Quaint Alley View - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Alleys. I love them. I don't know why but I do. When I am walking down a city's streets, I am constantly looking down the side alleys to see what is there. Most times there is nothing great. Trash cans, dumpsters, dirt, grime are all there to see. Most alleys seem to end while others go through to the next street. Sometimes, though, I hit pay dirt and get scenes like this one in Amsterdam. What is the pot of gold for me in this photo? Shooting from a darker alley, the sunlight is coming at just the right angle to bathe the Amsterdam architecture with just the right color of light that accentuates it. The ever-present bicycles that are a fixture in Amsterdam are also present. So, the next time you walk past an alley, take a look in. You might be surprised at what you might find.