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Amsterdam Photo Tour — Part 2

Amsterdam, Netherlands

This week in next I’m taking a mini-vacation from blog article writing, and concentrating on just presenting photos of Amsterdam, Netherlands this week and next and Copenhagen, Denmark the following week.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy the show:


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Amsterdam Photo Tour — Part 1


I’ve been blogging articles a minimum of thrice weekly since January 3, 2011, so it’s time to take a break before beginning in earnest our next trip, which Ursula and I took August-September, 2017. That trip began with a flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands, where we spent a few days, then continued on to Switzerland to visit the in-laws, followed by a flight to Copenhagen, Denmark. In Copenhagen we spent a day visiting familiar sights before  catching a cruise ship for back-to-back cruises that would take us through the Baltic region and Scandinavia before continuing on the second cruise across the Atlantic with stops in Iceland and St. John’s, Newfoundland.

As such, for the next two weeks I’ll be presenting with minimal text select photos of our August, 2017 visit to Amsterdam, followed by a week of Copenhagen photographs. After that, we’ll begin our journey in earnest with stops to Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia (where we toured for two days); Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Gdansk, Poland; Skagen, Denmark; Kristiansand, Norway; Stavanger, Norway, Invergordon and Inverness, Scotland; Reykjavik, Akureyri, and a visit into the countryside of Iceland; winding up in St. John’s.

So, four weeks from today watch for our Baltic-transatlantic trip aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas. Until then, please enjoy two weeks’ worth of Amsterdam and another week of Copenhagen photos:


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Fun Photo Friday — 54 Days at Sea; New York Favorites

Times Square

Today is the last of my 54 Days at Sea series.


  • I’ll be returning to travel photography a week from Monday, but next week I owe fans of my firearms reviews some long-overdue articles. So, if you’re more into travel, cruises, and photography, I’ll see you the week after next.
  • The week after next I’ll take you on a tour of the Baltic area, and during that series I’ll even throw in my recipe for pirozhki (piroshki — a Russian meat pie) when we take a look at Saint Petersburg, Russia.

 So, until then, let’s take one last look at New York City as we bid farewell to 54 Days at Sea aboard MS Prinsendam.

1 Bleeker Street, the Bowery

Yellow Taxi at East 14th and Broadway

880 Broadway; W. & J. Sloane Store Building

Flatiron Building

Kickin’ Back in Times Square

Empire State Building from near East 23rd and Broadway

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