Reflection on an Amsterdam Canal (1972)

Some travel writers call Amsterdam “the Venice of the north” because of its system of canals. But I doubt anyone could mistake Amsterdam’s canals for those of Venice. Not only is there a dearth of gondolas, but the northern European sky is often gray or white instead of the sunny Italian blue. Hazy morning clouds and the dark, backlit leaves that hide the bright white sky make this tranquil reflection look more somber than it really was.

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