About the Book
Did you know that Amsterdam has more canals than Venice? With over 165 canals, it’s possible to travel up to 100 kilometers (61 miles) on the water in the city limits.
Welcome to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. If it’s your first time here, beware of the cyclists! They say that there are more cyclists in Amsterdam than its population! Make sure to look both ways out everywhere, not just on the roads! With an estimated over 1 million bicycles in the city, Amsterdam cycle lanes function like highways. You can see kids and adults of all ages and statuses riding bikes: businessmen with briefcases, ladies on high heels, pregnant women, elderly people, literally everyone! Amsterdam is famous for its canals, bridges, original architecture, ‘coffee' shops and RedLight District. People here are very happy, laid-back, enjoying life in its fullness.
The Amsterdam Museum will tell you about the unique engineering approach to the city planning and building : with half of the Netherlands sitting one meter (3 feet) above the sea level, and Amsterdam itself built on clay, the foundation of the city is a major feat of engineering. 11million wooden poles support the buildings from sinking. Wooden piles are laid in different places to stop trees from slipping into the naturally marshy ground. Now you understand why so many people prefer living on one of the city’s iconic house boats! The picturesque houses along the canals in Amsterdam are renowned for their slender profiles.
Go for a walk with me and my camera in the iconic Amsterdam with unique canal system, beautiful bridges and monumental buildings!
Dear friends, welcome to my bookstore! Here I offer you to travel without actual traveling! Isn't that wonderful! Photography is an amazing tool for that! Go on different trips around the world with me! If you have been to any of these places, my books will remind you of the great time you have got to spend there, you can revisit those places by just flipping the pages or share them with your friends and family! May be they will put this or that destination on their Bucket List!? If you plan to go to any of these places my books can serve as a nice visual target you are about to reach or a pictorial guide. Besides these books can be used with therapeutic purposes creating a positive psychological effect on brain which helps in healing and also has a calming effect on those in need. The sequence of beautiful landscapes does its job. Enjoy! Yours, Larisa.