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A Flamingo in Utrecht · 1M ago

A Sad Day for Nijntje

I just saw the sad news about Dick Bruna, the creator of Nijntje/Miffy passing away yesterday. Discovering his work was one of the many joys I got out of living in Utrecht. As well as the Ni...
A Flamingo in Utrecht · 1M ago

A Flamingo in Italy

The site is still a work in progress, but you can follow my new adventures in Italy at A Flamingo in Italy. The best way to keep up is to subscribe through email. Then you get a message in y...
A Flamingo in Utrecht · 2M ago

Greetings from Italy

I had truly meant to do one last proper goodbye post before moving, but it just didn’t happen. The move was unbelievably stressful and I’m so glad it’s over. But we survived the two-day driv...
A Flamingo in Utrecht · 2M ago

Centraal and the Moreelsebrug

The Utrecht Centraal train station has been undergoing a massive renovation for what feels like years and years. I rarely go to the station, so the few times I do, usually to meet up with vi...
A Flamingo in Utrecht · 2M ago

Wordless Wednesday: Gezellig

Tagged: cozy setting, Dutch cities, gezellig, minrebroederstraat, photography, shopfront, shops in utrecht, stadhuisplein
A Flamingo in Utrecht · 2M ago

Where is the Domtoren?

First off, happy new year/gelukkig nieuwjaar! I hope everyone survived and there are no hangovers! The only aches I have are from the two-hour death march Charlie took me on this morning. He...
A Flamingo in Utrecht · 2M ago

Festive Lights in Utrecht

Despite the foggy weather – I haven’t been able to see the Domtoren for about three days now – there are still the sounds of fireworks and firecrackers going off and I’m sure people will sti...
A Flamingo in Utrecht · 2M ago

Time Travel: Voetiusstraat

I thought I’d try to get at least one last Time Travel post in, even though I really should be writing for work, or packing, or doing dishes. I don’t even have a really good comparison photo...
A Flamingo in Utrecht · 3M ago

Kerstboom Market

Need a last-minute kerstboom (Christmas tree)? The annual Christmas tree market at Janskerkhof has you covered. From the usual larger ones all the way down to small potted plants, you can fi...
A Flamingo in Utrecht · 3M ago

Holy Apartment

There are plenty of jokes about not being able to go far at all without coming across yet another church in Europe. They’re everywhere! Though I grew up in the Southern part of the US which ...