There is something absolutely charming about Amsterdam, a beauty so simple that it can not be rivalled.
When I look at these photos, it`s exactly this beauty that makes me feel extremely nostalgic and comfortable at the same time.
Nostalgic, because the photos remind me of those days when I would walk aimlessly through the streets of the city, chasing sun rays on cold Autumn afternoons. Comfortable, because they point towards a state of mind that I`ve grown so familiar with.
They also make me realize just how unique Amsterdam is. Unlike in other cities, one could / should never feel alone here. The cosiness of the brick-made streets, the transparency of houses, the chit-chat tendencies of people – all these are making Amsterdam feel like home to me!
I think these photographs – which I gathered from random lovers of Amsterdam on Flickr – are effortlessly showing the special kind of beauty and the state of mind Amsterdam is exuding.
There really is no other place like Amsterdam, isn`t it? …