This Sunday started off looking grey and miserable. The kind of Sunday you prefer to just stay at home, preferably in bed, listening to the raindrops knock on your window.
A Sunday you don't want to do anything
at all, but stay at home, with a nice cup of tea, some chilling music or a good film to watch.
Instead of doing any of the above, I took a shower and got ready to go to work. By the time I got outside, the sky had cleared up a bit, so I decided to grab my bike instead of the lousy tram.
By the time I got to the store it was actually a little warm. A friend of mine, Menno, was inside the store and I invited him to go grab something to drink in the cafe on the corner.
Sitting by the window, we were lost at one of Amsterdam's most beautiful corners. The Spring had started only two weeks ago, the sun was shining, people were happy and all smiling.
Tourists, daypeople, people in love, inhabitants, the homeless, bikers or just people walking their dog all came together at this point.
I absolutely love Amsterdam when it's like this. There's a certain atmosphere, smell, sound and vibe to the city when the sun is out. And not only when the Spring had just started; all summer through that
vibe is around.
It seems like the city is more quiet when the sun shines; we can't complain about the weather!
My best friend Sas said so as well last Thursday when we were doing some shopping. There's almost noth
ing better than Amsterdam on a hot summer day, when you've walked hours around the city on your flip flops, sunglasses on and then go people-watching at a terrace with the pleasure of drinking an Ice Tea or something...
It makes me wonder how "The Seven Year Itch" would have been if it had been shot in Amsterdam. I bet Richard Sherman wouldnt've gotten into trouble, cause everybody would stay home! ;)
I wish the sun would shine every day. Let the Summer begin!