THE Traveler: Derek Meyer of Orono.
The scene: Along Amsterdam's Singel canal, bikes and flowers come together in an iconic portrait of the city. "To the right is the Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market), which is the only floating flower market in the world, and on the left is a boat used to store bikes for tourists. … I felt that this scene captured many of the main attractions of the city beautifully, with the tulips as well as bikes and, of course, the gorgeous reflections on the water," Meyer wrote in an e-mail.
Why go: Meyer visited the Dutch city on a weekend trip from Trinity College Dublin, where he studied for a semester. He wrote, "Amsterdam is a beautiful city, often labeled as depraved and lewd, while in reality it contains two of the greatest museums in Europe, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and is scattered with impressive church steeples and canals that rival Venice in their ubiquity and beauty."
How he got this shot: Meyer used a Ricoh GR camera. "My favorite part of the photo is the colors: the blue of the sky reflected in the water as well as the red brick and white trim leading to a vanishing point just around the bend of the canal heading toward the beautiful Munttoren, or Mint Tower."
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