on the edge

I really like the colors on this one: the bright red and yellow against the grey canal water. This bootje is going down in a somewhat weird manner, it’s going nose down, while usually a bootje fills up slowly and evenly.

where: Admiralengracht


This one is almost filled to the brim with rainwater. It’s been raining a lot lately in Amsterdam. A couple of showers more, and it’s bye-bye for this one.

where: Prinsengracht @ Leidsegracht

Somehow, almost every picture on this blog seems to feature either a coot or a duck, but this one has both.

where: Oudezijds Achterburgwal @ Oude Hoogstraat

This is not really a "gezonken bootje" of course, it's still floating, but whether it will one day sail again, that I doubt.

If you look closely you'll see a little note attached to the top of the white cabin. Of course I was very curious as to what the note said. I imagined an angry neighbor telling the owner to move this piece of shit somewhere else.

What did the note say?

You'll have to wait till tomorrow…

where: Westerkade (see it on a map)

Is it floating or hanging on the ropes? I really like the way the edges of this boat are balancing around the water line

where: Oudezijds Achterburgwal

Ducks may have taken possesion of this one, but all in all, this sturdy vessel is in pretty good shape. Just a little cleaning and bailing out the water and the little one is good for another summer

where: Kromboomsloot

This is a former sailboat, probably saved by its airchambers.

where: Herengracht @ the Bergstraat

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