The fog has cleared

Within a day of writing this post, the fog in Amsterdam went away and so far it hasn’t shown any sign of returning - not even early in the morning. This is the view it had been cutting us off from:

Ghost shipGhost ship

The view of IJ from our home at nightThe view of IJ from our home at night

The houses across the river look like carved, lit-up Halloween pumpkins. It’s hard to imagine sometimes that each distant illuminated window is a house with people, lives and stories. I can stare at the lights of moving ships and ferries and their colourful reflections for hours without tiring.

November 27, 2011