Thursday, 4 March 2010
Tulips from Amsterdam
Last weekend my travels took me back to Amsterdam for a very quick visit to see the brand new production of Don Quixote at the Dutch National Ballet - it was very good, and very very funny, although my favourite version still remains that of the wonderful Bolshoi Ballet from Moscow. No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without a trip to the street florist near my hotel!! I plumped for some lovely pale pink and green roses (Kenyan though!) and some bright and cheerful yellow tulips with a tiny red splash of colour - as the tulips have opened up they look like tulips from one of the Dutch Grand Masters paintings!!
You must excuse the brown paper but the florist said I had to re-cut the stems then put the tulips in cold water as soon as I got them home, leaving the paper wrapped around them for an hour - this helps the tulips take up water and stops them flopping.
The Singel Flower Market - one of my favourite haunts!
A grey day in Amsterdam looking at the back of the Singel floating flower market - you can see the backs of the shops floating on the right of the canal.
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