Sunday, October 21, 2018

Bicycling In Amsterdam

We relish the spectacular sunny days of autumn, when the trees are dressed in bright colors, but let’s face it, autumn has its share of gloomy, chilly, damp days. Residents of Amsterdam are used to this. A sunny day can suddenly turn into a torrential rainstorm. Bicyclists find themselves pedaling through sleet, as clouds sweep in off the North Sea. Being a less hardy soul, I clutch my umbrella and stand on the bridge admiring the shining bricks, the more saturated colors of the trees and the texture of raindrops in the canal. They pedal on, intent on their destinations.