Alkmaar Monochrome

Alkmaar. This city has a special place in my heart. I´ve been to Alkmaar a couple of times so far and somehow every time I was there it was a crucial moment in my life in a good and in a bad way too. It´s a city with incredibly relaxed people who always seem to be in a good mood. Small shops in narrow streets, cafes and bars by the water. The absolute best blueberry muffins EVER and a bartender who draws a heart on the top of your latte when you look sad. Ladies riding bicycles in heels holding an umbrella in one hand. Are you a Beatles fan? You definitely should visit the Beatles museum Beatles Museum – John Lennon’s first guitar was made in Alkmaar. If you rent a bicycle, you will be able to see not only the beauty of Alkmaar, but the seashore nearby as well.

I think it´s about time to go and have that blueberry muffin again.


The main street in Alkmaar. Fancy brands next to the shops with old dusty books.

Untited colours with no colours

Can I have one of those, please?


Exploring the city from the water. Really amazing.




…and more water…


This place is near the city hall, where you can meet local artists playing traditional music.


Slow the world down for a while…


And this is where I met a random couple. The guy asked the girl to marry him and she said yes.


Thanks for stopping by!


About terissmile

Teresa is the name. I was born in the Czech Republic, but since I always leave a piece of my heart in every place I had chance to live for a while, I feel more like a child of the world. It all started with moments which had a huge impact on my emotional level and on myself as well. Moments seemingly ordinary and insignificant from the common point of view, more specifically emotions written in human faces. I started chasing those candid ephemeral moments that are there only for a second and then they are gone and lost forever - be it loneliness, fear, anxiety, astonishment, joy, love, disappointment, loss... But it´s all real. Real emotions of real people. I do not follow any rules in particular, the only thing I insist on is honesty and genuineness that help me to add life to possibly every shot I take. Since minimalism is my way, I try to keep them as minimalist as possible. That is how I create my world. Take a look if you like.
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