1:00pm Sunday afternoon and the sun is brightly shining overhead. Lots of people out along the canals and on terraces enjoying the sun. Not optimal photo conditions, but let’s go anyway.

I walk east along Ceintuurbaan, and make a right on Amsteldijk, the street that fronts the west side of the Amstel river.

Fun looking paneled houseboat on the opposite side of the Amstel.

Really fun graphics painted on the front and running all down the side of 59 Amsteldijk, adjacent to the big vacant lot.

Electric buddhism.

I noticed this place a couple weeks ago, and thought I’d stop here for coffee sometime, but on closer inspection it appeared closed. Checked it out on Facebook, and it looks like they’re just closed for some kitchen refurb work. They’ll be back open on June 14.

Insane window covers in the back. #VanVibez will soon be plastered with these, at the rate I’m taking photos of weirdo vans.

This building across the street from Dragon’s Delight is completely fenced off and boarded up. Not quite sure what’s going on, but it’s one of the tallest buildings in the neighborhood. Most immediately, I’m wondering who’s drying their t-shirt in the mail slot.

Lots of cultures in Amsterdam.

Stop TTIP is something that should probably continue to be amplified.

Cargocycle.

This sticker caught my eye. Turns out it’s for a band in London.

Who doesn’t want to ride in a 1980’s era limo?

This statue is at Berlagebrug, the bridge at the southern border of De Pijp. I couldn’t find much info about it online. From the other side, it kind of looks like a horse coming out of the blob.

I crossed Berlagebrug to Oost, and was delighted to find this huge tag baking in the sun.

Nice ride!

Another laser 3.14 piece.

The guy on the left looks like a 19th century aristocrat about to blunder through an adventure in Congo.

Trying to figure out why this balcony is completely enclosed by a net. Toddler? Pet?

This is what you see on the ground when you open a car door. A tile gives you quick, contextual directions on where the parking meter is. Nice little bit of design.