The Adventures of Flat Stanley
This week I got to go
to another country again - it's neat here in Europe where all the
countries are pretty close to one another.
It turns out that the
next door neighbour's daughter, Nina, was travelling with some friends
to Amsterdam in the Netherlands for a few days and they kindly asked
me if I would like to come along. So I did.
It was great as you can
see from the couple of photos I have attached. The main part of
Amsterdam has a bunch of canals - in the centre of the city there
are three circles of canals which it is great fun to walk along
the side of or to take a trip in one of the boats. Although the
weather was a bit chilly, we had lots of sunshine and did spend
a bit of time walking around the centre. But, believe me! You sure
have to watch out because it seems that everyone else is riding
bicycles and you have to be on your toes!
|The two photos show you
some interesting features about Amsterdam. Firstly, you can see that
the houses are all very narrow but quite tall. This is because the
land is so scarce in the centre of the city so when they built their
houses they built them tall and narrow. Also, most of the buildings
along the canals used to be warehouses or factories or something because
they used to haul things out of the canal boats and then up into the
houses using ropes and pulleys from the very top.
Hope you enjoy these
photographs but your Uncle Greg also found a really cool web site
you can look at if you want. It is: http://www2.holland.com/amsterdam/gb/
and it has some 360 degree photos that you can look at and get a
feel for the city.
That's all for this week.
Who knows where I will get to next time.
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