Lunedi Lunacy

I thought for a bit of Monday morning lunacy I’d post a few photos from the trip that really don’t fit into any particular category except perhaps a touch of the lunatic.

First let’s start the morning off with a scattering of clouds. Not those beastly ones that followed us on the cruise but the way we wanted them to be: fluffy, light, and cheerful.

The hierarchy of the streets in Amsterdam are: first – bikes, second – pedestrians, and finally cars. And one thing that became apparent were the very creative parking spots for bikes in Amsterdam and Utrecht. And we can’t even manage a bike lane in Charlottetown – it would be too disruptive!

Oh come on we’re talking Amsterdam here! Of course there was going to be a photo like this. Though I was happy to hear that the Mayor is working to get rid of the “window shopping” aspect of the Red Light District.

And this monument in Bergen was a tribute to the enterprising seafaring men and merchants of Norway. Perhaps I’m just imagining it but I think I know what the young sailor’s enterprise is! And what commodity the older entrepreneur was seeking. Tom of Norway anyone?

You ever been blow ashore Billy?

I’d recognize an image of Josephine Baker from 100 feet away – I just didn’t expect to see one on a canal barge AirBnB in Amsterdam!!!!!

Even muttering “pigeon pie” didn’t make this kit of the feathered rats move!

And to close the post an inscription on a bench in the Italian Garden that Prince Albert had created as a tribute to his wife Victoria. It brought a smile to my face. A left click will enlarge it.

September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day and I’ll just let each of you celebrate in your own way!

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

7 thoughts on “Lunedi Lunacy”

  1. A great collection! I used to fantasize about living on a houseboat on a canal in Amsterdam… and Tom of Finland. Not living ON Tom of Finland… but, well, you know what I mean.

  2. Love your photo journal. The Musard is not a ‘floating barge.’ She is a small ship which was built during the 1920s in Normandy. She was built by a shipbuilder to serve as a place of entertainment for his customers, friends and family. After sometime, the original owner sold her to Norman Baronesse who also used it to entertain other royalty. When the Nazis invaded they took her from the Baronesse and used her their, I dare not imagine, entertainments. After the war it had various owners who used her mostly as a workboat. The current owners, then newly-wed Amsterdamers, found the Musard in a state of near ruin, still in Normandy. They chose it to be their home to be on the Prinsengracht. They towed it from Normandy to a shipyard outside of Amsterdam. They searched for and found descendants of the original builder. Those descendants had photos of the Musard as she was first created. The Amsterdamers used those to guide their recreate of her. When she was finished the couple moored her on the Prinsengracht in the Jordaan and, after a place became available, in the Negen Straatjes, where she sits today.
    The Amsterdamers created two beautiful children on the Musard. You can imagine from their story what wonderful people they are.

    1. Many thanks for your comment – extremely interesting. I will check for a few other photographs I have of it and perhaps using your information do a bit more on it.

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