These days you can work out on line what suits you best, but with all this on line shopping I must say I still want to see and touch the real thing. Off we went to the computer shop on this splendid sunny Saturday to the South axe of Amsterdam, called in Dutch 'Zuidas'. Known elsewhere in the world as the 'Financial Mile' - the trade and business center of Amsterdam.
Having done the first gardening of this year in the sunshine in the morning, on barefeet in flip flops and wearing a cardigan, it invited me to leave my coat at home on my trip to Amsterdam, and just to take a woollen handknitted long scarf just in case the late afternoon would cool down.This was a big mistake as the icy Northern wind around the corners of the big towers blew us to bits. A wall to wall blue sky formed a terrific background for the creative and colourful architecture.
Not visiting the place every day, we were fascinated to see the changes in the area. There is so much being built still, it will change in time rapidly. Huge cranes and half finished buildings all around, designed by competing architects.
We discussed what the vibes of this environment did with us. Both we said: it feels like Paris, New York. Being a senior citizen I felt envious of the young people who work in this dynamic world and wished I could turn back the clock and take part in it.
There were other parts of Amsterdam to visit today so this was all for now: New Amsterdam! And back home a new computer to install!