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.

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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?

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Exploring the city from the water. Really amazing.

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Water…

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…and more water…

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

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Slow the world down for a while…

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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!

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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. https://thestoryofmylifebyterismile.wordpress.com/
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