City Views.35

Yesterday (Sunday the 17th) the Amsterdam Marathon was run. It’s also got an 8km walk, and a half-marathon. All the races started and ended at the Olympic Stadium, which I’ve shown you from various angles since I moved here in July, pretty much. It’s a 10-minute walk from my home, and all the races ran right past my building…as you see 🙂 I took some of these on Friday evening when the sun came out at the end of my work-from-home day and I decided a walk was in order, only to find all these new temporary things in my neighborhood. On Saturday there was both a City Walk, some kind of organized group walk thing (sponsor of the signs you see below), and some great park art in ArtZuid (ArtSouth), here in the southern district of Amsterdam where I now reside. All lovely, and yes – more photos for the future!

3 responses

  1. Sam Craig

    Maybe this is a race I should run sometime in the next 3-6 years! (likely the half marathon rather than full though)

    October 18, 2021 at 14:23

    • @sam and @steve — I’m fully in favor. Sam, your walk to the start line would be similar to at Green Lake, possibly shorter. And this is, umm, a world-class marathon that finishes in an actual Olympic Stadium. There’s also a half, and an 8k.

      October 23, 2021 at 12:16

  2. Yes, Sam, you should! And we can all go to Amsterdam to root for you!

    October 18, 2021 at 14:47

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