Monday, December 20, 2010
Amsterdam snow daze
Two heavy snowfalls in three days and the city is covered with the stuff. But this does not deter the Amsterdammers from riding their bikes. In fact, you get the sense that some of them relish it, defying the elements. The paths have been cleared, though they're still rather slushy and look hazardous to me--I'm not quite ready to attempt them. But I have been walking in the snow, admiring the scene.
Wandering around the east side (Oost) and the city seems even more magical than usual, with only the occasional car. Bicycles ride past soundlessly through the snowy streets.