Adventuring in Rotterdam

New Headspace

If you’re into meditation (or even want to just try it for a few days), I recommend the new version of the “Headspace” app. All the basic stuff is free, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Why not make 10 minutes for your awesome mind to relax a bit?

Daily Photo – Adventuring in Rotterdam

I don't have many regrets from the road trip across Europe, but maybe one is not stopping in enough other cities other than the big ones. This was one little side-stop we made in Rotterdam, a very cool city that I had never visited. It was a very artsy place, with wacky sculptures and street art all over the place… All the art gave the city a very nice texture; and it's another pin in the map to return to some day with more time! 🙂

Adventuring in Rotterdam

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-15 22:58:31
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time32
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

European Photo Walk Announcement Yay!

I’m doing TEN (count ’em 10) free photo walks across Europe… also a few special day-long workshops. Wanna see the list of places? Come check out the new site at 80stays.treyratcliff.com!

See your city? Tell your friends! 🙂

These photo walks are family friendly events and all are welcome. Bring a friend or two! 🙂 Anything from a mobile phone to a DSLR will do swimmingly. I share lots of tips and tricks, do Q&A, and more… even better, we get to roam part of the city taking photos together. Come on out – I can’t wait to meet you! 🙂

Walking about the Sorbonne in the evening

A Classic from Amsterdam, the Swirling Sunset over the Canal

I was going through a few old photos and I was not sure if I ever posted this one or not!

I was in Amsterdam for the Reason conference (a gathering of a Libertarian bent).  It was really cool because I got to meet Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of Southpark), who were also there at the conference.  Towards the end of one day, we all got on a private boat to take us around the canals of Amsterdam.  I got a chance to talk for a while with the former prime minister of Estonia when they made the transition to the flat tax.  Very interesting to me… economics is one of my hobbies, so it was a kick to hang out with all these think-tank guys and gals.

At some point, I left the conversation to climb on top of the boat to take this photo.

Canal Cruise

This is Matt

The Charred Walls of the Cathedral

This was shot in Amsterdam an one of their "smaller" churches, not too far from the train station. I remember it being very cold and windy that day, so sneaking into the church to take a break from the weather was a nice break.

The Charred Walls of the Church

A Colorful Corner of Oude Kerk

Some of the detailed stained glass in central Amsterdam…

A Colorful Corner of Oude Kerk

Time Warp Trio

It was quite a party and I’m not sure I remember much…
Time Warp Trio

Reflective Puddle of Anti-Grav Mercury

I understand it is difficult to figure out exactly what is happening in this picture. I think it is interesting to watch people look at this picture and either accept it as "cool" or delve deep into layers of understanding to try to figure out exactly what it is. Everyone has different levels of investigative tolerance… but I hope it is fun to look at no matter where you stop in the curiosity chain.
Reflective Puddle of Anti-Grav Mercury

The Columned Mall

This mall is in the middle of downtown Amsterdam just off the Dam Square.
The Columned Mall

Corner Goth

Here is a cool corner found inside the narrow streets of Amsterdam.
Corner Goth

Organ Grinder

This is one of the coolest organs I have ever seen in a church. I recently found this one in my stack of pictures from Amsterdam. I believe this is from Oude Kerk in the Red Light District.

Organ Grinder

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