I’m back. My holiday is over.
People put really strange things in their windows in Amsterdam. Pee pee penis dolls of all shapes and sizes in the window of this home. Some masturbating, some pulling zap signs. Hmmmm, curiouser and curiouser.
This next one was in the window of a restaurant in Amsterdam:
This one was in the window of a chemist. If my photography is so awful you can’t see what that is, allow me to explain:
It’s a giant toothbrush carousel.
It goes round and round and round, like a miniature dental funfair. And the toothbrushes sit two to a seat, holding hands and watching the sights.
Another Dutch favourite of mine are these junk food vending machines:
Pick what you want. Put your cash in the slot. Open the little door and grab your food. I think it’s the equivalent of our dodgy boerie rolls that you buy in Long Street at 4am. It seems a good idea at the time, but really, it’s never a good idea. I’ve never tried one, I must be honest. It’s all just a little mystery meat-ish for me.
These next two shots are from a little Asian place I quite enjoyed in Amsterdam. This is their closed sign:
And their open sign:
This next shot was taken in London. It was a window display in Selfridges. Dozens of shoe box worlds, each created in a different style. Gorgeous and intricate.
Next – A most fabulous pair of shoes from Amsterdam that I would have bought myself if I was richer than God, or a Sheik. The only two kinds of people able to afford these shoes I would imagine.
Okay this next one is weird. This was a shop window for a butchers, located in The Red Light District in Amsterdam, right next door to one of the famous prostitute windows. I kind of thought it was ironic.
Sorry, once again it’s a really crap picture, but it’s of some cows grazing in a field. Again, it was late and rainy, and as I mentioned, I’m not much of a picture taker. Cattle call, indeed.
This was pretty cool too. This guy finds tree stumps and whittles them into statues of men’s trunks. Fitting I guess. Trunks made out of trunks.
More travels abroad tomorrow.