Monday, June 23, 2008

Photo of the Week--6/16/08

Our first trip to Europe while we were living in England (and no, England is not part of Europe, not if you ask the English) was to the lovely city of Amsterdam. We spent most of our time walking the streets and cruising the canals of the city, taking in the wonderful architecture. I loved seeing the different types of gables on the different houses, and the different houseboats that also served as people's homes. What I particularly like about the houses, as you can see in this picture, are the little beams that stick out from the top of each house. These are used to lift bulky furniture in through the windows, as the stairways and doorways are much too narrow to use. I couldn't help but imagine the classic "piano on a pulley" cartoons as I looked at these houses.

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