yesterday i clicked my ruby slippers and look where i landed…
Posted in amsterdam, mini trips, nature, pia's photos May 19th, 2008 by piablog



but wait there’s more!



and then i saw the sign to wagga…


… and I realised I’d been tricked – for all aussies know that wagga wagga is nooooooowhere near the ocean. What wonderful witchery was this? It’s a place called zaandvoort and is one of The Netherlands beaches, complete with beachside cafes bearing Australian flags. French Boy and I took the half hour train ride and hung out here all afternoon, lapping up the sunshine + sea breeze, and sipping wine. It was just what the doctor in me ordered (yes I’m known to self-diagnose and self-medicate on a regular basis). The pipelette in me ran riot, telling sydney seaside stories, and creating crocodile dundee-style legends.

Needless to say a few friends back home got a few late night text messages from me. I’m (sort of) sorry if I woke you guys.

I also spotted this little photo shoot, which I thought was rather magical…


Yep, I am happy now everyone – I know exactly where I can go to get a dose of home. I just won’t look at that strange fomey stuff that wobbles on the shore, and I’ll imagine the water is blue and not brown, and that the waves roll high and that the sand is golden and nice to the touch. Yep, nearly there. Thanks Holland, for creating a little home away from home just for me…


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  1. heidi says

    gorgeous photoshoot! Please post the finished pics!

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  2. Jill says

    Looks like you had a nice trip! And sunny too! I know what you mean abut the brown water :0…that was our impression of it too…it would have been nicer had it been blue, but hey, if you squint your eyes a little…

    May 19th, 2008 | #

  3. French Boy says

    La mer, le soleil, et Pia, que demander de plus?

    May 19th, 2008 | #

  4. pia says

    you just made my day French Boy.

    and jill, you made me laugh! yes, i did try squinting a little, putting on some rose coloured glasses does help too, if you have a pair handy.

    hi heidi! it wasn’t my shoot so i’m not sure i will ever see the finished images unless they are sprawled all over holland which could be a possibility! i will keep my eyes peeled for you.


    May 19th, 2008 | #

  5. Mary-Laure says

    This is so unbelievably fun!!!

    BTW, check out my live coverage of the Cannes Film Festival! Yes, I’m there, by another sea altogether, my dear Mediterranean…

    May 19th, 2008 | #

  6. Marissa says

    That is so sweet, and the shoot looks incredible. Great volume in the skirt from the wind!

    When I lived in Indiana (midwest in US), I was homesick for my hometown by the ocean in Florida. Thankfully, they had enormous lakes that looked like the ocean for me.

    May 20th, 2008 | #

  7. Esti says

    Wonderful pictures. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    May 20th, 2008 | #

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