Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sunday, Monday.


Last summer we  visited family who live in the beautiful city of Alkmaar. Here some photo’s I made there and the beach photo I took in a little village called Bergen.


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Alkmaar is a city full of canals, bridges and tourists as shown here.


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Rent a bike.


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That one summer day.


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Open the bridge.


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Just beautiful doors and windows and of course like everywhere, bicycles.



I am linking this post to Shadow Shot Sunday2 :

Sunday Bridges :

Mandarin Orange Monday :

Whimsical windows  Delirious doors :

Blue Monday :

Mellow Yellow Monday :

Mosaic Monday :


A big thank you to all the hosts.


Home and Lifestyle said...

Zowel Bergen als Alkmaar zijn erg leuk, we komen er niet vaak maar wel graag ;)!

Fijn weekend! Lieve groet, Ingrid

Lynne said...

Looks sunny and warm . . . we are in direct contrast. Enjoy your sunshine! As usual, really great photos . . .

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful, sunny day and such terrific, fun captures, Riet! We're having the same kind of weather here in Seattle, sunny, warm, but not too hot! We've broken all the records for the longest period without rain!! Looks like that will end, however, late next week! Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend!!

Filip and Kristel said...

Heel mooie collage.


Ralph said...

As the autumn temperatures are starting to go down, the beach scene is starting to look good again...the canals are beautiful too. A great looking city!

Down by the sea said...

Alkmaar looks lovely, I'm not surprised it is popular with the tourists.
Sarah x

Riet said...

Prachtige foto,s Riet.

Liefs Riet.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Riet
Another lovely glimpse into your life in the Netherlands.
I'm intrigued by the beach photo - can you please tell me about the shelters - are they because of wind or for privacy?

Doors and bridges have to be two of my favourite images.

Shane ♥

Giga said...

Dla mnie piękna Holandia zawsze będzie się kojarzyć z rowerami i kanałami. Miasteczko. które pokazujesz to potwierdza. Pozdrawiam.
For me the beauty of the Netherlands will always be associated with bicycles and channels. Town. This confirms that you show. Yours.

klaproos said...

wat heerlijk om een neus vol zon te komen halen hier lieve riet,
lekker samen op het strand:-)

je hebt gelijk, als het mij té moeilijk wordt ga ik er als een haas vandoor, en ga ik de volgende dag wel terug,
erg hé...
terwijl het zo simpel is,

lieve zondags groeten voor jou.


Anonymous said...

Mooie zonnige foto's van Alkmaar. Ik mis de Kaasmarkt, maar dat rijtje oranje fietsen maakt veel goed. :-)
Een zonnige zondag gewenst!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love your shadowy canal shots!

Shadowy Home for Critters

sissie said...

Hello Riet,
Thanks for capturing such a beautiful city to share with all of us.


sissie said...

Hello Riet,
Thanks for capturing such a beautiful city to share with all of us.


Martha Z said...

Love all the bike, looks like a great place for a ride.

June said...

Alkmaar is a lovely place dear Riet. I imagine you had a wonderful time while there with your family. How could you not? It is beautiful!!!
sending love...

Chubskulit Rose said...

Your photos makes me miss my place back at my country.

My Shadow Shot
Have a great weekend!

Christine said...

Oh Rietje, je hebt me een beetje verliefd laten worden op Alkmaar.
Daar wik ik volgend jaar ook graag heen, misschien een hotelletje boeken en dan lekker de stad verkennen.
bedankt voor de foto's.
Knuf Chrissie

Elna said...

Lovely summer pictures. Have a nice sunday.


Jenny Short said...

Wonderful photos, Riet. I love the bridges. Our beach was great, too, in September. xo Jenny

biebkriebels said...

Goed dat je erbij zet dat het maar een dag zomer was. Je zou bijna denken dat het hier elke dag mooi weer was. Alkmaar is een leuke plaats om te bezoeken.

Giga said...

Dziękuję, że mnie odwiedziłaś dzisiaj. Zrobiłaś miłą niespodziankę. Pozdrawiam.
Thank you that you visited me today. You've done a nice surprise. Yours.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, with all that sun you need some shadows. :)

namaki said...

thanks for the tour ... looks like a nice little town !

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the boat and the waterway, a fun way to travel! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

EarthAppleJane said...

Fabulous photo of the orange bikes to rent! And what a beautiful place. I love the bridge opening up for the canal boat to pass through. What a lovely way to see the town.

Patti said...

What a lovely town that is! It has a lot of classic architecture..I'm here from Whimsical Windows.

I didn't get to do Shadow Shot Sunday this week! Too busy I guess.

Anonymous said...

Love all those orange bikes for rent! Beautiful watery scenes, and the drawbridge is pretty cool.

Chris Twyman and Angela said...

the bikes standing waiting seems to create a narrative for the imagination.

Powell River Books said...

Love the drawbridge. Tourists really like the area. I'd love to visit that beach. - Margy

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful series...the beach shots are lovely. i'd love to visit the drawbridges someday.:p

greet's foto's said...

mooi,en gezellig.Alkmaar ben ik nog nooit geweest,zo zie je maar,er is nog genoeg tezien in Nederland.

alles goed met je.

lieve groetjes greet

lina@happy family said...

Came from Blue Monday.
Very wonderful town. Enjoying your shots!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love these water views! And so many tourists crammed on the bridge!

Simply Delicious said...

Beautiful photos.

Fruity Roll

Ann said...

those orange bikes, nobody will steal them

SmilingSally said...

What a lovely place. I'll bet you enjoyed your time there.

I look forward to reading your comment on my blog.

Happy Blue Monday, Riet.

M.C. Diana Degadong said...

Beautiful pictures indeed especially those yellow tent at the beach, perfect to hide from the sun :-) Dropping by from MYM

Karen said...

Terrific captures! My FIL lived in the Netherlands for a while and he said it so beauitiful because everyone rode bikes!

Pie said...

Beautiful captures Riet.

My Blue Monday are here and here.

toby said...

What gorgeous views! I especially love that iron door - really lovely!

Kim, USA said...

Looking at the photos I already missed summer ^_^


Faye said...

The line of Rent-a-Bike vehicles is beautiful and very orange! Loved the other photos as well.

Ayala Art said...

Greetings from California! What a wonderful collection of photos, all of them beautiful. I like to take pictures of doors too.

Liz said...

Busy beach! Love your photos. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

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