The construction crane across the canal has been an eyesore, but tonight it adds to the drama.

It’s been a quiet week, settling back into life in Amsterdam, broken by a spectacular evening downpour which caught us out in the open, sans coats or umbrellas.

No sooner had we scuttled inside, dripping wet, than the storm cleared, leaving a sky that had every smartphone in the town pointed heavenwards…

A friend told us he thought he saw one of my photos on the morning TV news (they’d lifted it from Facebook), though no doubt thousands of others captured  the same spectacle.


There’s a Dutch word for such weather, with low sun and dark clouds, though I can’t remember it.


Does it even need a name?


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