Saturday, May 3, 2014

Orange is the new black :: King's Day, Amsterdam

The week before last three girlfriends and I packed up a hire car and did a crazy, last-minute, whirlwind 2-day trip to Amsterdam for their national day Koningsdag (King's Day).
We were in Amsterdam for all of 19 hours.
As we weren't there for very long and every time I pulled out my camera I'd loose my girlfriends in a sea of orange-clad folk, I didn't manage to get a whole lot of photos of this festive day to share. However I did mange to capture this Dutchman we came across, setting up his little bric-a-brac table whilst wearing a very smart orange lady-hat in festivity. After being endlessly bombarded by mass-produced, tacky accessories in all the touristic stores, his was the most original, and refreshing, by far.

Orange is the new black, or at least was that weekend.

xx

9 comments:

  1. This photo is golden. Glad you gals had such a fun time :)

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    1. Aww, thanks love! It was super tiring, but worth it. How gorgeous is this man?! xx

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  2. Cool photo! As I'm now living in London, I unfortunately had to miss our first King's Day (it used to be Queen's Day), but it's such a fun holiday. Hope to go back for it next year. And good thing that you got the date right, since I saw some really funny pictures online of tourists dressed in orange on the 30th (the old Queen's Day), wondering why they were the only ones dressed that way :-).

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    1. Hi Jacintha! Thank you! I lucked out on this photo, this man was just so lovely! Oh, that's too funny about the misinformed tourists!! I witnessed the reverse, I saw two elderly French couples in a flap because of all the people and commotion - they obviously had no prior idea about it happening! I went to Amsterdam for Queens Day three years ago so knew what we were in for. Hope you get there next year! Thanks for visiting! xx

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  3. Oh he looks so cute! I bet it was awesome despite being such a short "séjour"! :)

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    1. It was so awesome!! He totally made my day!

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  4. What.a.dude. Love it (and kind of love him!) You ladies sure packed it in, good on ya xx

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    1. Right?! We were tired and oh so cranky afterwards, but it was so worth it!!

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