Our good friends Shirley and Iftach travelled from Israel to join us for the rest of our stay in Amsterdam. Shirley likes my colourful outfits so I knew I had to wear a happy combination to welcome her. I chose blue jodhpur jeans and added a citron pullover, orange blazer, white loafers and turquoise bag. That’s three happy brights — four if you include my green specs — that are tempered by the denim and white in the outfit.
These pictures were taken on Staalmeestersbrug, one of two bridges in Amsterdam where couples leave padlocks to signify their love. These so-called love locks have sometimes been a source of controversy when local authorities have removed them. A recent example was the Pont des Arts in Paris. Earlier this month hundreds of thousands of padlocks were removed. Apparently their weight had already begun to tear some of the metal grillwork from the bridge.
We walked for miles around sunny Amsterdam for most of the day, catching up about everything and stopping for food breaks along the way. In the evening we went to a fabulous Indonesian restaurant — Sampurna — and I swapped out my blazer for a warmer sea foam leather jacket and orange scarf. We’re having a BALL spending time with our special friends.