Reporting from Haarlem in the Netherlands

We got here last Monday. We’ve been strutting our stuff ever since.

The weather hasn’t been what I expected – VERY cold wind from the north, temp in the 40’s, two showers of which one had hail or snow. The weather hasn’t stopped us. All my walking in water has paid off – I walked 14,500 miles one day.

Food? It’s been great. The coffee is superb wherever you get it.

Photos? Between us we have taken over a million!!!!!!!

Haarlem – which is where we are staying – is a hop step and a jump from Amsterdam. The city dates back to the 1600s. One building on our street – which is split by a canal – is dated 1696. There’s interesting stuff everywhere. This mini selection might give yo a sense of what one sees on a simple walk in any direction.

What I am going to look like after my visit to the tonsorial artiste

What I am going to look like after my visit to the tonsorial artiste

Typical old fascia -this one dates back to the 1700s - note the oxen pulling the cart

Typical old fascia -this one dates back to the 1700s – note the oxen pulling the cart

Espalier tree - one of manyEspalier tree - one of many

Espalier tree – one of many

Detail on door

Detail on door

Amazing door adornment

Amazing door adornment

 

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