Also stunning is the range of things to gawk at. In one antique shop I almost bought a lovely bronze bangle from the Bronze Age!!!
I love walking around Amsterdam and seeing the history oozing from every stone and facade. I have been taking photos of beautiful 13th century churches, a gilded gate from 1381, centuries-old canals... the usual.
Not so usual is taking photos of bricks, however the bricks here really excite me. The photo below is of two types of bricks - where a wall meets the pavement. You can really tell the newer bricks of the two - the brown ones of the wall. Oh, and by the way, these 'newer' bricks form a house proudly stamped with a date stone saying '1712'...
Along with the history and vintage, I've come across a delightful range of fabric and ribbons. These will be lots of fun to turn into journals and cards this year.