leaning, while the wall on the right is perfectly straight.

 

How's this for graffiti?

How’s this for graffiti?

 

Modern sculpture at the very old Peace Palace in The Hague

Modern sculpture at the very old Peace Palace in The Hague

I’ll close with one of my fondest memories from the trip—a gorgeous bridge in the Vondelpark, which is Amsterdam’s equivalent to Central Park. You can just see all the padlocks there, or love locks—just like Paris’ famed Pont des Arts (before they were removed, at least!).

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