As well as writing notes, photos are a useful tool (and essential for travel features).
We expect to see those iconic images... canals and bicycles perhaps?
Or how about a cheese shop?
Or an establishment in the famous Red Light District?
The last thing you might expect to see is a heron.
Or a boat complete with its own private floating sun deck and garden.
Or one with a rooftop garden.
And yet I took all these photos in Amsterdam.
Okay, so this was on the edge of the city...
As was this bee on a flower, but these photos show Amsterdam from a different, fresh view that you may not have seen before.
I hope you've enjoyed this first post in my new mini-series: 'A Different View'.
I'm away in South America right now, hopefully gathering lots of material for my writing.
In the meantime, do please leave a comment and I promise I'll respond on my return in March.