a late night stroll through amsterdam, avec le son (with sound)
Posted in amsterdam, pia's photos, soundscapes July 3rd, 2008 by piablog

It’s nearly nine (du soir), and I have just poured myself a glass of vin blanc. I am exhausted. It’s been a hectic day, and I need a good night’s sleep to get me through tomorrow’s shoot. But, before I put head to pillow, would you fancy coming for a wander with me?

Since we’ve had breakfast and tea in Paris, chatting with old men about the delights of Corsica and an after lunch laze-about in the Jardin Du Luxembourg in the afternoon: now it’s time for a late night stroll in Amsterdam, through the canal district. On this wander, we might see some of Amsterdam’s funny crooked buildings, find a stylish old wooden dinghy, peek through the window of someone’s beautifully decorated home, find some cool boutiques, and stop by a canal to take in the incredible view.

So come on, let’s see what we find along the way – but mind your step, the cobblestones do tend to jump out at you every now and then in the dark…

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24 Comments

  1. sofia says

    what a lovely stroll, love to hear the steps. Amsterdam is an enchantment 🙂 Thank you Pia !

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  2. stacy says

    looks like a peaceful evening stroll.

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  3. Jeska says

    These have really made me smile, Can’t wait to visit this lovely city later this year ; )

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  4. Uncle Beefy says

    Pia…this was lovely! Like a little brain-cation 🙂 I am LOVING the audio tracks along with the posts! The “French breakfast” made me swoon! SO lovely 🙂

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  5. Annie says

    Another wonderful trip! Thank you Pia :-).

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  6. Diane says

    what lovely photo– the lights at night- wonderful

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  7. Jill says

    beautiful night time photos of Amsterdam, Pia!

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  8. nyla says

    well, who knew that i would take a stroll through Amsterdam tonight?! that was lovely. your clicking heels reminded me of the end of Feist’s song, My Man My Moon.

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  9. Diana says

    The mood of these photos is perfect. Absolutely perfect.

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  10. Vanitha says

    Oh Pia, you must write about this in the next issue. It’s gorgeous and we need this!!!!vani

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  11. marie says

    oh i have to visit amsterdam soon!

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  12. Sarah says

    Pia,
    Just wanted to say that I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, I guess as a bit of a lurker (gasp). But I just had to comment on this post….

    I went to Amsterdam in January this year, for the first time, and the city stole my heart! I’ve been daydreaming about returning ever since. In a week I am flying there but have to catch a train straight to Belgium and don’t have time to see the city I miss so much! Your post and pictures break my heart but also make me remember, and I thank you for that.

    So jealous…you’re so lucky!!
    Sarah

    PS: I love your blog. Seriously.

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  13. dell says

    Hi Pia,
    these pictures are so lovely, I love Amsterdam, and am currently living by a canal in Dordrecht so can relate, so pretty, and the huge open windows are a voyeurs dream.

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  14. Kim Gray says

    The shops look amazing!

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  15. nancy says

    oh please apply to a gallery and have your installation with soundscape for all to enjoy…
    nancy

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  16. Anairam says

    This is exquisite! What a lovely idea! I love the fact that the photographs are still, and that I can move on to the next one at my leisure, to the sound of footsteps on the cobbles and someone (but who?) whistling in the background … Divine …

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  17. Design for Mankind says

    Oh how lovely!!!! 🙂 Pia— gosh. These are gorgeous.

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  18. kristy says

    sigh… so beautiful.

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  19. nadia says

    Pia I saw this last night in the eveing after coming back from a stroll- it is so perfect…you look at things in such a wonderful way.

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  20. Miss Bebop says

    It’s my first time visiting, I like what I see I shall be back!!

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  21. Aran says

    i wish i was there…

    July 4th, 2008 | #

  22. Erin says

    Your beautiful shots of amsterdam make me want to return more everyday!

    July 6th, 2008 | #

  23. A Flourishing Perspective says

    These are so gorgeous!!! I love the pictures at night it makes Amsterdam look so magical.

    Have a brilliant day,
    Erika=]

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  24. Lyddiegal says

    Oh Amsterdam at night, so beautiful. I’d love to go back…

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